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3 Reasons Why Credit Card Surcharges Are an Empty Threat

Long-suffering businesses have won a big concession from Visa and MasterCard: the right to add surcharges to credit card purchases. But despite the panicky rhetoric that followed the deal, there's reason to believe not many retailers will take advantage.

In Vegas, the Taxi Game Is Rigged Against Plastic

Credit cards will take a traveler a long way in our cashless society -- as long as that traveler isn't trying to take a cab in Las Vegas. Taxis remain among the last holdouts in U.S. society's transition to plastic, a lesson travel writer Randy Diamond has learned the hard way.