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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  • A Pen-Pal Friendship Changes Two Lives - Here & Now
    ... decided to go back to school to become a teacher. She wanted to be home when Richie and I finished school ... F o r fun, I like to go shopping ...
    05/4/2015 - 10:33 am | View Link
  • Will Your State Offer a Tax-Free Weekend in 2015? - Motley Fool
    Many states offer a sales tax holiday every year, and it generally coincides with the back-to-school shopping season in order to ease the shopping
    05/3/2015 - 6:07 am | View Link
  • HP Fuels Imaging and Printing Growth with Expanded Offerings, New ... -
    ... are designed specifically to deliver high-performance printing for high-volume users. For the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons, the...
    05/2/2015 - 7:06 am | View Link
  • An evening with Nairobi's 'Messiah' - BBC
    ... streetlight near a shopping centre in ... to be a reporter. "I want to go back to school one day. I'm hoping Odijo can help with that. I ...
    05/1/2015 - 7:33 am | View Link
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    ... pizzeria requires shopping for ingredients, running the cash register and turning a profit. This entertaining game challenges players to tackle...
    05/1/2015 - 6:22 am | View Link
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  • The Louisiana House Just Voted To Get Rid Of The Sales Tax Holidays
    If you liked sales tax free weekends such as for buying hurricane supplies, back to school shopping, and hunting season; you won’t be too happy at the Louisiana House. They just voted overwhelmingly to get rid of them until 60 days after the adjournment ...
    05/26/2015 - 1:02 pm | View Link
  • Why is SouthPark Mall flourishing after 20 years? (vintage photos)
    Northeast Ohio Media Group is chronicling shopping malls throughout Greater Cleveland on Mall Mondays, gathering memories of photos with Santa and back-to-school shopping, shared milkshakes and movie dates. Because malls make up part of our collective ...
    05/25/2015 - 1:09 am | View Link
  • Ohio readies for first break on sales tax
    It may have slipped the notice of some consumers, but in December the Ohio legislature approved a sales tax holiday aimed at boosting back-to-school shopping. The holiday will commence at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7 and run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday ...
    05/24/2015 - 5:22 pm | View Link
  • Money Matters: Back-to-School Supplies Burning Hole in Parents' Pockets
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    05/22/2015 - 5:07 pm | View Link
  • DTI hosts discount caravans as school opening approaches
    CEBU, Philippines - School opening is certainly approaching and back-to-school shopping is becoming a hit again. The Department of Trade and Industry says it has organized “Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravans” (Back-to-school Discount Caravans ...
    05/20/2015 - 5:31 am | View Link
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  • Back to School HQ
    This new school year, leave those dusty old backpacks, lunch boxes and other back to school accessories in the closet. It's hard for kids to learn and grow in the ...
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  • 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.
    05/25/2015 - 5:48 am | View Website
  • Back to School Supplies: Sales & Deals on School Supplies ...
    Staples is your one-stop destination for all of your 2014 Back to School needs! From Back to School supplies, to easy shopping lists, deals, and tips - Staples has ...
    05/24/2015 - 9:49 pm | View Website
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