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Getting Smarter, Retailers Beat Expectations

Despite heat waves, penny-pinching parents and a weak job market, stores posted generally solid sales in August. They benefited from a sharper focus on inventory control, giving locals stores more say in merchandising and by using well-timed promotions.

August Retail Sales: Expect a Mixed Bag

Despite the searing weather and a lukewarm economic recovery, major merchants are expected to report growing retail sales in their August tallies on Thursday

Retail Earnings: Summer Slowdown Will Roll Into Fall

After a stronger-than-expected spring, the doldrums have hit summer harder than usual. Merchants' second-quarter reports were shot through with disappointment over the slow economic recovery and a sense that retailers will have to work hard to boost sales the rest of 2010.

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Free back to school 2010 supplies

Get free back-to-school supplies for the 2010-11 school year through Vista Print, which continues to be generous with its free offers.You pay a few...

Retail Sales Need a
Back-to-School Cram Session

For retailers, this year's back-to-school shopping season is scraping by with a B-minus at midterm. But with some big weeks still to come, there's hope that this year's results will be positive.

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Buy any backpack from Staples and get 100% of the cost back in the form of a Staples gift card now until July 31, 2010. There are a lot of great back...

Back-to-School Spending: Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

Sales for this year's back-to-school season look like they're likely to surpass that of 2007 -- before the recession took hold -- according to a new survey. But don't cheer yet -- consumers still feel pressured financially and remain very cautious about spending in general.