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Cutting back on back- to- school shopping

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) It's hard to believe it, but back- to- school shopping is just around the corner.

Americans are expected to spend less this year due to the slumping economy.

A survey from the National Retail Federation found families with kids in kindergarten through grade twelve will curb spending by 7.7 percent.

The overwhelming number of those surveyed said discount retailers will be their top back- to-school shopping destination.

And 44 percent said they'll get an early jump on shopping, hoping to take advantage of early promotions, and spread their spending out over a few weeks.

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