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The Amounts You Have To Pay For A Bomb Scare

Following the recent bomb scare Turner Broadcasting System and a New York marketing firm caused with their advertising campaign around Boston, the two firms agreed to pay $2 million as a compensation to several state and local agencies.

According to Attorney General Martha Coakley, the deal resolves any potential civil or criminal claims against the two companies.

"Last week's events caused a major disruption in the greater Boston area on many levels — crippling public transportation, causing serious traffic problems, negatively affecting local businesses and perhaps most significantly, costing Boston and surrounding communities thousands of dollars," Coakley said.

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