Wal-Mart pays fine for pricing errors

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Two Wal-Mart stores in Vermont are paying penalties for what the state says were pricing errors. The stores in Berlin and Rutland have paid a combined penalty of more than $5,000 to the state Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets. State officials say there was no evidence of any intentional wrongdoing by Wal-Mart. And they add that store officials took immediate steps to correct the problems.

Inspectors conducted random samples by purchasing items that were listed on the shelf as being on sale. At the Rutland Wal-Mart, four out of 100 items rang up incorrectly in favor of the store. At both stores, there were no errors in favor of shoppers.

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