A recent court settlement now allows stores to nick you an extra 1% to 4% whenever you use a credit card.
That would offset the fees retailers must pay to card issuers when you pay by swipe.
Time to scrutinize your receipts? Maybe not yet.
Credit card surcharges are already illegal in 10 states, and similar laws are in the works in another 19. And many stores aren't interested in adding the charge -- it's just one part of a complicated legal deal in a class-action suit.
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