Back-to-school shopping rush begins for parents

Back-to-school supplies on store shelves.

July 22, 2013 4:53:07 PM PDT
Parents are surfing the Internet for deals on back-to-school shopping--with many children headed back to class in just a few weeks.

According to the National Retail Federation, families with school-aged children will spend about $635 on shoes, clothes, supplies and electronics in 2013. That's about $50 fewer than last year.

Nationwide, back-to-school spending is expected to top $26 billion this year.