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Every year, China's Alibaba Group has a massive online shopping "festival" on Nov. 11, and every year it smashes the previous year's sales record. This time, shoppers bought $30.7 billion worth of merchandise in 24 hours, Bloomberg News reports. Sales were up about 27 percent from last year.