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Business

Holiday sales slump after big weekend

NEW YORK — If shoppers don’t show up in stores soon, more ‘‘70 percent off’’ signs will.

After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed, an analysis of data done for the Associated Press by sales tracker ShopperTrak shows. Worries about weak US job growth and other concerns are probably to blame for Americans spending less.

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