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COVID-19 may boost back-to-school spending

COVID-19 may boost back-to-school spending

WASHINGTON – Back-to-school spending may get a boost from the coronovirus this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Consumers are tentatively planning to spend a record amount as they buy laptops and computer accessories to prepare for the classes will take place online because

Back-to-School spending forecast to rise

Back-to-School spending forecast to rise

NEW YORK — Back-to-school spending is forecast to rise this season, according to recent surveys from the National Retail Federation and Deloitte LLC. Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average $687.72 each, for a total of $29.5 billion, an 8% increase from last year’s $27.3 billion, according to the