Americans will spend more on Valentine's Day this year

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Some people say love hurts. And, at least on Valentine's Day, it can hurt in the pocketbook.

ABC reports the average person will spend $142 on Valentine's Day this year.

That's $8, or 5.5 percent more than last year.

Here's the kicker that women might like -- men spend twice as much as women spoiling their special someone.

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