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• The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) said that it has filed a complaint against the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) over its decision to close a Pathmark supermarket in West Hempstead, New York. The UFCW says that A&P is “refusing to comply with the New York State W.A.R.N. act which requires employers to pay workers wages for 90 days after announcing the closing of a facility.”

• BIGresearch says that Americans are going to spend less on Mother’s Day presents this year – an average of $123.89 per person, down from $138.63 a year ago.
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