Back-to-school Shopping A Bust

Shoppers spent slightly more last month than they had the year before, but sales were far short of 2008 levels, heralding what could be a disappointing holiday shopping season.

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    10/2/2014 - 8:22 am | View Link
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    10/14/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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