Pictures: Valentine's Day Spending
Spending on Valentine's Day flowers, candy and other gifts could hit a 10-year high of $17.6 billion, according to the latest survey from the National Retail Federation. See how that spending breaks down on gifts for spouses, friends and even pets. To read more about the business of Valentine's Day, to read Hartford Courant reporter Janice Podsada's story.
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Consumers expect to spend on average $26.46 on family members (not counting their significant others) to mark Valentine's Day.