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Jill Courtney, right, shops for school supplies for her sons, Will, left, and Reid, not seen, at a Target store in St. Joseph, Mo. The National Retail Federation, the nation�s largest retail industry trade organization, expects the average family with children from kindergarten through grade 12 will spend $669.28 on clothing, shoes, supplies and electronics for the back-to-school season, up 5 percent from $634.78 last year. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz)