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Supreme Court supports data confidentiality

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in a lawsuit concerning the confidentiality of store-level sales data provided to the government by retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The case stemmed from a 2011 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by a Sioux Falls,

Playing field leveled

WASHINGTON — Overturning a 1992 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that states and local governments can collect sales tax from online sellers that do not have a physical presence in the state. The decision was hailed by several retail industry groups for creating a more level playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers. The court’s ruling

Retail gets a lift from high court

WASHINGTON — Retailers have applauded two Supreme Court actions in cases regarding credit cards. Late last month the court overturned a ruling barring retailers from imposing a surcharge on credit card use, sending the case back to a lower court. Two days earlier, the Supreme Court justices declined to hear a bid to resurrect a