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Association: Online Price War Hurts Smaller Stores

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Association: Online Price War Hurts Smaller Stores

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Association: Online Price War Hurts Smaller Stores

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The American Booksellers Association is asking the Justice Department to investigate what it calls the "predatory pricing" of best-selling books by retail giants Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon. Books that normally sell for around $25 are being offered for around $10 ten. The association says other booksellers can't compete with such low prices.

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