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Stores’ doors closed by law

Some states bar sales on holiday

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 12:49 a.m.

Here in the birthplace of Thanksgiving, where the Pilgrims first gave thanks in 1621 for their harvest and their survival, some residents are giving thanks this year for something else: the Colonial-era blue laws that prevent retailers from opening their doors today.

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Business, Pages 35 on 11/22/2012

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