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Infographic: Americans to boost holiday spending, but do so wisely

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A November 2011 report says that Americans plan to ramp up their holiday spending nearly 20 percent from 2010. However, the report from American Express says that consumers also intend to be smarter about their purchases

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A new report says that Americans plan to ramp up their holiday spending nearly 20 percent from 2010. However, the report from American Express says that consumers also intend to be smarter about their purchases, opting to “stay within budget and, at the same time, maximize their gift-giving potential.”

Study: Americans to spend more this holiday -- but wisely

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