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Holiday in Cairo: Protest Tool Prices in Tahrir Square

They sell all sorts of things in Tahrir Square, the flashpoint for the largest and most violent anti-government protests happening right now in Cairo. But even revolutionaries are consumers and street vendors are everywhere in the square. Some sell fresh juice, flags, rice, cigarettes, charred corn, vuvuzelas, and Pepsi. Then there are the opportunistic capitalists […]

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Maybe You Should Avoid These 13 Gas Stations

Earlier this month, state Attorney General Eric Schneidermann announced he would look into price gouging allegations across New York, and yesterday, he gave the first round of accusations, against 13 gas stations. The stations–which include Shell stations in Queens, Nasssau, and Westchester counties, and two USA Petroleum stations in Suffolk–ran prices ranging from $4.74 to […]

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State Attorney General Looks Into Post-Sandy Price Gouging

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating over 400 possible cases of price gouging in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley, ranging from $10 boxes of matches to a $7 loaves of bread, in addition to the prices of gasoline, bottled water, generators, batteries, and flashlights. “We are actively investigating hundreds […]

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BP Gas Station Owners Demand Help from BP

BP’s oil disaster is screwing up everything for everyone and now gas station owners are demanding some help from the company. Worried about the continued public backlash as the Deepwater oil volcano continues to pollute the world, they’re demanding cheaper prices and advertising budgets so they can convince drivers that boycotts only hurt the little […]

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