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Monica Chavez packs gift-wrapped merchandise Monday at an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

‘Cyber Monday’ sales soar as mobile grows

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By Phil Wahba and Dhanya Skariachan

Reuters

NEW YORK — U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion for “Cyber Monday,” for the first time since the data firm comScore began tracking such information.

Monday’s 20 percent increase is expected to come even after many consumers shopped earlier because retailers began offering online discounts on Sunday to compete with each other and online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.

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