Holiday gift spending plans level

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An American Express consumer survey found shoppers expect to spend a total of $1,160 this holiday season, with an average $900 for gifts and the rest for entertaining, decorations and travel. The American Express Retail Index is based on a national poll of 800 consumers.The estimates are level with what consumers said they expected to spend last year, AmEx said.

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