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How much we spend on back-to-school shopping [Pictures]

How much we spend on back-to-school shopping [Pictures]

Back-to-school spending is on the rise, according to new data from the National Retail Federation. See how spending behaviors break down for K-12 and college students in a variety of categories.

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.

RedOwl reports $4.6 million in new financing

Baltimore data analysis firm RedOwl Analytics announced Tuesday it has raised $4.6 million in new capital from investors, including several San Francisco-...

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Surprise CPI fall rattles U.S. inflation bond market

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Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr

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Factbox: Sistema's business empire spans telecoms, oil, shops, hotels

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Shares in Russia's Sistema plunge with billionaire chairman under house arrest

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Deutsche Boerse stopped advertising to Chinese firms last year

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Allianz eyes sale options in Fireman's Fund revamp

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Wall St. climbs as expectations shift on Fed policy

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