February 13, 2012
It’s that day again. The day that retailers love, singles hate, and couples fall into its alluring trap of red roses, mass-produced sweets, and stuffed teddy bears in an effort to prove their love to each other. And this year, whether it’s the hope of new jobs, a strong economic recovery, or a new president on the horizon, their love (or wallet) is fuller than ever before. Spending is up 8.5 percent this Valentine’s Day – with the majority of the $17.6 billion total dollars going to candy, jewelry, restaurants and flowers.
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