Kansas City economist says debit cap increases access to no-fee accounts, especially in competitive markets.
Black Friday kicked off shopping spree also helped along by weather, First Data says.
Equity investors flip online banker to make about $600 million after four months of ownership.
Five hundred job cuts in Denver part of company's bid to be more efficient and innovative, spokesman says.
Backers of virtual currency announce deals, push for this Friday after Thanksgiving.
Discover Financial Services said Nov. 18 holders of its cards will begin seeing FICO scores on their card statements. A company executive described the move as a way of helping customers better manage their finances.
The case deciding whether credit unions will have to reissue their debit cards inched closer to a conclusion Nov. 20.
Both numbers of cards and amounts charged are higher.
Coalition files brief Wednesday in appeal of July order dismantling much of Fed interchange rule.
The Nilson Report, a noted payments industry newsletter, reported Nov. 11 that debit cards lost purchase volume and transaction ground to credit cards in 2012.