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comScore: U.S. online holiday spending up 13% for 1st 37 days of shopping season

comScore reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 37 days of the November–December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date $26.6B has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week saw three individual days eclipse $1B in spending – Monday, Dec. 3 ($1.117B), Tuesday, Dec. 4 ($1.362B) and Wednesday, Dec. 5 ($1.051B) – bringing the total number of billion dollar spending days for the season to seven.