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Minn. retailer among those adopting proprietary, fee-friendly debit-card program

MONTICELLO, Minn. -- As retail fuel prices continue to rise, convenience retailers like T-Jay Johnson are eternally seeking solutions to combat escalating credit-card transaction fees, which intensify the more customers pay for fuel. Johnson, manager of Monticello, Minn.-based O'Ryan's Marathon,...

The national average for unleaded gasoline stepped past the $4-a-gallon mark this month, with observers predicting prolonged highs at least through July 4.

WASHINGTON -- Like a demonic tango building into a bigger and bigger crescendo, the national average for unleaded gasoline stepped past the $4-a-gallon mark this month, with observers predicting prolonged highs at least through the July 4 weekend. "We'll probably see gas prices continue higher...

Spinoff could give menthol giant new areas of distribution and market penetration

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's that nervous moment when the child you've raised is moving out on his own, taking those first post-pubescent steps toward independence. Much has been penned over the past two years about Altria Group's pending spin off of Philip Morris USA, maker of the nation's top-selling...

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