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24/7 Wall Street reports that "retail e-commerce sales in the U.S. reached a new high of 6.4% of all retail sales in the second quarter of 2014 according to the U.S.Census Bureau. That is an increase of 4.9% sequentially and a hike of 15.3% year-over-year … The e-commerce adjusted total was $75 billion.

"On an unadjusted basis, e-commerce sales totaled 5.9% of all retail sales in the second quarter, up 4.8% sequentially and 15.9% year-over-year. The unadjusted total came to $70.1 billion."
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