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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Credit Card Swipes Adding Up For Cab Drivers

New York's cabbies howled when the city began forcing them to take credit cards. Some even went on strike, calling the requirements a kowtow to tourists and a burden on drivers.

But two years later, the back-of-the-cab swipe has emerged as an unlikely savior for New York's taxi industry, even as other cities' fleets struggle to find fares in a deep recession.

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