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  • CVS Corp. said total sales in the five weeks ended April 3 were $2.65 billion, up 9.5 percent from a year earlier. Same store sales for the period were up 7.8 percent, while same-store pharmacy sales were up 9.1 percent.

  • McDonald's Corp. reported that March worldwide same-store sales were up 11.5 percent, while US same store sales were up 9.9 percent. European same store sales were off 2.9 percent.

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