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Spending is Hot Again

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"Americans are splurging as though it’s 2007 again. Shoppers spent more money this holiday season than even before the recession." Further proof—courtesy of the New York Times and MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse—that the recession is over. Even if you're only vaguely employed and/or just scraping by. That's all we needed to read—see you at Barneys. [NYT]