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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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  • Top D.C. Stores for Back-to-School Shopping
    With great apparel, shoes and accessories, students can be free to mix and match items to create unique styles that fit their personalities and carry them into the school year ready for what the upcoming year will bring. This shop is well known for a ...
    03/12/2018 - 9:04 am | View Link
  • Coupang Opens Back-to-School Store as the New School Year Begins in South Korea
    Key back-to-school supplies grouped by product categories and age/users, offering more convenient shopping experience - Expanded the customer base with a category for teachers as well as students - Runs a promotion offering up to a 10% discount on select ...
    03/7/2018 - 8:11 pm | View Link
  • How To Save Over $100 While Shopping For Back To School Clothes — Expert Advice To Save
    Back to school shopping can cost a fortune, but making a budget and buying things on sale can seriously save you a ton of money! Read expert tips on how to save on back to school must-haves here! Amy E. Goodman, the Senior Lifestyle Editor at ...
    08/30/2017 - 7:14 am | View Link
  • Families hit stores for back-to-school shopping on last day of tax-free week
    Nine-year-old Kayla Hession wandered through the aisles of Kohl’s with her sister, 11-year-old Bryanna and their mom, Kate Hession. Kayla and Bryanna looked at shoes, from sneakers to boots to sandals, sitting down on the ground or a chair among the ...
    08/20/2017 - 2:31 pm | View Link
  • For mall stores, back-to-school shopping can't come soon enough
    The $84-billion back-to-school shopping season is back just in time as far as beleaguered mall merchants are concerned. Consumer spending on kids and young adults returning to the classroom not only is the second-largest shopping period behind the winter ...
    07/30/2017 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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  • The Best Back to School Sales 2017- Where to Find Great ...
    These retailers have crazy savings on back-to-school item going on right now. Get shopping so you can coast come September.
    03/15/2018 - 10:39 pm | View Website
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    03/15/2018 - 9:32 am | View Website
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    03/15/2018 - 7:08 am | View Website
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