Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Spendingpulse™ 2013 Holiday Full-Season Holiday Report: Still Cautious, but Willing to Spend

MasterCard’s Spendingpulse™ has released numbers for the 2013 holiday full-season, and the results show this season’s growth was improved over last year. This holiday season saw spending growth of 3.5 percent.  For holiday related spending, in categories like clothing, electronics and luxury goods, sales were up 2.3 percent from last year, when measured from November 1st to
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Black Friday Goes Online and on Mobile

Are some people finally getting tired of the chaos that is Black Friday at a traditional retail establishment?  The answer is, maybe.  A recent post on TotalPayments cited numbers from Adobe Systems Inc. and IBM Corp. that indicate somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion was spent at online retailers between Thanksgiving and Black Friday. 
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