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• The Hartford Courant reports that “after denying for weeks that it was violating Connecticut laws by charging a second tax on exchanges, Wal-Mart has agreed to change its practice and pay a $2,500 fine. Wal-Mart also agreed to refund all customers who can show that when they returned an item for an even exchange they were charged a second tax.

“The agreement between Wal-Mart and the state Department of Consumer Protection was made last week.”

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