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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    The same applies to iPads. And if you're looking for a laptop, look for price reductions around back-to-school shopping and the sale shopper's...
    11/3/2014 - 10:41 am | View Link
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    2014 than during Q3 2013. The sales increases in July, August and September indicate a strong back-to-school shopping season, the report says.
    11/3/2014 - 8:13 am | View Link
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    11/2/2014 - 1:37 pm | View Link
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    11/1/2014 - 12:08 pm | View Link
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  • Back to School: Shopping Tips and Trends
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    11/24/2014 - 6:50 pm | View Link
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    08/25/2014 - 10:33 am | View Link
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    08/22/2014 - 12:45 pm | View Link
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  • Back to school (marketing)
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    11/22/2014 - 6:46 am | View Website
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    11/21/2014 - 7:19 pm | View Website
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    Get everything you need by shopping smarter, or not at all! Tags: back to school. From the editors of | | Comments (0)
    11/20/2014 - 5:26 pm | View Website
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