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Swiss Watches Hit Export Record; $23B Watch Industry by Numbers

Watch of the Year, 2006Swiss watch exports hit a monthly record when Switzerland's watchmakers exported $1.25 billion of goods in November, up 13% from the same month last year, according to the Swiss watchmaking association. The biggest gains were seen for luxury watches selling for more than $6,000 each, WSJ reports.

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Email Campaigns Good; Personalization Better: Two Surveys Confirm

According to two latest studies, email personalization is on the rise and email targeted to their specific interests, lifestyle or preference was important to consumers. 74% of respondents viewed email from companies they do business with as valuable. 

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Top 10 Surveys, Polls, and Market Research Insights for Today

Here is a quick summary of top 10 (and some more...) interesting and insightful surveys, polls, studies and market research reports that came out during the last couple of days. 

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Personal Spending Rose 0.5%; Income Up 0.3% in November

Personal income increased $33.8 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $27.0 billion, or 0.3 percent, in November, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $50.5 billion, or 0.5 percent. 

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Durable Goods Orders up 1.9% to $214.2 billion in November

New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $4.0 billion or 1.9 percent to $214.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was the third increase in the last four months and followed an 8.2 percent October decrease. 

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