Comments on:

Talking Points: Valentine facts, papal retirement home, pricey tomatoes

Back to the article » |
How big a deal is Valentine's Day? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans bought some $13.5 billion in chocolate and cocoa products and imported $365,453,189 in cut roses in 2011, the latest year for which data areavailable. Thhese are annual figures,but a lot of that was spent celebrating the nation's most romantic holiday -- and to good effect. As of last year, nearly 69 percent...