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Mass. Lawmakers Approve Price Sticker Bill

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a bill that would no longer require food store owners to place individual price stickers on each item for sale in their shops.

Under the law, owners would instead be allowed to place price scanners throughout their stores. Customers could use the scanners to determine the cost of an item.

Store owners say it will save them the cost of having to put stickers on everything for sale in their shops.

Consumer advocates oppose the measure.

They say similar scanners in other stores have proven unreliable, forcing consumers to play “guess the price” before heading to the checkout line.

The Senate approved the bill Monday. The House has previously backed it.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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