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Pros, Cons of Mobile-Payment Systems

By Anick Jesdanun | Nov 12
Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment system.

Escaping the Wealth Gap Can Mean Fleeing Hometowns

By Tammy Webber | Nov 11
Ten years ago in Custard Cup, Il., manufacturing companies like General Motors - that provided thousands of well-paying, middle class jobs - were closing down. But some the city's residents are doing just fine - because they moved.

India to Foreign CEOs: 'We're Waiting for You'

By Katy Daigle | Nov 7
India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth. "We are waiting for you," Arun Jaitley told a roomful of international and Indian CEOs.

US Stocks Slide as Oil's Slump Hits Energy Stocks

By Steve Rothwell | Nov 5
Stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, led by a drop in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also disappointed by earnings outlooks from companies including Priceline and Michael Kors.

Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Oct 30
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Pay a Success

By Brandon Bailey | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 21
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

IBM 3Q Disappoints as it Sheds 'Empty Calories'

By Michelle Chapman | Oct 21
IBM disappointed investors, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent.

US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

By Josh Boak | Oct 20
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Consumer Borrowing up $13.5 Billion in August

By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 10
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in August in the category that covers auto loans and student loans but cut back on their credit card borrowing.

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