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To say Capitals tickets are red hot would be an unnecessary pun, even to describe a team with the slogan of "Rock the Red" that boasts a season-ticket holder renewal rate better than 97 percent for next season.
The Federal Reserve told Congress on Thursday that it may reconsider its proposal to limit the fee that banks charge merchants for debit card transactions to 12 cents per swipe, the latest twist in a battle over billions of dollars.
British police arrested five people Thursday on suspicion of involvement in recent cyber attacks conducted by an Internet hacking group that has backed WikiLeaks, and in a coordinated action U.S. authorities issued 40 search warrants in America.
Retailers are reporting surprisingly weak December revenue after a strong November pulled forward holiday spending and a blizzard in the Northeast took a bite out of sales after Christmas.
Americans spent more on clothes, shoes, luxury goods and electronics in December than a year earlier, extending retail sales momentum that had been building since August, according to data released Wednesday.
Last week, the Federal Reserve Board delivered a hammer blow to the entire debit card industry. Pursuant to its congressional marching orders under the so-called Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Fed was charged with setting the interchange fees that Visa and MasterCard charge merchants to cover their own expenses and those of the banks that issue debit cards to consumers. The Fed then exercised its new-found administrative mandate by slashing those fees by perhaps 90 percent, producing an immediate sell-off in the stocks of the two payment networks, Visa and MasterCard.
Before too long, the government check will no longer be in the mail.
The Internet drama precipitated by WikiLeaks' release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables has been called the first "global cyberwar." But at closer look it's really more of an amateur brawl.
Gawker Media Inc. is urging subscribers to change their passwords because someone has managed to hack into the company's user database.