Physical stores still bringing in business

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The brick-and-mortar stores are still alive this back-to-school season.

The Deloitte survey says parents will spend an average of 273 dollars in the store and 109 dollars online.

The parents will spend the most on computers and less on clothing and school supplies.

Progressive is looking to raise car insurance rates on older drivers.

So far the proposal is just in the state of Maine as each state has its own insurance rules and regulations.

Lawmakers there are looking at changing the law so that rates aren’t set just by age.

Some kinds of jobs may help protect your brain from Alzheimers.

The University of Wisconsin Alzheimers Research Center says brain-challenging jobs, especially ones focused on people, may help shield a person’s mind against the ravages of age-related dementia.

The jobs that had the most social interactions seemed to be the best at preventing Alzheimers.

And you’ve had a whole year to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

If you’ve been busy or putting it off because upgrading is a pain, there are still five days left. The free offer expires on July 29; after that it will cost $119 to upgrade.

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