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This Holiday Season, Your Greeting Cards May Not Come ...

Americans are less likely today to send out traditional greeting cards in the than they were two years ago. We should not assume that the spirit of the holidays has lost its intensity, however. New means of communication might have replaced the old...

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Credit Card Owners Paying Down Balances, Using Cards L...

Over the past three years, credit card owners have been increasingly likely to pay their credit card balance in full each month. On average in 2010, 42% of credit card-holders typically pay their monthly balance in full, up from an average of 37% of card-owners who paid their full...

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Gift-Card Purchases Peak During Holiday Rush...

Recent data from Experian Simmons shows that holiday shopping procrastination tends to result in the purchase of last-minute gift...

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Hispanic Women Start Diet Season Early...

It is to be expected that most diets go out the window around the holiday season. But there comes a point when many of us need to tighten the belt (literally) again. And that is where differences arise. Weekly data from Experian Simmons DataStreamSM show that the percent of...

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TV Losing Ground To Video Games Among Young Adults...

One-in-five 18 to 24 year-olds (21%) today spend more time playing video games than watching TV, a relative increase of 48% in the past...

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