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The Phantom Menace?

Americans whipped out their credit cards to snatch up tickets to this year’s hottest movie. Credit card volume soared for the opening day of the much awaited Star Wars prequel. Atlanta-based National Data Corp. says a record number of movie tickets were purchased over the Internet and through online kiosks with credit and debit cards. NDC says Star Wars charge volume rivaled Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day in terms of credit card peaks. NDC also says its credit card volume increased by more than 25% at its West Coast center, during the first day of the movie’s ticket sales. For more information visit

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