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  • 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....
  • Stafford Social Services and Safe Net collect school supplies

    When it comes to providing extra help for local residents in need, Stafford Social Services and Safe Net share a collaboration that serves the community well. The Stafford Social Services office, located in the Community Center at 3 Buckley Highway, is...
  • 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...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Doesn't Scare Licensing Partners

    There are still plenty of moviegoers who don't know who Rocket Raccoon or Groot are yet, but that hasn't scared off licensing partners from turning the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters into toys or plastering them on T-shirts. When signing on to...
  • Hurricane tax holiday doesn't blow me away

    Hurricane season is officially here. Long-range forecasters are calling for a tepid storm year, and that means one thing: Run for your lives, the Big One is coming!!!! Seriously, any time all the so-called experts agree on something (remember how the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Making the move back to the classroom

     Making the move back to the classroom
    Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
  • The kids are going back to school; should I?

    The kids are going back to school; should I?
    It’s now commonplace for job seekers to consider going back to school to advance their career. But is this a practical move for everybody? Not always. There are different industry standards for education, and a specific degree or certification may...
  • Get the career you want with a return to school

    Get the career you want with a return to school
    Before you pull the old backpack out of the closet and plan your return to school, consider everything that comes with a return to higher learning. A master's degree is a serious commitment and a sacrifice of both time and money. And for many, a real...
  • 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 “...