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Despite Obama ‘over-regulation,’ fireworks industry continues to take off

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Firework sales in America are booming, no thanks to the Obama administration. Sales of low-and high-grade celebratory pyrotechnics in the U.S. – both commercial and personal – expect to reach $1 billion, especially since more states and municipalities are allowing the purchase of sparklers, Roman candles, and other consumer fireworks. Many of these places have been rewriting obscure regulations banning limiting their use. But with Fourth of July heralding the start of a busy buying season, one obstacle remains, the industry…

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