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  • Costco near deal with new credit card issuer

    Costco near deal with new credit card issuer
    NEW YORK — Costco Wholesale Corp., acknowledging its split with American Express Co., said Friday that it is close to reaching a deal with a new credit card company for exclusive rights to serve the giant retailer's customers. Costco should be...
  • Shareholder's group demands McDonald's refresh board of directors

    Shareholder's group demands McDonald's refresh board of directors
    A group that advises a small portion of McDonald's shareholders says the company's board needs a makeover as much as the menu. CtW Investment Group, which works with a number of union pension funds, laid out its demands in a letter sent Friday to the...
  • Google executive to join McDonald's board

     Google executive to join McDonald's board
    McDonald's named Google executive Margo Georgiadis as a member of its board Wednesday, a move that highlights the restaurant chain's efforts to improve its digital connections with customers. "As we head into 2015, Margo brings unique capabilities and...
  • Millions more people to get their credit score for free

     Millions more people to get their credit score for free
    Millions more people will have free access to their FICO credit score this year. That's good news for consumers, since the number is widely used by lenders to check potential borrowers' financial health. Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and...
  • GM's OnStar drivers may qualify for discounts from Progressive Insurance

    GM's OnStar drivers may qualify for discounts from Progressive Insurance
    Progressive Insurance has struck a deal with General Motors' OnStar unit in which participating drivers may get feedback on their motoring habits and might qualify for discounts on their coverage. The partnership is the latest example of how car...
  • Discover to spend $35M next year on credit, debit cards with microchips

    Discover Financial Services will spend more than $35 million in 2015 to issue credit and debit cards embedded with chips that are considered more secure than those with magnetic strips. The new cards will include a microchip that should reduce incidents...
  • Expect fewer passwords and more secure login systems in 2015

    Expect fewer passwords and more secure login systems in 2015
    A group of banks, technology companies and hardware makers looking to improve upon the username-and-password login systems that keep getting hacked reached a pivotal point in the effort Tuesday. The Fast Identity Online, or FIDO, Alliance announced that...
  • Student debt advice for college graduates and parents

    Student debt advice for college graduates and parents
    Some college students call home when they need extra cash. The same might happen after graduation, when student loans start coming due. Graduates — many of whom start repayment this time of year, following a six-month grace period after spring...
  • Complaints about private student loans soar, agency says

    Complaints about private student loans soar, agency says
    Complaints about student loans are up almost 40 percent nationwide over the past year, a federal agency said this week. But gripes about local servicer Discover Financial Services are down slightly despite education lending being a bigger part of the...
  • Low interest rates not helping Europe's economy

     Low interest rates not helping Europe's economy
    Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon. Analysts don't think the salve that's being applied by the European Central Bank's interest rate cuts and bond buying is strong enough medicine to heal long-...
  • Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay

     Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay
    Conspicuously absent Tuesday from a list of companies participating in Apple Pay was Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services. That day, smartphone-maker Apple rolled out a new version of the iPhone as well as a new payment service called Apple Pay....