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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  • Shoppers’ credit numbers hacked - The Australian
    Staples Reports Hack Attack Hit More Than 1 Million Customers -
    12/21/2014 - 8:34 am | View Link
  • Staples: millions exposed in data breach - UPI
    Staples Says Security Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Cards - New York Times
    12/20/2014 - 7:11 am | View Link
  • The school of hard knocks - Bangkok Post
    ... is three months training, it won’t change how we are when we go back to school.”  Stepping into line ... a stationery store in a shopping ...
    12/20/2014 - 7:01 am | View Link
  • Town gossip: Almost at Christmas - Fort McMurray Today
    ... for last minute shopping, decorating ... some energy and stick to some sort of a sleep schedule. Soon enough we’ll be preparing for back to ...
    12/19/2014 - 2:11 pm | View Link
  • AmEx Taking Its Programmatic Goal... - Media Post
    Prices began to decrease in early September -- perhaps because back-to-school shopping was coming to a close -- but the price did not fall...
    12/19/2014 - 11:37 am | View Link
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  • Staples Data Breach Affects Over A Million ‘Back To School’ Shoppers
    Staples would not say who the hackers were, but the Massachusetts company did reveal that the culprits infected cash registers and payment terminals in 115 stores during the popular “back to school” shopping season. More specifically, information on ...
    12/20/2014 - 7:24 am | View Link
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Four awesome affordable tablets for the new school year
    If you’ve got kids then you’re more than likely concentrating on how to keep them busy during the school holidays. But perhaps you should also be thinking about something that they’ll need when school starts again in 2015, a new tablet. With so many ...
    12/16/2014 - 10:45 pm | View Link
  • Ambank takes kids out for Christmas and back to school shopping
    The AmBank Group spreads some festive cheer among children from charity homes by taking them shopping for back-to-school essentials. — Pic courtesy of AmBank Group CHRISTMAS came early for some 80 children from four charity homes this year. AmBank Group ...
    12/14/2014 - 4:00 am | View Link
  • Back to School: Supplies, shopping, preparing, reading get ready
    Sports are an important part of school for many youngsters, and proper preparation is essential for reducing their risk of injury, an expert says. College prep 101 College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they ...
    12/13/2014 - 10:42 am | View Link
  • Ohio House approves back-to-school sales tax holiday, cash infusion for townships
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Legislators in the Ohio House approved a Senate plan Wednesday that will waive sales taxes for one weekend next August for consumers doing back-to-school shopping. The bill, introduced in the Senate by Kevin Bacon, a suburban Columbus ...
    12/10/2014 - 9:15 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.
    12/21/2014 - 1:54 am | View Website
  • 10 Back-To-School Shopping Tips that Save Money | Parenting
    Get everything you need by shopping smarter, or not at all! Tags: back to school. From the editors of | | Comments (0)
    12/20/2014 - 3:31 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
    12/20/2014 - 12:47 pm | View Website
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