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Back to School

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  • Video: Invoking Bob Dylan for Florida's back-to-school tax holiday

    Video: Invoking Bob Dylan for Florida's back-to-school tax holiday
    Florida's annual back-to-school tax holiday runs this weekend from August 1 to August 3.  Most clothing items, computers and computer accessories are exempted from the state's 6 percent sales tax. But the list for what's exempt and what's taxable is...
  • Early Start To Back-To-School Shopping Season

    Early Start To Back-To-School Shopping Season
    Back-to-school shopping isn't just an end-of-summer activity anymore. Deals on classroom supplies, clothes and electronics started before Fourth of July picnics and close to 40 percent of consumers have already made back-to-school purchases, according...
  • This Weekend's Back-To-School Deals

    Back-to-school sales kick into high gear this week with these door-buster deals. (Many are limited-time offers and some require store loyalty cards, so be sure to check the details.) >> Two-pocket portfolios for 10 cents; spiral notebooks for 15 cents...
  • Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover

    Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover
    As thousands of Central Florida teachers make their own back-to-school preparations, the Orlando-based charity that offers them free classroom supplies showed off a colorful makeover on Thursday donated by local businesses. "We've been in this...
  • Maryland tax-free shopping week planned

    Maryland tax-free shopping week planned
    Consumers will be spared Maryland's 6 percent sales tax on some apparel and footwear during the state's annual tax-free week starting Aug. 10. During Shop Maryland week, no sales tax will be levied on any single qualifying article of clothing and...
  • Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year

    Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year
    Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
  • Harry S. Truman planning back-to-school dinner

    Students and families will be warmly welcomed back to Harry S. Truman Elementary School this fall with a special Back to School Dinner sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization. Students and families are welcome to dine together at the school at 6 p....
  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...
  • Department will offer free immunizations in August

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will offer free required immunizations for students in August. All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations — a Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680) &#...
  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday to save Floridians $40 million

    Back-to-school sales tax holiday to save Floridians $40 million
    The back-to-school sales tax holiday on Aug. 1-3 is expected to save Floridians at least $40 million, the Florida Retail Federation said Tuesday. That weekend, shoppers won't have to pay taxes on clothing, footwear and accessories that cost $100 or...
  • Wal-Mart calls for U.S.-made products

    Wal-Mart calls for U.S.-made products
    A Detroit artist-turned-businessman said he was "floating" Tuesday afternoon after his company, Trash-Ease, which makes portable trash-bag holders, landed its biggest order ever at Wal-Mart's "Made in the USA" open call to find American-made products....