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Holiday Spending Expected To Rise This Year

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Overall spending is expected to increase this Holiday Season.  The Florida Retail Federation is expecting a 4 percent bump in state spending over last year. But Federation President Randy Miller says per person spending is expected to decrease slightly. He says shoppers are expected to spend about $935 per person this season.

“$590 on gifts for family, friends and coworkers. $207 on decorations, flowers and greeting cards and $140 on the most important person—themselves,” Miller says.

Experts predict some of this year’s most popular toys will include trolls, legos, microphones, and drones.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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