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Tills jingle for US retailers

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US shops were busier this holiday shopping season and so were online retailers.

Preliminary figures from MasterCard’s tracking unit show a 3.6 percent rise compared with last year but still down on 2007.

The figures cover the period from the start of November to Christmas Eve – December 24th.

During that time there was a 15.5 percent surge in online purchases.