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US holiday retail sales growth weakest since 2008


WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a disappointing holiday season for U.S. retailers.

MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse reports that in the two months before Christmas, sales of electronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods increased by only 0.7 percent compared with last year.

Analysts had expected growth of at least 3 percent.

It's been the worst year-over-year performance since 2008.

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