Gas retailers say ‘swipe fees’ fuel higher prices, siphon their profits

June 25, 2012

Although Maryland’s retail gas prices were lower than the national average in 2011, consumers are still getting hit at the pump -- for paying with plastic rather than cash. A growing practice is to offer cash and credit card prices to combat increasing numbers of credit card users, rising gas prices and high “swipe fees,” transaction fees set by credit card networks for banks. [...more]

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Health department failed to control birth certificates, auditors find, citing possible fraud

August 19, 2011

The state health department has continued to fail to control issuance of birth certificates, leading to potential fraud, auditors found -- a ongoing problem they had identified a dozen years ago. [...more]

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