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Shoppers cool to a hike in retail levy

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By John C. Drake
Globe Staff / April 28, 2009

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Clutching small shopping bags or just scouting out sales, shoppers in Downtown Crossing grimaced at the prospect of the state adding 1.25 percentage points to the sales tax yesterday, saying the recession was hitting consumers hard as it is. (Full article: 562 words)

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