Shares of some top credit card companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Express Co. rose $1.08 or 1.3 percent, to $83.25.
Shares of some top insurance companies were mixed at the close of trading: ACE L rose $.55 or .5 percent, to $114.78.
American Express is increasing the annual fees on some of its most popular charge cards.
Whenever you hear, "this time is different," the wise move is usually to ignore it.
U.S. financial markets drifted in morning trading Thursday, with energy stocks among the biggest decliners as crude oil prices fell.
Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Ross McEwan says he won't accept a 1 million pound ($1.6 million) share award amid continuing losses at the taxpayer-owned bank.
Phoenix police are investigating an act of vandalism that left people across northern Arizona without the use of the Internet, cellphones and landlines for several hours.