I can certainly say that this story caught my eye. Afterall, who hasn't considered purchasing a low cost casket via the Web? Well, no time like the present, I guess. The FTC filed an amicus brief in support of competition that would facilitate the sale of low cost "funeral goods" in Oklahoma by those other than registered funeral home directors, who have a state supported monopoly on such sales.
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