After a decline in December, people are starting to buy more again. Retail sales increased by 0.2 percent last month, according to the Commerce Department.
Visa (V -2.3%) is one of the top five shareholders in payments firm Square (SQ -3.1%), according to a 13G filing posted this evening.
(RTTNews.com) - The European markets ended Friday's session in the green, bouncing back from yesterday's sharp pull back. The sell-off on Thursday brought the European markets to their lowest levels in over 2 years.
Wall Street rallied on Friday, led by a rebound in beaten-down financial and energy stocks after five straight days of a grueling selloff on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector.
To hear JPMorgan Chase JPM +6.61% tell it, the U.S. economy looks pretty good and the bloodbath in the oil market over the last year-plus isn't causing any undue pressure on its balance sheet.