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Saturday, February 14th, 2009
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Mercer County sales taxes in December were up almost 1 percent compared with statewide figures that dropped almost 10 percent. The news is good, although officials aren't sure it will last due to recent employee lay-offs and other fiscal setbacks of local companies.

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The holiday shopping season was slightly more profitable locally than in 2007, despite the tanking U.S. economy.
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