By taking bold actions during the financial crisis, the Fed ventured into fiscal policy. Now, Congress is pushing back.
The financial reform bill passed Thursday in the Senate could reduce costs to retailers. That might allow them to offer you discounts for using cash or certain cards.
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Retailers are the ones paying debit card fees, but the idea is that if the costs were lowered, retailers might then pass some of the savings along to consumers.
Metals like gold and silver have become a core holding for more investors as they focus on the risks that lie in sovereign balance sheets. The gold price was as high as $1,245.80 per ounce Wednesday.