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How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability

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BOSTON, Mass. (August 26, 2010) — Students across the country are gearing up for sticker shock over textbook prices this semester.  The average student spends $900 per year on textbooks, and new calculations by  Student PIRGs show that costs have increased at an astounding rate: textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades (1990-2009).

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As of today, August 1, banks will need a new customer's opt-in (must affirmatively agree or say yes) before imposing so-called overdraft protection on debit and ATM card transactions.

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