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Government Sues 3 Largest Credit Card Companies 'Anticompetitive Rules'

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a prop...

Conan Goes To India In Hilarious New AmEx Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Tonight finally marks the debut of Conan O'Brien's much-hyped new TBS talk show. But in addition to the generous promotional duties O'Brien has perfor...

Florida GOP Staffer, Melanie Phister, Had $1.3 Million In Credit Card Charges

St. Petersburg Times | Adam C. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Fed Proposes Limits On Credit Card Penalty Fees

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday proposed strict limits on penalty fees and other charges that credit card companies can slap on cust...

Kenneth Chenault, American Express CEO, Gets 60 Percent Raise, Will Earn $2 Million Salary

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — The CEO of American Express Co. is getting a 60 percent raise in his base salary. Kenneth Chenault's base salary rises to $2...

American Express, Capital One Shares Tumble As New Credit Card Rules Near

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Shares of American Express and Capital One Financial Corp. tumbled Friday after an analyst noted coming credit card regulations could...

Suspicious Powder Found At AmEx Headquarters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City police are investigating suspicious white powder found in envelopes at American Express Co. headquarters, near the site...

Earthquake To Cost Haiti's Economy At Least 15% Of GDP

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The earthquake in Haiti will cost the nation's economy at least 15 percent of its gross domestic product, said Pamela Cox, the World Bank's vice presi...

The New Power Girls: Diane Von Furstenberg, AMEX And Women Entrepreneurs Share What Small Business Needs, Plus Introducing

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

With more women in business than ever, more opportunities than ever, what did people need to succeed today? What, if anything, did women founders especially need or want?

Outsaving the Joneses

Alexis Maybank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alexis Maybank

Instead of comparing weekend homes, vacation destinations or slapping down the Black Amex, New Yorkers are making saving, a game of one-upmanship. Savvy-saving, in; spending, out.

How to Live on $0 A Day: Taking Your Life Back From Creditors

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Say you stop wasting your entire unemployment check on the hedonistic pleasure of protecting your precious credit rating. Instead, you're going to try eating, and maybe splurge on health insurance.

CEO Private Jet Use Skyrockets

ABC News | Scott Mayerowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As hordes of Americans watched their retirement savings disappear and their home values plunge after the economic crisis started in September, many co...

AmEx Sues Courtney Love Over Unpaid Bill

E! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Courtney Love is so big on plastic, she may have forgotten all about the paper. American Express on Wednesday accused the alt-rocker of spending hers...

Amex, JPMorgan, Bank of New York Mellon Pass Stress Tests

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Leaked results of the government's stress tests of 19 large banks are boosting investor confidence in the financial sector. America...

Banks Declare War on America

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

These rate increases -- some to as high as 29 percent -- are exactly the opposite of what the bad economy needs for recovery.

Arthur Delaney

HuffPost Readers Share Credit Card Laments; Banks Blame Economy For Rate Hikes | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since our call for readers to send their unhappy credit-card stories, woeful tales of hiked rates and reduced limits have struck our inbox like The Bl...

Cancel Amex, Get $300 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wow. American Express must be getting desperate. In a bid to RID itself of customers, Amex will give you a $300 prepaid credit card if you cancel your...

How Donald Trump, the Sultan, Orlando Bloom and I Took a Quickie Trip to Dubai Without Leaving the Tarmac

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stacie Krajchir

What I love about Trump is not his lack of humility, but rather his vision and desire to be extraordinary. As outlandish and self-important as he may seem, he is a visionary.

NYSE Snaps Up Amex, Ending Long Rivalry

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The New York Stock Exchange has agreed to buy the American Stock Exchange, ending a once intense rivalry that began in colonial times...

Visa To Pay Amex $2.1 Bil To Settle Suit

AP | Michael Liedtke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Visa Inc. will pay American Express Co. up to $2.25 billion to settle a lawsuit alleging Visa illegally stifled competition to protect its position as...