Cyber Monday sales break new record

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NEW YORK (AP) NEW YORK (AP) - Cyber Monday was looking to be only a bit player in the rollout of big shopping days. But for many retailers it ended up having a starring role.

Adobe Analytics reports yesterday is likely to end up being the biggest U.S. online shopping day ever. The research arm of software maker Adobe says nearly $6.6. billion in sales were generated. That represents a 17-percent increase over a year ago.

Smartphones and tablets accounted for about half of all visits and a third of sales. Total online holiday sales are expected to top $100 billion for the first time this year.

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