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WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, went to bed Wednesday night cautiously optimistic that a shutdown crisis that had stretched back to December had finally ended.
The Commerce Department is wrapping its probe into whether imported cars and parts pose a national-security threat under U.S. trade law. Its findings could lead to levies that would make autos from Japan, Germany and elsewhere sharply more expensive.
Visa and Mastercard are hiking a range of fees that U.S. merchants will pay to process transactions starting in April, a move likely to inflame already fractious relations between many businesses and card networks.