Back-to-School Spending Expected to Increase

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    Thousands of North Texas children might already be thinking about the upcoming school year, and parents could be in for a rude awakening this back-to-school season.

    According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $8.4 billion this year.

    Each family, on average, will spend more than $200 on electronics alone. In total, they'll spend nearly $670.

    The number gets much higher for college students.