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MasterCard's shares closed up as the company prepared to report third-quarter earnings. Investors will be watching for returns from recent deals and gauging the firm's performance against rival Visa.
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Visa's shares are down despite a strong fourth quarter earnings report, but there are still plenty of reasons for investors to stick with the market-leading card processor.