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Supreme Court rules on sales tax

Supreme Court rules on sales tax

WASHINGTON — States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state, the Supreme Court ruled last month in a case with far-reaching implications for online commerce. “The physical presence rule has long been criticized as giving out-of-state sellers an advantage,” the court said in

High court rules on card fees

WASHINGTON — Two recent Supreme Court decisions offered good news to retailers regarding their ongoing fight over the fees they pay on credit and debit card transactions. Late last month the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that sought to reinstate a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement of price-fixing charges against MasterCard Inc. and Visa

ACA survives Supreme Court challenge

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has survived its second Supreme Court challenge, with a divided court agreeing with the Obama administration that government subsidies that make health insurance affordable for millions of poor and middle-class Americans should be available ­nationwide. While there are more challenges to come, the organization representing the nation’s traditional drug

Supreme Court revisits the Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court revisits the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Affordable Care Act rests with the Supreme Court. The court this month heard arguments in a case that the Obama administration says could gut the law. It will decide whether some 7 million low- and middle-income people in about three-dozen states will continue to receive subsidies under the law

Supreme Court lets swipe fee ruling stand

WASHINGTON — Trade groups representing many of the nation’s largest retailers expressed frustration after the Supreme Court on January 20 declined to take up their challenge to the Federal Reserve’s hotly debated rules for “swipe fees” assessed on credit card and debit card transactions. Retailers and other businesses pay the fees to banks and other financial