LISTEN: Why the sales tax holiday for school supplies is important

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Shoppers peruse notebooks and other back-to-school items in a Wal-Mart store July 28, 2003 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Photo credit Tim Boyle/Getty Images

On this week's In Depth podcast, we discuss the importance of the sales tax holiday for school related items and speak with a parent, teacher, and education reporter about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting the cost of the most essential items.

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