Black Friday sales might have fallen short of last year's spending numbers, but one survey shows customers still plan to spend more on their holiday shopping this year compared to 2012.The National Retail Federation projects American shoppers spent $407.02 from Thanksgiving to Sunday, a drop from $423.55 last year. But according to Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association's annual holiday spending survey, the percentage of people who said they would spend more this year compared to last year rose to 13% from 12%. What's more, the percentage of people planning to spend less declined to 32% from 38%.Each year the two groups interview roughly 1,000 people via phone to get a sense of their spending plans for the holidays. In a press release Bill Hampel, chief economist for the Credit Union National Association, said the survey results are encouraging given the fiscal uncertainty that has plagued Capitol Hill this year and shows no signs of going away next ye...
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