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Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Grew 3.0% This Holiday Season

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The FINANCIAL -- According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, holiday retail sales excluding automotive and gasoline increased 3.0% this expanded holiday season, running from October 11 through December 24. Notably, online sales grew 49.0% compared to 2019, the preliminary insights show. Mastercard SpendingPulse measures overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check.…

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Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Grew 3.0% This Holiday Season

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The FINANCIAL -- According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, holiday retail sales excluding automotive and gasoline increased 3.0% this expanded holiday season, running from October 11 through December 24. Notably, online sales grew 49.0% compared to 2019, the preliminary insights show. Mastercard SpendingPulse measures overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check.…

5 KEYS for food safety in the holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — According to PAHO, during the holiday season, food is prepared in large quantities and quite ahead of time, which increases the risks of FBDs. This holiday season will be atypical due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep your family safe, apply the 5 keys to prevent FBDs following these guidelines:…