Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite hoping for a last-minute run of holiday shopping, some on the retail side weren't prepared when it actually happened.

MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse says heavy spending in the final days of a mostly lackluster season sent sales up 3.5 percent between Nov. 1 and Tuesday.

But UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some packages by Christmas.

Amazon is offering shipping refunds and other retailers are looking into it.



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