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Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.

Canadians 'Spocking' the Image of Ex-PM on $5 Bill

Mar 4
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.

Bill Gates Repeats at Top of Forbes' List of Billionaires

Mar 2
The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.

Tech Stocks Soar Again, but with Stronger Wings

By Stan Choe | Feb 27
When it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And they're largely right.

US New Home Sales Fall Slightly in January

By Josh Boak | Feb 26
Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market.

US Stock Indexes Drift Mostly Lower as Oil Prices Sink

By Alex Veiga | Feb 26
A deepening slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks, tipping U.S. financial markets mostly lower in afternoon trading Thursday. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Home Construction Slips in January

By Josh Boak | Feb 19
U.S. homebuilders slowed the pace of construction in January, breaking ground on fewer single-family houses ahead of the spring buying season.

Student Debt Load Limits Americans' Home-Buying

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Feb 18
Younger Americans are struggling to keep up with steadily-rising student debt loads, a burden that is limiting their ability to buy homes.

Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone to Combat Fraud

By Ken Sweet | Feb 17
Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end.

Concerns: Is Your Smart TV Eavesdropping on You?

By Youkyung Lee | Feb 13
Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

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