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Visa Invests in Square

Visa (V), the world's biggest electronic-payment network, has invested in Square, maker of credit-card readers used with smartphones. Full story

NYT: Visa Reigns with Silent Tax

   The growing use of debit cards has meant big profits for Visa, and there are concerns that the company's market power has led to unnecessarily high fees to merchants.

Britain may shift May holiday to boost tourism

British officials are considering shifting a May holiday to April or October to lengthen the tourist season and are studying ways to streamline the process of getting a U.K. tourist visa. Full story

Debit card fee fight returns to Congress

Visa and banks will press lawmakers on Thursday for relief from a proposed slashing of debit card processing fees, an issue that has attracted bipartisan support for softening the impact of part of the Dodd-Frank financial law. Full story

CIO Shares Top Three Stock Picks

   David Donabedian, CIO of Atlantic Trust, tells CNBC why he likes Visa, Target and McDonald's.

Analysis: Telcos battle tech, banking titans in mobile payment

Paying for your morning coffee and newspaper by swiping your mobile phone instead of fumbling for cash or debit card could be just around the corner. Full story

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U.S. to probe hack attacks in wake of WikiLeaks

Assange supporters attack Visa website

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Credit card debt at lowest level in eight years

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  Assange supporters declare Operation Payback

The WikiLeaks founder’s interweb allies have launched an all-out war on those who are undermining the site, such as Mastercard and Visa. Author Jim Moore discusses.

  Wikileaks Founder Arrested

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested on sexual crime charges and Visa has suspended all payments to the media organization pending an investigation, reports NBC's Peter Alexander.

  Visa's Quarter

Checking out Visa's quarterly results, with Robert Napoli.

  V & MA Poised to Outperform

Morgan Stanley expects that Visa and Mastercard will see their share price rise in the next 60 days, with Adam Frisch, analyst with Morgan Stanley.

  Visa Earnings Reaction

David Long, of William Blair & Co, shares his reaction to Visa's earnings results.

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