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Retail Federation expects record-breaking St. Patrick’s Day spending in 2017

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St. Patrick’s Day revelers won’t be the only one’s seeing green this year according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation. The retail trade group estimates those celebrating the Irish holiday will spend $37.92 a piece this year, with total spending expected to top $5.3 billion — a significant jump from last year’s $4.4 billion and good enough for a record. “We continue to see spending on holidays and celebrations reaching or exceeding record highs, which reinforces the…

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Sláinte! St. Patrick’s Day spending to hit $4.4 billion in U.S. this year, retail study shows

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Americans are expected to spend about $4.4 billion celebrating St. Patrick’s Day according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation. The study, conducted by Proper Insight and Analysis, found American adults would spend an average of $35.37 celebrating the holiday associated with Irish pride, which is a slight decrease from the $36.52 average the survey found in 2015. “Florida retailers can expect to see a nice bump in their sales in the coming weeks as millions of Floridians…

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Live updates from tonight’s Jack Latvala vs. Nina Hayden debate. By the way, who schedules a debate on St. Patty’s?

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In what is one of the worst cases of scheduling, a debate between state Senate candidates Jack Latvala and Nina Hayden will take place tonight at 10:30 p.m. on the campus of Clearwater Christian College. The scheduling decision begs a few questions: WHO THE HELL SCHEDULES A DEBATE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY? WHO THE HELL SCHEDULES A DEBATE FOR 10:30 PM? WHO THE HELL SCHEDULES A DEBATE FOR 10:30 PM ON ST. PATRRICK’S DAY? But I will sacrifice and cover…

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Live updates from tonight’s Jack Latvala vs. Nina Hayden debate. By the way, who schedules a debate on St. Patty’s?

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In what is one of the worst cases of scheduling, a debate between state Senate candidates Jack Latvala and Nina Hayden will take place tonight at 10:30 p.m. on the campus of Clearwater Christian College. The scheduling decision begs a few questions: WHO THE HELL SCHEDULES A DEBATE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY? WHO THE HELL SCHEDULES A DEBATE FOR 10:30 PM? WHO THE HELL SCHEDULES A DEBATE FOR 10:30 PM ON ST. PATRRICK’S DAY? But I will sacrifice and cover…

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