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  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals
    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as teammates with the U.S. national team.
  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts
    Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...

    Back-to-school shopping: Parents say they'll spend less this year

    Back-to-school shopping: Parents say they'll spend less this year
    Shopping for a K-12 student is still an expensive proposition, but parents this year are planning to trim their spending and focus on necessities, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The average expenditure for apparel, shoes,...

    Microsoft cuts Surface Pro by $100 for back-to-school promotion

    Microsoft cuts Surface Pro by $100 for back-to-school promotion
    Hopping on the wave of back-to-schools specials, Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech company is selling the Surface Pro, a tablet capable of running a full version of its Windows 8 operating...

    Retail sales miss forecasts in July, raise back-to-school worries

    Retail sales miss forecasts in July, raise back-to-school worries
    Retail sales for July missed expectations as discounters and teen apparel stores struggled, causing Wall Street to fret about the fate of back-to-school shopping. A monthly gauge of same-store sales from Thomson Reuters found 4.2% growth from a year...