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Rockets' red glare may cost more this 4th

This year, getting your Fourth of July bang may cost you a few more bucks.

A massive explosion of 20 fireworks warehouses in China this year hurt supplies. Add to that rising fuel costs, and the price of Roman candles is skyrocketing as well.

Vendors in some parts of the country have raised prices 30 percent or more. But at the six ShowTime fireworks stands in North Carolina run by Jimmy and Anna Moore, prices have gone up by a dollar or two on larger-ticket items, such as the popular "assortment packages." Prices on sparklers and smaller items have remained the same.

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