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Mallory Duncan

High court rules on card fees

WASHINGTON — Two recent Supreme Court decisions offered good news to retailers regarding their ongoing fight over the fees they pay on credit and debit card transactions. Late last month the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that sought to reinstate a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement of price-fixing charges against MasterCard Inc. and Visa

U.S. retailers make switch to EMV technology

NEW YORK — Retailers this month became liable for credit card fraud if they did not upgrade point-of-sale equipment to accept chip-enabled cards. Chains had to be enabled for so-called EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) cards as of October 1 to avoid liability for fraud. The chip in the cards has a unique encryption code,

Some retailers line up against credit card settlement

NEW YORK — After credit card companies and some of the nation’s largest banks agreed to pay more than $7 billion to settle a price-fixing case dealing with swipe fees, the future of the deal was put in jeopardy when several retailers objected to the terms of the pact. The settlement must still be approved