MasterCard's (MA -9.2%) tepid outlook on the U.S. consumer remains unchanged, despite recent...

|By:, SA News Editor

MasterCard's (MA -9.2%) tepid outlook on the U.S. consumer remains unchanged, despite recent strength in retail sales and a strong holiday season. "We continue to be cautious about the health of the consumer as reflected in recent spending trends, as well as the slow pace of real improvement for people’s financial security," CEO Bob Selander said on this morning's call.