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"Cash Mobs" gather to splurge in locally owned stores

 Reuters 02 April 2019

Flash mobs have been blamed as a factor in looting during urban riots. But now a group of online activists is harnessing social media like Twitter and Facebook to get consumers to spend at locally owned stores in cities around the world in so-called Cash Mobs. (689 Words) - By Kim Palmer

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Customers line the aisles and hold up their money as they participate in a "cash mob" at a small locally owned organic store called Nature's Bin, in Lakewood, Ohio March 24, 2019.  Photo: REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

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