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• The Boston Globe reports that Walmart has begun an advertising campaign in Massachusetts aimed at getting voters there to support legislation that would eliminate mandated item pricing. Walmart wants the state “to pass legislation that would let stores set up electronic price scanners in aisles rather than place price stickers on every grocery item. Massachusetts and Michigan are the only two states that mandate price tags be put on individual merchandise, a requirement that merchants says is outdated and costly.”
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