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08/25/2017: Whole Foods may no longer be known as ‘Whole Paycheck’

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Shopping at Whole Foods is about to get cheaper, thanks to its merger with Amazon. We'll take a look at the kinds of items that'll see price cuts and what this shift means for the supermarket industry as a whole. Afterwards, we'll discuss news that the head of Samsung is heading to prison for five years, and then talk about the much-anticipated Mayweather vs. McGregor match, which could be the most lucrative boxing fight in history.

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Shopping at Whole Foods is about to get cheaper, thanks to its merger with Amazon. We’ll take a look at the kinds of items that’ll see price cuts and what this shift means for the supermarket industry as a whole. Afterwards, we’ll discuss news that the head of Samsung is heading to prison for five years, and then talk about the much-anticipated Mayweather vs. McGregor match, which could be the most lucrative boxing fight in history.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC