(WXYZ) - Americans plan on spending more on their sweethearts this Valentine's Day.
A survey by the National Retail Federation predicts the average person plans to spend $126 on their significant other, up nearly 9% from last year.
Overall, consumers are expected to shell out $17.6 billion for Valentine's Day.
Men are expected to spend close to $169, while women will spend $86 on their partner.
The National Retail Federation says purchases of the most popular gift, jewelry are expected to hit $4 billion.
Americans are expected to spend $3.5 billion on a special evening out on the town.
Consumers will also shell out big bucks for flowers, candy, clothing and gift cards.
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DTE Energy reports that about 22,000 customers are without power after Monday's storms.
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