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Bloomberg reports that "holiday shopping on the Web rose 17 percent in the U.S. to a record $2.04 billion on Cyber Monday, researcher ComScore Inc. said, as consumers took advantage of online deals. Dec. 1 -- this year’s Cyber Monday, so named because of a surge in online retail sales the Monday after Thanksgiving -- remains the busiest Internet shopping day so far this year, topping Black Friday’s $1.51 billion in desktop Web sales. Still, growth on Cyber Monday is slowing as consumers spread out their purchases to other days."
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