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Reduce, Reuse, Return to School | The Huffington Post

Tue August 6, 2013

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The back-to-school season isn't exactly a holiday -- for many students, the end of summer feels like quite the opposite -- but in terms of commercial activity, the back-to-school shopping season is second only to the winter holidays in total spending. In 2012, U.S. families spent $83.8 billion dollars on back-to-school shopping, and while the 2013 figures are projected to be slightly less, there's no doubt that July and August are major shopping months.

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