Retailers get the right to impose surcharges of up to 4% on purchases made with plastic, though many big chains so far are refusing.
Some Corolla and Lexus IS models have faulty wipers and airbags, but the world's largest automaker is learning from its series of recent setbacks.
Fears are starting to rise that the Fed's low-interest-rate policy could lead to more inflation or to markets that get too frothy. But Fed officials will say they need more evidence to change their policies.
A new report finds that bank-issued debit cards cut into entitlements with penalties for transactions and balance inquiries.
The end of a payroll tax break and mixed economic signals from Congress have erased all the gains made by the Consumer Confidence Index in 2012.
The company has released maps of the secretive military dictatorship, even highlighting areas where the country runs gulag-like camps.
Nerf guns and violent video games are targeted, but manufacturers note that they don't cause shootings in other countries.
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