Amid signs of increased optimism about their personal finances,
one-quarter (25 percent) of U.S. consumers plans to spend more on
holiday shopping this year compared to 20 percent in 2013, and spending
on holiday gifts is expected to average $718, according to Accenture’s
(NYSE:ACN) annual holiday shopping survey.
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