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Sears Sues a Manufacturer, Loses Different Lawsuit

Sears Holdings

This week, Sears Holdings Corp. filed a lawsuit against one manufacturer and lost a suit brought by a different toolmaker. In a company blog post from May 15, Sears Holdings chairman and CEO Edward Lampert announced that the company would be “taking a …

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Battle Over Debit Card Swipe Fees Continues

debit card

A debit card swipe fee regulation that has saved business owners more than $40 billion over the past five years may be in danger of being repealed through a recently proposed bill, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). What is the …

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Home Depot Customer Information Exposed

Home Depot

A spreadsheet including about 8,000 Home Depot customers’ transaction details and personal information was briefly posted on a Home Depot website for an unknown length of time, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Although financial data was not included in the information, this comes a …

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Amazon Charging Sales Tax in More States

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Amazon now charges state sales tax in every state that has one. That means, as of April 1, Amazon started paying state sales taxes in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, CNN Money reports. The only states where the company …

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Small Businesses and the Regulation Struggle

No surprise here: Government rules can cost small businesses big time. New research from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows that overregulation increasingly costs small business owners time, effort and money. The sheer quantity of regulations is a …

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Banks, Retailers Spar Over Credit Card Swipe Fees

swipe fees

Financial institutions and retailers are revisiting a disagreement over limits on credit card swipe fees, Reuters reports. The Dodd-Frank Act, which became law in 2010, established regulations within the financial services industry. One of those regulations was a limit on how much …

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