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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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T. Rowe Price to remain in downtown Baltimore through 2027

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T. Rowe Price invests in Redfin

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T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter

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SEC suspends trading of MuniMae over late, missing filings

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Legg Mason Inc. to incur about $20 million in costs over six months

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Asian stocks tumble as China anxiety saps confidence

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UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

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Investors team up to find path through risky dark pools

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Central banks inflating 'elevated' asset prices: BIS

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Growing foreign fund influence a risk for emerging markets: BIS

LONDON (Reuters) - The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging...

Brazil prosecutor seeks to freeze $641 mln in Batista's assets

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Eike Batista,...

Bosses charged with rebuilding Portugal's BES bank quit after two months

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Factbox : Rule tweak may see Alibaba enter MSCI Global indexes

(Reuters) - Stock index provider MSCI Inc is considering changing its rules that could allow shares...

Exclusive: MSCI global indices may include Alibaba after investor queries

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Labor pension adviser CtW seeks details from Walgreen

BOSTON (Reuters) - CtW Investment Group, an adviser to union pension funds, called on Walgreen Co...

Wall St. declines with energy, ends five-week string of gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Friday as energy shares extended their recent slide,...

Darden posts loss amid growing pressure from investor Starboard

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EBay dismisses talk of Google stake

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Bitcoin gets boost as U.S. watchdog approves first swap

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Exclusive: Wall Street watchdog to pick insider as arbitration head - source

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Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state 

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OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash 

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Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million 

Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to...

Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances 

The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to...