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* U.S. households received 398.5 million credit-card offers in the fourth quarter of 2009, up 46 percent from the third quarter - but well down from 668.1 million in fourth-quarter 2008. (Synovate)

* Fifty-eight percent said they have shopped at a dollar store within the past three months, including 47 percent of respondents with household income of $100,000-plus. (WSL Strategic Retail)

* In a global survey, 21 percent said they would rather spend the day with a pet than with their spouse or partner. In the U.S., 27 percent said the same. (Reuters/Ipsos)

* Twenty-six percent said they buy clothing only when it's on sale, vs. 25 percent saying so last February. (BIGresearch)

* Ninety percent of teens surveyed are confident they'll get their "ideal job" someday. (ING/Junior Achievement)