Earns MasterCard

February 2, 2012 - 9:45 AM
This Jan. 30, 2012 photo, shows four posed MasterCard credit cards, in Surfside, Fla. Payments processor MasterCard Inc. said Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, it recorded a $495 million charge in its fourth-quarter to cover potential losses related to an ongoing lawsuit brought by merchants over the fees they pay on credit card transactions. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)