Report: Back-to-school shoppers spending more

Back-to-school shoppers are spending more money this year, according to a survey by the Wall Street Journal. The report says on average, a family of four

NORWALK - Back-to-school shoppers are spending more money this year, according to a survey by the Wall Street Journal. 

The report says on average, a family of four is spending about $60 more than last year, bringing their total to about $550. 

Some shoppers at the Wal-Mart on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk agree that they are upping their spending this year. Wal-Mart says sales are up and is expecting back-to-school sales to jump 16 percent compared to last year. 

Many stores say they're offering big discounts hoping to encourage shoppers.

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