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Back to School

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  • Fill in these answers before going back to school

    Deciding to pursue — and invest in — another degree is a big decision. But where should the decision-making process begin? Jody Michael made a big career switch herself, leaving the finance field to pursue a completely different professional...
  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
  • Teen Vogue's Back to School Saturday focuses on fashion

    Teen Vogue's  Back to School Saturday focuses on fashion
    Saturday has been designated as Teen Vogue's Back to School Saturday at 100 shopping centers across the country. Participating malls will have fashion events including runway shows, fashion pop-up displays, shopping parties and special promotions. Among...
  • Back-to-school shopping: Parents say they'll spend less this year

    Shopping for a K-12 student is still an expensive proposition, but parents this year are planning to trim their spending and focus on necessities, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The average expenditure for apparel, shoes,...
  • July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying

    July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying
    Retail sales rose a smidgen in July, growing 0.2% amid back-to-school shopping even as auto dealers and home goods merchants lagged. The slight month-to-month uptick represents the fourth straight gain, according to the Commerce Department. Wall...
  • Retail sales miss forecasts in July, raise back-to-school worries

    Retail sales for July missed expectations as discounters and teen apparel stores struggled, causing Wall Street to fret about the fate of back-to-school shopping. A monthly gauge of same-store sales from Thomson Reuters found 4.2% growth from a year...
  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
  • 'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Under the Gun'

    'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Under the Gun'
    "You don't need a lawyer to tell me if you want a cup of coffee." Hanna finds herself alone in the interrogation room with Lieutenant Tanner. Facing up to 7 years for possible charges ranging from obstruction to the actual murder of Detective Wilden,...
  • Teen apparel retailers suffer as consumers get stingier

    Teen apparel brands have been losing their shirts, and it's not a fashion choice. Against a backdrop of prolonged consumer stinginess, reinforced Friday by reports of a scant monthly increase in August retail sales, an anemic back-to-school...
  • Back-to-school spending adds up

    Parents, watch your checkbooks. Back-to-school spending is kicking into high gear. From clothing and accessories to backpacks, computers and calculators, the average family is expected to spend about $635 in the weeks ahead, according to the National...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...