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• The National Retail Federation (NRF) is out with a study predicting that love is going to be a little less costly this Valentine's Day: "US consumers are expected to spend an average $136.57, down from last year’s record-high $146.84. Total spending is expected to reach $18.2 billion, down from $19.7 billion last year, which was also a record."
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