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Wisconsin retailers finding $$ online

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Wisconsin retailers are part of a big shopping boom on the Internet.

According to the Forrester Research group, shoppers spent $220 billion on line last year, 25 percent more than in 2005.

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Travel is still No. 1, hands down. But shoes and clothing surpassed computers as the No. 2 item.

The Mason Shoe Co., of Chippewa Falls launched a shoe-mall Web site last fall. And its online sales grew 44 percent, to around $68 million.

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