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In sweet shops, a sour response to candy tax

ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBEAlex Souza and John Burke at Hidden Sweets in Cambridge. Shop manager Judd Braverman estimated that sales are off about 15 percent, but ''people are still grabbing that candy bar. It almost helps them get through the rough times.'' ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBEAlex Souza and John Burke at Hidden Sweets in Cambridge. Shop manager Judd Braverman estimated that sales are off about 15 percent, but ''people are still grabbing that candy bar. It almost helps them get through the rough times.'' (ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By John C. Drake
Globe Staff / January 30, 2009

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Governor Deval Patrick's plan to tax candy and sodas is worrying store operators, who say it will further reduce sales at a time of economic decline, when even children have become price-sensitive and are cutting back. (Full article: 552 words)

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