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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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Cyber Monday 2010: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Shopping...

Billed as the largest online shopping day of the year, this year's Cyber Monday did not disappoint — the number of US-based visits to the top 500 retail sites increased 16% on Cyber Monday 2...

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When is Cyber Monday in the UK?...

Cyber Monday is an American term that people have tried to import to the UK, but its British definition remains vague. In the US it refers to the Monday following Black Friday, which itself is the day after Thanksgiving and considered to be the start of the pre-Christmas shopping...

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Better Jobs Are Still Hard to Come By...

As of October 18, 2010, 6.5% of U.S. adults have changed jobs for something better in the previous year. That's a relative decline of 34% compared to January 14, 2008, when 9.9% of Americans said they had changed jobs for the...

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The Party Started Before Cyber Monday...

Well, you can say you heard it here first: Cyber Monday is barely a few hours into full swing and yet we’re already seeing email volumes increase by roughly the same percentage as last year in the run up to today’s mailing frenzy. Last year, we saw an increase in...

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Alcohol Vendor traffic up 50% as Party season gets sta...

As December approaches with alarming rapidity the start of the party season will be swinging into action quicker than you can say “Secret Santa”. With office Christmas parties and large family gatherings on the way online searches wil...

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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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