Retailers ask Visa and MasterCard to raise fees that could make inflation worse

San Francisco CNN Business – Consumers could soon see higher prices in some stores, after credit card giants Visa and Mastercard raised “withdrawal fees” – creating an additional cost that some retailers may have to pass on to their customers. Last month, the two credit card companies combined some of their exchange rates, or the … Read more

Russian gas: Europe is still confused about how to pay its bills

London CNN Business – Europe cannot decide how to pay Russia natural gas The imports that continue to feed homes, businesses and power plants. The confusion centers around the logistics of the payments themselves. Many European gas buyers are preparing to beat the Kremlin’s demand by paying gas bills in rubles, rather than in euros … Read more

Thinking of selling your home? This might be the right time

Home prices are at record levels and still risingBut there is Some early indications that The market may start to cool down. For sellers looking to get the top dollar for their home, now is the time to sell. Jeff Tucker, chief economist at Zillow, said homeowners are still reluctant to list their homes. While … Read more