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Online holiday sales off to strong start

On the eve of "Cyber Monday," online retailers are reporting a strong start to the holiday shopping season.

Research firm ComScore reported Sunday that e-commerce spending jumped 26 percent on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, compared with the same day a year ago.  ComScore reports $816 million in online sales for the day.

Thanksgiving is also a big day for online sales, and ComScore reports an 18 percent increase this year compared with a year ago, with $479 million in sales.

Next up is Cyber Monday, when many online retailers run promotions for the first business day of the week following Thanksgiving.

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