| Feb 4, 2011
Look at your child, and think of college.
If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Google is teaming up with MasterCard, Citigroup, to soon offer mobile payments via Android phones. That means you wont need to carry plastic cards to make credit card and debit card purchases, just grab your smart phone.
Mobile payments are expected...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 11:13 AM
It was a roaring hot day, and the dark, cozy bar and dining room inside One-Eyed Mike's was packed.
"It's an hour wait if you want to be seated inside," a bartender said. "We can seat you immediately outside."
That was fine with us — the dining...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Forty-five minutes into the one-hour drive from Baltimore to Cafe Tuscany in Westminster, I'm cursing my editor. With all of the restaurants in Baltimore, why is it necessary to go this far out for Italian food? "This place better be worth it," I said...
| Jan 26, 2012
When President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech Tuesday that big banks are "required to write out a living will," it was the first time that many Americans had heard of the banking rule.
Obama, who appears to be in re-election mode,...
| Nov 15, 2011
It's easy to forget, but 25 years ago the Discover card was introduced by Sears, Roebuck and Co. during the 1986 Super Bowl.
The commercial included a rising sun and a message: "Few things cost you nothing to get and pay you back every day. But now the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Starting next year, PayPal users will be able to use their online payment accounts to shop in more than 7 million physical stores nationwide, because of a new partnership between owner Ebay Inc. and credit card company Discover Financial Services.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:30 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced this morning it has ordered three subsidiaries of American Express to refund about $85 million to about a quarter of a million consumers.
According to the agency, an investigation found “that at...
| Oct 5, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to run the state agency that oversees the financial operations of U.S. Cellular Field filed for bankruptcy three years ago after racking up $102,500 in debt, mainly from credit cards, court records show.
The revelation follows...
| Mar 15, 2011
Google has been hinting for months that it will roll out a mobile payment service so that shoppers can ring up their purchases with their smart phones. Now people familiar with the project are whispering to Bloomberg News that Google will begin testing...
| Aug 30, 2011
Capital One Financial Corp. and Bank of America Corp. have the most user-friendly online disclosures about credit-card terms, according to a survey by Card Hub, a card-comparison website. Card Hub's second annual survey of the 10 biggest credit-card...