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Georgia's chicken prices were 30 to 50 percent higher than chicken prices elsewhere in 2015. Investors smelled a rat. Rob Lawson/Getty Images hide caption

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How Wall Street Brought Down Georgia's Suspicious Chicken Price Index

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Chicken for sale at a grocery store. A string of lawsuits from wholesalers, retailers and food distribution giants allege that America's biggest poultry processors colluded to raise the price of broiler chickens over a decade. Burke/Triolo Productions/Getty Images hide caption

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In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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