Top 5 U.S. Housing Markets in 2012

With the Standard & Poor's downgrades, the declining stock market, the flat employment figures and Europe's fiscal woes, you might not expect much optimism in the housing market just now. But a few major metropolitan areas should see price increases in the next year, according to Fiserv.

Visa Will See a Big Boost From Mobile Transaction Growth

The volume of card purchases made on Visa branded products globally has risen from around $2.1 trillion in 2006 to $3.1 trillion in 2010, and with strong first-quarter earnings, further growth in payment volume, and a strong foothold in the mobile transaction business, Trefis expects healthy growth ahead.

What Buffett's Buying: A Stake in Fiserv, More J&J

Each quarter, investors and the media await the latest filing from Warren Buffett's Bekshire Hathaway to see what changes the Oracle of Omaha made to his portfolio. But why is he buying a piece of payment processor Fiserv and raising his stake in Johnson & Johnson?