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Sluggish Economy in U.S., Japan

Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- U.S. existing-home sales in September across the country dropped 3 percent as compared with the previous month, the U.S. National Association of Realtors reported on Thursday

Meanwhile, Japan's convenience store sales in September fell 4 percent from a year earlier.

Those declines were due to the slump of residents' purchasing power by depressed economy.

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