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Supreme Court justices split on American Express anti-steering rules

The US's highest court appeared divided Monday on whether American Express's merchant rules violate antitrust law, with the Supreme Court's newest justice siding with the credit card company and a trio from the court's liberal wing offering views more in line with the Department of Justice and state attorneys general who sued over the rules.

The Supreme Court’s decision, which Amex has portrayed as “life or death” for the company, is likely to have wide-reaching implications into e-commerce companies like Amazon and eBay, online advertising giants...

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