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Consumer Minute: Easter Sales & Looking for Love?

It's time for your Consumer Minute!
Easter traditionally ranks as one of the top consumer spending holidays for food, clothing, candy, flowers and gifts. The National Retail Federation is predicting nearly $16 billion dollars in sales through the Easter weekend, which would give the industry a boost. However, the average American celebrating the holiday is expected to spend less. Last year consumers spent just over $145 dollars leading up to Easter. This year that is expected to drop to about $137-dollars.

Looking for love in all the wrong places? A new survey has identified the most open minded cities in America when it comes to on-line dating. The on-line dating company, Zoosk, studied a sample of nearly 1 million members from across the country and found that Las Vegas may be the best place to find a mate. Detroit came in second followed by Columbus, Ohio Sacramento, california and San Antonio. Among the least open minded cities for dating: Raleigh, North Carolina, San Jose, California, Birmingham, Alabama, Richmond and Pittsburgh.
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