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Nev. retailers expect less back to school spending

Nevada households are expected to spend a combined $221 million on back-to-school supplies this year, down from about $245 million last year. Full story

Va to hold back-to-school sales tax holiday

Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Full story

Jackson mayor announces back-to-school supply giveaway

The city of Jackson will give away school supplies during an event next month, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said. Full story

U.S. back-to-school spending seen down from last year's high: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. students and their parents are expected to spend almost 8 percent less this year than they did during last year's historically high back-to-school season, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Full story

Here today, gone tomorrow: Retailers pop up for back-to-school

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temporary stores, a money-making staple during the Halloween and Christmas seasons, are going back to school. Full story

Analysis: Retailers keep inventories low for back-to-school sales

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stung by leftover inventory because of a wet, cold spring and unsure about consumer spending, many retailers are ordering conservatively for the second busiest selling season of the year behind the end of the year holiday period, according to executives in shipping, banking and Full story

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  Retail on the Radar for 2013

CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the back-to-school outlook in the retail space. And Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst, provides his top retail plays for the second half of the year,

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To match BACKTOSCHOOLS/POPUPS A kiosk located in the lower level in the Mall of Georgia selling JanSport Apparel for back-to-school purchases. REUTERS/Handout

search for online bargains
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Jenna Kagan looks for on-line bargains for back-to-school kids clothing as she takes a break from home-schooling her son Hunter, 6, at left, Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home in Maple Valley, Wash., near Seattle. Kagan, who is a stay-at-home Mom and home-schools her three children, says that the

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Shopping at Macy's

Rachel Bobby of Pittsburgh shops for back-to-school clothes at Macy's on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 in New York. The back-to-school shopping season had a disappointing start in July as consumers rattled by a weakening housing market and other financial pressures stayed away from stores and malls.