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Online shopping during 6 weeks of holiday season up 16% in 2005

Online shoppers spent $18.6 bln in the first six weeks of holiday season, up 16% from 2004, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

Online shoppers spent $18.6 bln in the first six weeks of holiday season, up 16% from 2004, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Online shoppers spent $18.6 bln, excluding travel, during the first six weeks (October 29