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Survey: Back-to-school spending flat

The second biggest retail event of the year is here – back-to-school spending. K-12 and college spending is expected to reach $68.8 billion a year, the National Retail Federation reported Thursday.

Only the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season generates more retail revenue.

Back-to-school spending per family will be flat, according NRF’s 2011 Back-to-School survey.
The average family with K-12 kids will spend $603.63 on school supplies, electronics and clothes, according to the survey.

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Increased suit sales = more jobs

Are increased profits by suit retailers a sign that hiring is about to pick up?

Sounds like an off-beat analysis, but according to the @Work blog better-than-expected earnings by clothing retailers indicates that jobless workers are updating their wardrobes to prepare for job interviews.

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