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In this April 17, 2012 photo, Jack Laniado says the bathing suit store he owns on the Belmar N.J., beachfront did phenomenal business in the first two days it opened this year, due to large crowds drawn by temperatures in the low-80s. Merchants along the Jersey shore say the unseasonably warm weather has boosted their businesses by as much as 30 percent over where they normally would be at this time of year. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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