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    Cyber Monday Sales Up 20 Percent

    Packages ready to ship move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Phoenix.  Americans clicked away on their computers and smartphones for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history. Shoppers are expected to spend $1.5 billion on Cyber Monday, up 20 percent from last year, according to research firm comScore. That would not only make it the biggest online shopping day of the year, but the biggest since comScore started tracking shoppers' online buying habits in 2001. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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    Was anyone actually doing any work on Monday? Cyber Monday sales were up 20 percent this year from 2011, with retailers saying online sales brought in a record $1.5 billion, according to Internet analytical firm comScore. Cyber Monday, the busiest Web shopping day of the year, began early this year, with Walmart beginning its online deals on Saturday. Early-bird shoppers certainly wanted to get the worm: Thanksgiving shopping increased 32 percent this year, and on Black Friday, the holiest shopping day of the year, e-commerce shopping topped $1 billion for the first time ever, up about 26 percent.

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