By Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal

BOSTON (CBS) – Even with the woes of the economy, shoppers are responding this year, especially by putting items in their shopping cart and clicking their mouse.

Retailers say online holiday sales are up 15-percent this year.

Online sales have topped $1 billion a day six times since Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

And this coming week should be even better.

The heaviest onine shopping week of the season begins Monday, known as “Green Monday” and ends with a free shipping day on Friday.


You may want to make sure you have enough beer and wine at home to get you through the 26th.

That’s because, right now, liquor stores will be closed the day after Christmas.

A little-known state Blue Law prevents liquor stores from opening on December 26, when it’s a Monday.

A bill is advancing through the State House to allow the stores to open on the 26th.

The Retailers Association hopes the bill gets to the governor’s desk by this week so stores can let their customers know and get their staffing set.


And now that the Occupy Boston protestors are gone, the clean up is underway.

The Greenway Conservancy has 250 volunteers to get Dewey Square back to looking the way it did.

But the clean up will put a dent in the Greenway’s $4.5 million budget.

Executive Director Nancy Brennan is hoping to get some contributions to help defray the cost.

Watch Lisa’s report:

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.


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