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N.Y. opens Sandy price-gouging investigation
 
A man fills up jerry cans with gasoline as others wait in line on Nov. 1 in Hazlet township, N.J.
A man fills up jerry cans with gasoline as others wait in line on Nov. 1 in Hazlet township, N.J.
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New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into numerous alleged cases of price-gouging after Superstorm Sandy left the East Coast ravaged last week. Schneiderman's office received hundreds of complaints, many of them related to increased gasoline prices. Other complaints reported included possible gouging for emergency supplies like generators, hotels raising rates due to "high demand," as well as increased prices for food and water.

 

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