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Lower Cap on Debit Card Fees to be Set

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A federal court hasstruck down a rule that set a cap on debit card fees.

In 2011, the FederalReserve set a 21-cent limit on the fees banks charge retail stores for eachdebit card transaction.

The national retailfederation sued, saying the cap was too high. A U.S. District Court judge ruledWednesday that the Fed didn't have the authority to set the limit.

They suggested the CentralBank consider earlier proposals to lower the fee to 12-cents.

The fed has a fewmonths to craft a new rule. The current one will remain in effect in themeantime.

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