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Online holiday sales continue to grow


Online sales have grown in all time frames so far this holiday season.

Helped by a $1 billion sales day on Cyber Monday, a 16 percent increase from last year, the sales numbers for the week of Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 totaled more than $5 billion, according to Internet-based tracking firm comScore.

That was a 9 percent increase from the same time period last year. Overall, online sales during the holiday season, defined as beginning Nov. 1, totaled more than $16 billion through Dec. 3, a 12 percent increase from the same time frame in 2009.

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