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Back-to-school gives retailers a good August

Back-to-School Sales

Most retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp and Limited Brands Inc , posted better-than-expected sales gains at existing stores in August, in what is expected to be a healthy month as parents and students wrapped up back-to-school purchases.


Later Back-to-School Shopping Changes Retailers’ Plans

In an effort to follow trends, students and their families are delaying back-to-school purchases, which could hurt an economy heavily dependent on consumer spending to stay afloat.


Helping children transition back into school mode

We’re heading back to school in a few short days and some of us, not to name names, (hint: initials start with J and D) haven’t been the most vigilant of summer tutors.


What to know about back-to-school vaccinations

Back-to-school time means shopping for school or dorm room supplies, picking classes and savoring summer's waning days.


What to do with kids before school starts

Blowing Bubbles

Okay, parents. Depending on how you look at it, this next week or so is either dreadful or golden. It’s that lull between the end of camps and the start of school. That summer packed with promise is pretty much behind you, and the week or so before you is a wide-open, yawning black hole on your calendar. But let’s be positive. This is your chance to really dig in and enjoy our diverse area full of free museums, beautiful parks, nice waterfront and endless possibilities.


9 tax tips to know during back-to-school season

Follows are nine tips that parents might want to keep in mind while toasting champagne glasses preparing for back to school.


9 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School

Whether you're moving in, moving up, or moving over, going to a new school can be tough. Here's how to make it easier.


Higher prices: the big trend for back-to-school

Higher prices: the big trend for back-to-school

Stores are trying everything they can think of to disguise the fact that you're going to pay more for clothes this fall.


Going Back To School? Here's A Green Cheat Sheet

Going Back To School? Here's A Green Cheat Sheet

Ah, back-to-school season. The rustling of leaves, the squeak of new sneakers, the reassuring sound of chalk on a blackboard. Wait, does anyone still use chalk? And if they do, is it emitting some sort of toxic dust that's dooming our children to a life of bad health and environmental despair?


Exclusive: Americans to stay thrifty this back-to-school

Almost two-thirds of U.S. shoppers plan to spend the same or less this back-to-school season as last year, a survey showed, in an early sign that retailers may not obtain a huge boost from the second-biggest selling season of the year.


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