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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    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
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  • Upscale LA mall woos rich customers from China - Fortune
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    ... early 40s and has gone back to school to do a degree in business management, says: "The aim is to dispel ... He was out shopping with his ...
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    ... career or going back to school comes with a lot more risks that you might not be able to bounce back from ... Next time you are shopping for
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  • 5 Ways to Save on Your Kids’ Clothing Costs - Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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  • Did AMD accidentally reveal Windows 10 launch date?
    This alone could cause the inventory issues Su was talking about, since it may be necessary to get this message across to the average consumer – even if they buy a new Windows 8.1 machine during the back-to-school shopping season, they will get Windows ...
    04/20/2015 - 6:50 pm | View Link
  • Be Still, My Beating '90s Heart: dELia*s is Making a Comeback
    But under new ownership, the retailer will be relaunching—along with its iconic catalog!—this August, just in time for back-to-school shopping.
    04/20/2015 - 12:07 pm | View Link
  • Shopping trucks are 'temptation on wheels'
    Door-to-door shopping trucks are a "temptation on wheels" for poor ... He said most of the goods they had purchased were Christmas gifts, birthday gifs and back to school supplies. The trucks no longer just sold clothing and kitchen items, he said, and ...
    04/20/2015 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • '90s Teen Fashion Bastion Delia's Is Coming Back
    Put it in your cal, Gen Xers. The answer to your wallet-chained 1990s nostalgia dreams is slated to come true this August, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Could the timing be any more perfect? We bet more than a few retro-obsessed tween and teen ...
    04/20/2015 - 5:58 am | View Link
  • AMD spills the beans on July release of Windows 10
    but this does line up with what we have previously reported regarding Microsoft wanting to ship the OS before back-to-school shopping starts in August. Su didn’t mention a specific date, but we likely won’t have to wait long to find out. Microsoft’s ...
    04/20/2015 - 4:01 am | View Link
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