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More bad news for newspaper circulation.

Daily circulation of American newspapers continued to slide during the six-month period that ended in March, dropping 2.5 percent from the same period a year ago, according to figures released yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Sunday circulation fared even worse, dropping 3.1 percent.

The figures are comparable to the declines of the previous six-month period, which were the steepest in any comparable six-month period in the last 15 years.