(Nov. 8) Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., will pay the state of Wisconsin almost $90,000 for overcharging consumers for vegetables, like broccoli and sweet potatoes, and bulk coffee, according to an Associated Press story.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, said Wal-Mart included the cost of the packaging in the price of products sold by weight, in conflict with a state law that requires that the packaging weight be subtracted.

Inspectors reportedly found 280 violations at nine Wal-Mart stores in 2006.

The AP reported that a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said steps have been taken to correct the problem.