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Americans opened their wallets and spent over $37 billion during Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday combined. Here's the breakdown of how that money was spent last weekend:
Black Friday retail sales were up 12% compared to last year, thanks to $9.12 billion in online sales

Shop Small Saturday drove an estimated $17.1 billion in spending.

- Cyber Monday had a record-breaking day with $11.3 billion in sales, a 5.8% increase compared to last year. 
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There's a growing demand by employees for remote work. And while the job market is still hot, many employers want their workers in the office. Click here to read more. 
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Your chamber has signed on to encourage Congress to act on shortening visa wait times, encouraging incentives for business travel and in-person meetings, and other tourism industry-friendly legislation before the lame-duck session ends. Click here to add your name to the U.S. Travel Association letter.