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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    11/21/2015 - 8:30 am | View Link
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    11/20/2015 - 2:53 pm | View Link
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    11/12/2015 - 1:55 am | View Link
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    08/27/2015 - 4:29 am | View Link
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