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A "Triple Doorbuster" sale sign is placed at the toys section in Kmart on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. Sales are up 2 percent through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, according to data obtained by The Associated Press from store data tracker ShopperTrak, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, which declined to give dollar figures. The modest growth so far comes as the amount of discounting stores are doing is up 13 percent from last year, the highest level its been since 2008 when stores were holding huge sales events to draw in recession-weary shoppers, according to research firm BMO Capital Markets.

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A "Triple Doorbuster" sale sign is placed at the toys section in Kmart on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. Sales are up 2 percent through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, according to data obtained by The Associated Press from store data tracker ShopperTrak, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, which declined to give dollar figures. The modest growth so far comes as the amount of discounting stores are doing is up 13 percent from last year, the highest level its been since 2008 when stores were holding huge sales events to draw in recession-weary shoppers, according to research firm BMO Capital Markets.