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  • Thurston County ARC Agreement Now Official

    arc signing1A formal signing of the ARC ‘Letter of Intent’ took place Friday at the Accountability and Resource Center (ARC) with Thurston County Commissioners and Sheriff John Snaza. The agreement clears the way for the Thurston jail to open.… Read More +

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  • Lawmakers Celebrate Hawks Ahead Of Super Bowl

    Hawkington2The Washington state Senate passed a resolution honoring the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare to play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. The resolution was passed Friday, and many lawmakers on the floor were wearing Seahawks jerseys,… Read More +

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  • Baker Signed To Minor-League Deal

    marinersSThe Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday after Baker's physical. He is expected to compete with Jesus Sucre for the backup job playing behind starter Mike Zunino.

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Americans Plan to Spend More this Holiday Season

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_d76ca4f138.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- How much do you plan on spending when the holiday shopping season rolls around? Based on a survey of 500 consumers by the consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture, Americans plan on spending an average of $646 on gifts. That’s an increase of 11 percent over the 2012 average of $582. The bump is actually being driven by the 20 percent of consumers who say they’ll spend more than 2012. 

 

Last year, just 14 percent planned to boost their spending compared to 2011.

As has become custom, especially in recent years, people will also keep their eyes open for big discounts throughout the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  In fact, 94 percent say lower prices and sales are important to them, compared to 84 percent who felt that way during the last holiday season.

Meanwhile, the allure of Black Friday has returned with 55 percent of survey respondents circling Nov. 29 for shopping.  In 2012, it was 53 percent and just 44 percent in 2011.  However, at least 30 percent of the shopping on Black Friday will be done online, a boost of 5 percent over last year.

And if you think Americans will just be hanging around their homes on Thanksgiving Day stuffing themselves and watching football, guess again.  Thirty-eight percent claim they’ll be doing some shopping on Turkey Day.

Of course, plans can change since Accenture took the survey weeks before the partial government shutdown and the threat of the U.S. government defaulting on its debts.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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