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Swipe Fee Reform

Ryan Grim

Dems Call For Wall Street Investigation Over New Debit Card Fees | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats responding to the recent announcement of a new Bank of America debit card fee are calling for a Department of Justice in...

The Big Retailers Versus the Big Banks: It Makes a Big Difference

Dean Baker | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

In the battle of the swipe fees, Wal-Mart is on the side of the angels, not because it is altruistic, but because it hopes to increase profits. If we're going to design policy that has a chance, we should get used to seeing some of the bad guys in our camp.

Ryan Grim

7-Eleven Merchants Descend On Hill To Battle Wall Street | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Navdeep Bassi is tired of sending money to Wall Street for nothing. Over the past year, the owner of four 7-Elevens in Orange County, California, has ...

Laura Bassett and Ryan Grim

Big Banks Spend Millions On 'Information War' To Stop Swipe Fee Reform | Laura Bassett and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Visa, MasterCard and the big banks that took taxpayer bailouts have spent over $50 million in lobbying fees this Congress in a last-ditch effort to st...