WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The trial pitting the U.S. government against Visa International, Foster City, Calif., and MasterCard International, Purchase, N.Y., over allegations the credit card giants illegally bar banks from issuing other cards is set to begin this week in Federal Court in New York. ss the state of competition among these general-purpose credit-card players. Discover and American Express argue that Visa and MasterCard illegally protect their upwards of 75% market share by barring ...

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