Cyber Monday ranks as heaviest U.S. online spending day in history

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           Cyber Monday was the heaviest U.S. online spending day in history, according to a Reston-based analytics company that reported holiday spending from desktop computers. ComScore said Cyber Monday sales reached $1.735 billion in desktop online spending, up 18 percent from a year ago.

                ComScore’s report also said that nearly half of Cyber Monday spending came from work computers. The rest of the spending came from home computers (43.5 percent) and international locations made up 7.2 percent of sales.

                The fastest gaining product categories from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday were consumer electronics, video game consoles and accessories, home and garden, apparel and accessories and sports and fitness.

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