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• The Toronto Sun reports that Walmart has agreed to begin once again accept Visa cards at some of its Canadian stores because of what it described as excessive merchant fees charged by the credit card company.

"In July, Walmart began refusing Visa credit cards at its three stores in Thunder Bay, Ont., citing excessive fees," the Sun writes. "In October, it extended that ban to Manitoba, where it has 16 stores. The retail giant had been planning to phase out the cards at all of its 400 stores in Canada."

Last week it reached an accommodation with Visa and once again is accepting the cards. The details of that deal have not been disclosed, however, and some small businesses have questioned whether they - with less negotiating juice than Walmart - will end up paying higher fees.
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