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NRF Asks Obama to Intervene in West Coast Port Talks

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Washington--A coalition led by the National Retail Federation (NRF) is asking President Obama to get involved in the contract … [Read more...]

Retailers Hail Supreme Court Decision on NLRB Appointments

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Washington—The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Support Expanded Imports in Sub-Saharan Africa

Left to Right: ACTIF Chairman Jaswinder Bedi, USAID Principal Advisor for Africa Oren Whyche-Shaw, and AAFA Executive Vice President Steve Lamar shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding.

Washington—Building on the momentum of President Obama's Trade Africa initiative, a new trade alliance will promote Africa as a … [Read more...]

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

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

Week in Review: The 10 Online Articles Not to Miss

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New York—As it has in almost every media outlet, the U.S. government shutdown—and the impending deadline for the debt … [Read more...]

Retailers to Congress: End the Shutdown

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

Retailers Welcome Obama’s Anti-“Patent Trolls” Measures

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Washington—The Obama Administration’s efforts to curtail “patent trolls,” which often target retail businesses, is being applauded … [Read more...]

Clock Ticks Toward Possible “Container Cliff”

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Washington—Federal mediators have been meeting this week with the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) and the United … [Read more...]

Inauguration 2013: Accessories Get Sworn In

Michelle Obama wore a Thom Brown coat and a bejeweled belt from J.Crew

Washington--As always, the presidential inauguration was as much a fashion spectacle as a political one. First lady Michelle Obama … [Read more...]

NRF Applauds “Fiscal Cliff” Legislation

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Washington—As Americans breathe a collective sigh of relief as the legislation passed Tuesday to avert the so-called "fiscal … [Read more...]

Obama Faces “Container Cliff” Pressure, Too

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Washington--The pressure is on President Obama not only regarding the impending fiscal cliff, but also the so-called "container … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

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Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]