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Back to School

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  • Back-to-school sales expected to be down slightly from last year

     
    The all-important back-to-school shopping season is threatening to slow the retail industry's recent momentum. As retailers roll out fresh back-to-school merchandise and tout early deals, a "shadow of insecurity" tied to the nation's slow economic...
  • Lakers blog profile: phred phredington explains why being a Lakers fan is 'all about the love'

     
    This is the 26th post in a series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers blog community. Feel free to send submissions to mgmedin@gmail.com phred’s Profile: IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE and (phred Has To Say It Is A Good Life,...
  • Obama's back-to-school speech 2.0: It's not about smarts but hard work

     
    In address carried into thousands of schools, the Democrat tells about a time in high school when he let his grades slip....
  • Retail Roundup: Monthly sales, H&M's latest collaboration, Borders partners with Build-A-Bear, Costco condemns veal supplier

     
    Retail sales Retailers posted surprisingly solid August sales numbers thanks to heavy discounts during the back-to-school season, which drove healthy levels of traffic and sales. Tax-free holidays that were held in several states in August provided an...
  • Sears, Kmart increase celebrity presence for back-to-school

     
    This year's back-to-school season is expected to be cutthroat, as retailers vie for limited consumer dollars by rolling out promotions and new brands. At Sears and Kmart stores, expect to see more famous faces in the stores' advertising and marketing........
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  • Shopping: Madonna's got new material

    Shopping: Madonna's got new material
    Macy's is betting on its lucky stars that young women will be hung up on its Material Girl collection. In time for back-to-school shopping, Macy's is pulling out all the stops for the launch on Tuesday of its Material Girl collaboration with music icon...
  • Dorm food gets schooled

    Dorm food gets schooled
    Duck confit, pancetta-wrapped quail, butter-poached lobster tails, fried zucchini blossoms -- not exactly how most collegians are expecting to dine when they head back to their school dormitories this fall. But those are some of the dishes that may...
  • You say concussion, I say brain injury. Let's call the whole thing serious

     
    The terms concussion and mild traumatic brain injury pretty much mean the same thing. But which term a parent hears from the doctor makes a big difference in the seriousness with which the injury is treated, a new study finds.......
  • Families camp out overnight on skid row for school clothes giveaway

     
    Six months ago, Maria Aguilar gathered up her three children and left the man who for years had physically abused her. Now, she says, she doesn't have the money to buy new school clothes or shoes for her children. But......
  • Thousands of children get shoes, clothing at giveaway

     
    Thousands of underprivileged children and their parents stood in line today for the annual giveaway of shoes, clothing and school supplies at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Organizers said they served about 5,000 people, giving away at.....