Matthew Shay


Retail Added 37,600 Jobs in October

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Washington—Everyone it seems had been expecting the worst: economists, analysts, retailers etc. Thanks to the gridlock in … [Read more...]

(Excluding Cars, Clothes) September Retail Sales Edged Up

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Washington—Except for drops in sales of automobiles—and clothing and accessories, retail sales in September edged up, though not … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Remember Online Articles

Retail Fixer: Burberry CEO Angela Adrendts soon to head Apple's retail division

New York—“The epicenter of stupidity”…that’s how outspoken L Brands chairman Leslie Wexner referred to Washington, specifically … [Read more...]

Retail, Business Leaders Decry Congress’ Actions in U.S. Budget Gridlock

Debt Crisis

Washington—President Obama today took Congress to task over its 11th hour resolution of the government shutdown and lifting the … [Read more...]

NRF Survey: Congressional Gridlock to Stymie Holiday Shoppers?

Debit Ceiling Crisis

Washington–It appears that the proposed bipartisan settlement the U.S. Congress is considering today to avoid default will be … [Read more...]

Retailers to Congress: End the Shutdown

U.S. Congress

Washington—With the political stalemate in Washington entering another week, business leaders from Wall Street and the Dow Jones … [Read more...]

NRF: Extended Government Shutdown Could Affect Holiday Retail

Holiday 2013 Sales Report

Washington—While the National Retail Federation (NRF) today issued its holiday sales forecast, NRF executives emphasized that a … [Read more...]

Economic Worries Spook Consumer Spending for Halloween?

Halloween Costumes

Washington—With major retailers slated to begin their holiday sales campaigns before Halloween this year, those plans could be … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: August Retail Sales Sluggish

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Washington—Given how the vast majority of retailers lowered their third and fourth quarter forecasts during recent earnings … [Read more...]

NRF: Early Promotions Resonate with Back-to-School Shoppers

Back to School Shopping

Washington–As many retailers report their second quarter earnings this week, they often give status updates on their third … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: July Retail Increases The Largest Since December 2012

Back to School

Washington—Retail sales edged up in July helped by increases in clothing and general merchandise stores, the U.S. Department of … [Read more...]

NRF: Back-to-School Sales Unlikely to Make the Grade Seen in 2012

Macy's Back-to-School promotions are already in full swing

Washington—Back-to-school sales benefitted last year from pent-up demand so much so that this year parents may not have to buy as … [Read more...]