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McDonald's January Sales Slip in U.S.

McDonald's sales fall in the U.S., but remain strong overseas.

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reported a 2.6% jump in global January same-store sales, although its sales in the U.S. were weak.

McDonald's domestically comparable sales slipped 0.7%, but the fast-food chain saw strength in Europe and Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, which were both up 4.3%.

Still, this slight decline in the U.S. surpasses sales at other quick-service restaurants, and shares of McDonald's inched up 0.8% to $63.43 in pre-market trading.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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