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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  • 3 creative couples collaborate on art and love in Jersey City - Somerset Reporter
    From food shopping to plating, they work ... has pushed him to deal with emotional issues and has supported him as they both went back to school at
    03/3/2015 - 3:26 pm | View Link
  • 5 Money Moves to Power You Through 2015 -
    ... and back-to-school shopping, so you don't have to borrow when the event arrives. Set up and name a separate savings account for each goal to...
    03/3/2015 - 1:52 pm | View Link
  • Rick Scott: "We have cut taxes more than 40 times in four years." - St. Petersburg Times
    8, 2014, for Floridians to buy hurricane preparedness supplies without paying 6 percent ( $2.9 million ); A three-day back-to-school shopping...
    03/3/2015 - 10:16 am | View Link
  • Winter storms will cost state taxpayers - Columbia Daily Herald
    ... during February: many shopping centers ... going back to school and you forget that there is some long-term damage both economically but ...
    03/2/2015 - 9:02 am | View Link
  • Judge breaks protocol, participates in procession - The Hindu
    ... and took part in a procession with school students demanding to bring all school-drops back to school. ... Budget 2015 | Videos | Shopping | ...
    03/1/2015 - 11:04 am | View Link
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  • Rick McAllister: Don't zap Georgia's sales tax holidays
    Back-to-school shopping is a $72 billion industry, according to the National Retail Federation. As part of the holiday, shoppers don’t have to pay sales tax on back-to-school items including clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less, computers and ...
    03/26/2015 - 5:20 pm | View Link
  • Microsoft: Windows 10 will come out this summer
    The summer release also looks to put Windows 10 at the heart of the back-to-school shopping season, a traditionally strong computer-buying period. Microsoft may be hoping that Windows 10's improved design and new features like Cortana and Xbox integration ...
    03/18/2015 - 1:01 am | View Link
  • Back-to-School Shopping Is a Dying American Tradition
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    08/18/2014 - 10:57 pm | View Link
  • More Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping
    Back-to-school shopping season is in full swing with big box retailers offering door buster discounts that rival even Black Friday deals. While cheap notebooks and markers aren’t nearly as thrilling as bargain flat screens and tablets, the throngs of ...
    08/15/2014 - 4:04 pm | View Link
  • Survey Findings: Most People Think You’re Overspending on Back-to-School Shopping
    The GOBankingRates poll, which ran from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10 ... of people polled believe that a budget of under $500 is reasonable for back-to-school shopping. By comparison, a mere 15.6% believe $500 and over is reasonable and only 7.5% would spend $ ...
    08/12/2014 - 6:42 pm | View Link
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  • Ten tips for smart back-to-school shopping
    The best strategy for back-to-school shopping? Get organized, stock up on the basics, and look for sales and promotions.
    03/30/2015 - 11:37 pm | View Website
  • Back to school (marketing)
    In merchandising, back to school is the period in which students and their parents purchase school supplies and apparel for the upcoming school year.
    03/30/2015 - 4:46 am | View Website
    Another awesome family vlog! This week ... We went shopping for back to school supplies and clothes! OUR LINKS: http ...
    03/29/2015 - 4:29 pm | View Website
  • Back to School Sales and Deals
    Find today's top Back to School deals on laptop computers, backpacks, clothing, and accessories. We track Back to School sale events, coupons, & closeouts
    03/29/2015 - 11:49 am | View Website
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    03/29/2015 - 10:38 am | View Website
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