Despite the economy, Americans managed to spend $27.46 billion in 47 days
Online sales in the U.S. are up 12% this holiday season, according to a comScore report issued Sunday, driven by two factors:
Apple (AAPL) is unlikely to release sales figures before its mid-January quarterly earnings report, but according to several analysts the iPad is the No. 1 most-wished-for electronics gift this holiday season -- despite Amazon's (AMZN) claim that the Kindle is what most people want.
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