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A Supreme Court Victory for American Express — But Not for Retailers

In a major June 2013 business ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with American Express and against the firms’ retail clients. This is especially significant for smaller retailers. As reported by Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Longstreth for Reuters: “The U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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Car Renters Beware!

Car rental agencies generate a lot of profits from the supplemental  insurance coverage offered to customers. In some instances, this insurance is marketing aggressively — some would say too aggressively. According to a recent New York Times story by Tara … Continue reading

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New Beverage Regulations Can Be Confusing — To Retailers and Their Customers

Retailers must deal with a wide range of regulations — from zoning laws that restrict hours of operation to minimum wage laws to price advertising laws. Many times, the rules are clear and other times they are not. And chains … Continue reading

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Justice Dept. Sues Apple and Publishers Over E-Book Pricing; 3 Publishers Settle

Overpaying for E-books? Well, the U.S. Justice Department has said enough. As Julie Bosman reports in the New York Times: “The Justice Department filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and major book publishers on Wednesday, charging that the companies … Continue reading

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