Shoppers spend record amount online on Cyber Monday

BY newsdesk  December 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM EST

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Online deals from companies, such as Wal-Mart and Amazon, stretched from the beginning of November through Black Friday, and according to research firm comScore Inc., shoppers spent a record amount online.

E-commerce spending hiked 18 percent from last year to a total of $1.74 billion, which makes this year’s Cyber Monday the top online spending day since comScore began recording the data in 2001.