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Bank Of America Retreating From Debit Card Fee, Reformer Keeps Pressure On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Bank of America is reportedly scaling back its plans to charge a $5 debit card fee to its customers, but Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) is still pushing le...

Ryan Grim

Banks Lose: Merchants Prevail In Swipe Fee Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six-month Senate fight over debit card swipe fees is finally over. The banks lost. An amendment pushed by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mon...

Ryan Grim

Swipe Fee Showdown In Senate [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hardest fought, most expensive legislative battle of 2011 is coming to a head today in the U.S. Senate. The question: How much s...

Simon Johnson: Big Banks Have a Powerful New Opponent

nytimes.com | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

As a lobbying group, the largest American banks have been dominant throughout the latest boom-bust-bailout cycle -- capturing the hearts and minds of ...

Ryan Grim

Merchants Worried Swipe Fee Deal In Jeopardy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The battle over swipe fees is not over yet -- despite a deal that had been reached. Lobbyists for merchants battling Wall Street over the fees charged...

Ryan Grim

Swipe Fee Deal: Merchants Beat Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street reform negotiators struck a deal Monday to regulate the swipe fees that major banks and credit card companies can charge to merchants -- c...

Laura Bassett and Ryan Grim

Big Banks Spend Millions On 'Information War' To Stop Swipe Fee Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan Grim

Swipe Fee Amendment Hated By Credit Cards Will Remain In Wall Street Bill, Says Dodd

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A provision despised by credit card companies will remain in the final Wall Street reform bill that emerges from conference committee negotiations, Se...