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Merchants cheering prospect of lower swipe fees. Merchants ranging from small mom and pop stores to corporate juggernauts such as Walmart and Target, according to Bloomberg, lobbied members of Congress to vote in favor of the interchange fee cap. Financial industry titans such as Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, along with small credit unions and community banks, lobbied members of Congress to do the opposite and delay any “swipe fee” cap, if not vote to get rid of the legislation outright.
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