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(Bloomberg Politics) — Tensions between Staples and President Obama reignited this week when the president slammed the store for reportedly limiting hours over the health care law. But this week’s dust up was nothing compared to the 2012 election, when Staples was a symbol of the Mitt Romney economy: a Bain Capital success story, but also proof that trickle-down economics doesn’t lead to decent pay for workers. 


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