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At Bernie & Phyl’s furniture store in Braintree, Ashley Leone (foreground) and her sister, Jamie, of Pembroke, lay on a mattress while their parents looked at others.

Tax-free weekend starts off strong

By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / August 13, 2006

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The tax-free weekend started strong yesterday, with shoppers crowding malls and big-box chain stores, but retail specialists predicted that revenues may fall short of 2005, which recorded sales of $500 million over two days. (Full article: 541 words)

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