Consumer Confidential: Super-duper Cyber Monday special
--Yup, Cyber Monday is here, and our pals at the National Retail Federation say it's going to be a busy one. Nearly 100 million people are expected to plunk down some cash online today as e-tailers roll out the cyber-deals. "Online retailers have been working overtime to make sure their Cyber Monday promotions are enticing, so shoppers can expect incredible bargains on popular holiday items, percentages off entire websites, and a lot of free shipping," said Scott Silverman, executive director of Shop.org. Sounds good to me.
--Speaking of which, JetBlue has a Cyber Monday deal of its own. For one day only -- that would be today -- you can book a one-way flight for one of three fares: $39, $69 or $99. As they say, some restrictions apply, such as when you can fly. But that's still a pretty sweet deal if you have somewhere to go. Don't dawdle. The offer ends at midnight.
--And just to round out our Cyber Monday trifecta, it's worth noting that shares of e-commerce giant Amazon.com hit an all-time high today as investors flocked to the company's dominance over online sales. Remember when Amazon was seen as a risky bet? Seems like eons ago.
-- David Lazarus
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