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Graduation Spending At 10-Year High

The new survey also says the average gift-giver will spend about $102.50 and will shop for two graduates.


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Consumers Plan To Spend More On Mom This Mother’s Day

According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend more than $21 billion for Mother’s Day.



3 On Your Side: Holiday Return Policy

You better pay attention to those return policies otherwise you could get stuck with a gift you don’t want.


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More Americans Than Ever Plan To Dress Up For Halloween

Americans will be shelling out major money for Halloween treats, decorations and costumes this year.


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Parents Of College Students Spending Hundreds On High Tech Gear For Their Kids

Wearable tech is the new must-have, according to Best Buy blueshirt Matthew McLane.


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Sorry, Dad: Father’s Day Ranked Smallest Of American Gift-giving Holidays

According to the organization, most people choose to mark the occasion with a simple greeting card – 64.1% pick paper over gifts.


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3 On Your Side: Halloween Costumes & Spending

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at Halloween by the numbers.


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School Supplies Expected To Hit The Shelves Earlier This Year

Many area schools have only been on summer break for a month, but back to school ads are already in full swing.


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3 On Your Side: Father’s Day Gift Suggestions

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. Have you picked out a card and gift yet? If not, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some ideas for last minute shoppers.


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3 On Your Side: Days Numbered For Tax-Free Online Shopping?

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, states are missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenue and now Congress is taking action to change that.


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Trade Group Forecasts Increase In Holiday Shopping

According to the National Retail Federation, spending is expected to increase this year during the holiday shopping season compared to last year.


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Retail Experts Expect Record Setting Sales Of Pet Costumes This Halloween

The National Retail Federation expects sales to jump nearly 20 percent from 2011. So what will your dog be for Halloween?


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Day After Christmas Means Another Busy Day For Shoppers And Retailers

Monday was the day after Christmas. That meant shoppers were packing the malls, cashing in on post-holiday bargains and returning those gifts that weren’t quite right.


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Last Minute Shoppers Rush To The Malls

If you’ve waited until the final days, the eve of Christmas, you’re likely considered a last minute shopper.


3 On Your Side: Halloween Spending Up This Year

There’s nothing spooky for retailers about their Halloween spending forecast. Americans are more willing to spend on tricks and treats this year than last, and 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that could provide stores some clues about the upcoming holiday season.