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...third of the group said they use plastic at least four times weekly for small purchases. The survey was conducted by Visa USA Inc., of Foster City, Calif., which said its purchase volume on items costing $25 or less rose 25 percent last year...
Hurricane victims piling up credit card debt

...repay. He said it was too early to tell what the credit card company would do then. Rhonda Bentz, a spokeswoman for Visa USA Inc., said most banks that issue Visa cards are expected to offer more lenient terms to hurricane victims. "There are...
Stocks higher on strong employment report

...distributing its new American Express-branded credit cards, the result of a legal battle that American Express Co. won over Visa USA Inc. and MasterCard International Inc. American Express was up 17 cents at $55.12. Spanish-language television network...
Supreme Court sidesteps credit card dispute

WASHINGTON - MasterCard International Inc. and Visa USA Inc. no longer can block banks from issuing credit cards...were up 6 cents at $50.62 on the NYSE. The cases are Visa USA Inc. v United States, 03-1521, and MasterCard International...
Fighting fraud

...just experienced what thousands of people across the country fall prey to every year: identity theft. Officials at Visa USA Inc. and MasterCard International estimate overall fraud losses from their member banks are in the hundreds of millions...
Groups attack credit industry

...was my last conversation with my daughter." Later that night, she killed herself. Credit card companies such as Visa USA Inc. and MasterCard International have defended their college marketing practices, maintaining that most students use...
Theft of retailer information leaves thousands vulnerable

...headquartered in New York, were not immediately returned. It was unclear how many other cards might be at risk, but both Visa USA Inc. and MasterCard - the nation's largest credit card associations - were reported to be dealing with Polo Ralph Lauren...
Bank, retail coalition oppose ATM surcharge ban

...eliminating the double charges. The two biggest networks are Cirrus, owned by MasterCard International, and Plus, owned by Visa USA Inc. Nearly all the nation's major banks, in turn, are members of the MasterCard and Visa groups. The 54 companies...
Banks said to be hooking credit customers while pushing tough bill

...the financial soundness of their customers if they are to get their repeat business." MasterCard International and Visa USA Inc., the two biggest credit card companies, also disputed the Consumer Federation's statements and said most consumers...
Talk-show hosts asked to reconsider debit-card promotion

...MasterCard International at its headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., also had no immediate comment. MasterCard and Visa USA Inc., which together account for nearly all U.S. debit cards, recently decided not to make card holders responsible...
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