Bill introduced to check credit card fees

WASHINGTON A measure introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would enable restaurateurs and other retailers to negotiate lower transaction fees with individual credit card companies.

At present, the fees are virtually the same across many of the credit card companies, and restaurateurs complain that the charges are often presented as a take-it-or-leave it option.

Sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., and Rep.

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