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Online shopping Black Friday through Cyber Monday sets new record

Online shopping Black Friday through Cyber Monday sets new record
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

I could have sworn there was a recession going on across the United States. But according to the results from Black Friday, apparently that was just an ugly rumor to a lot of people.

According to PRNewswire, IBM reports say that online sales for Black Friday grew by 24.3 percent from 2010. Apple’s iPhone and iPad came in at numbers one and two for mobile shopping, accounting for 10.2 percent of retail sales between them. The Android was third with 4.1 percent.

CNET reports that consumers. spent $816 million online on Black Friday, 26 percent more than in 2010. The most popular retail site was Amazon, with Wal-Mart and Best Buy second and third. On Thanksgiving Day, shoppers spent $479 million online, a 39.3 percent increase.

According to Gothamist, consumers spent a total of $11.4 billion on Black Friday, 6.6 percent more than in 2010 and the largest amount ever.

 

N.J. weather forecast: Warm weather for one more day

N.J. weather forecast: Warm weather for one more day
BY STEVE DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Another warm day is expected for the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas today as high pressure over the Atlantic keeps an advancing cold front at ...

2012 Mercedes C-300 review: The all-purpose luxury car

2012 Mercedes C-300 review: The all-purpose luxury car
BY ROGER WITHERSPOON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
CAR REVIEW

The snow was no problem.

It was only about two inches deep and, at that level, most cars would ignore it. But the temperature kept skipping just above...

Princeton Prof. Adam Cohen appointed to Oyster Creek safety panel

Princeton Prof. Adam Cohen appointed to Oyster Creek safety panel

Appointment draws criticism from environmentalists

Princeton University Prof. Adam Cohen, who is described as an expert on nuclear power and safety issues, has been appointed as the independent member ...

N.J. weather forecast: Rain clears for Thanksgiving Day

N.J. weather forecast: Rain clears for Thanksgiving Day
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The busiest travel day of the year is today and on cue, rain is getting in the way. The good news is the rain won't last long.

An area of low pressure over Lake...

N.J. weather forecast: Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches expected

N.J. weather forecast: Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches expected
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An area of low pressure in the Tennessee River Valley and a developing warm front over the southern Mid Atlantic will move towards and through the Philadelphia ...

N.J. weather forecast: Wet start to Thanksgiving week

N.J. weather forecast: Wet start to Thanksgiving week
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A wet start to this week is already unfolding but will the Thanksgiving weekend suffer from more rain as well?

For today, a cold front will continue to slowly si...

New gas mileage standards can cost automakers

New gas mileage standards can cost automakers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Obama administration wants to see newer American cars and trucks reach an average of about 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025.

The Los Angeles Times reports that this would...

NASA seeks astronauts for International Space Station, future Mars missions

NASA seeks astronauts for International Space Station, future Mars missions

Want to be a space cadet?

NASA, it turns out, has put out the help wanted sign for the next class of United States astronauts who will man the International Space Station and be involved in deep space ...

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