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Saturday August 30, 2014
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Karen Morgan, left, of Cumberland and children Mac Lindsay, 12, and Sabie Lindsay, 13, shop for school supplies at Wal-Mart in Scarborough. Morgan plans to spend $2,000 on a laptop for one child, plus hundreds more on class supplies, clothing and footwear.

This year’s back-to-school lesson? It’s gonna cost more

Among the reasons: Some students are asked to bring additional supplies, and parents want upgraded technology for their kids.

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Maine by the Numbers
A daily snapshot of the state's economy
Value of U.S. commercial and industrial loans 90 days or more past due
2nd quarter 2014
$1.10 billion
2nd quarter 2010
$3.23 billion
Source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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