In this July 27, 2015, photo, Sofia Harrison, 15, right, and some of her friends browse clothing at a shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y. Teens aren’t roaming around at the mall for kicks during back-to-school. They’re researching the looks they want online and follow popular hashtags on social media so they can piece together looks before they get there. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Teens are shopping more like their parents

Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that’s putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them.

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at  a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China

World stock markets plunged and Wall Street was due to suffer heavy losses on Monday after China’s main index sank 8.5 percent amid fears over the health of the world’s second-largest economy.