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Stores Overcharge for Food in Children's Aid Program

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Stores Overcharge for Food in Children's Aid Program

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Stores Overcharge for Food in Children's Aid Program

Stores Overcharge for Food in Children's Aid Program

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The federal government may be paying too much money for a nutrition program known as WIC that serves nearly half the nation's infants. Across the country, stores have opened that cater to low-income women and children on the program, but they charge higher-than-market prices for milk, eggs and other staples. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.