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Figures show Cyber Monday still biggest US online sales day

Cyber Monday is still on top. Reports from two research firms show that the Monday after Thanksgiving was still the busiest U.S. online shopping day of the holiday season.

Research firm comScore said Wednesday that desktop computer spending on Monday rose 17 percent to $2.67 billion. It didn't give a figure for shopping done on tablets or smartphones, which is an increasing part of the market. Since Nov. 1, sales have risen 12 percent to $29.7 billion compared with the same period a year ago, comScore said. was the busiest site, followed by sites for retailers Walmart, Kohl's and Target.

"Overall, we are very encouraged by the recent pickup in spending...