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The Chicago Tribune reports that FedEx is predicting that this year's Cyber Monday - the Monday after Thanksgiving, traditionally a busy day for online gift shopping - will be the busiest in its history.

According to the story, "The company said it expects to move more than 22 million shipments on Cyber Monday, which falls on Dec. 2. That's an 11% increase over last year's Cyber Monday ... FedEx also projects it will handle more than 85 million shipments between Dec. 1 and Dec. 7, its busiest week of the year. That's up 13% from the same period last year."
KC's View:
I'm already building my online shopping list for the holidays. The fewer crowds, crowded stores and packed parking lots I can deal with, the better.