President Obama

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...]

Week in Review: The 10 Online Articles Not to Miss

Holiday Shopping

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

U.S. Congress

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


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”

Port of Los Angeles

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

Fiscal Cliff

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

President Obama

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?

container ship

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

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike


Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

AAFA to Obama: Avert East Coast Port Strike

The port at Savannah, Ga., is one of dozens on the East Coast that would be affected should a strike occur on Dec. 29.

Alexandria, VA—While President Obama and Congress continue to haggle over a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff,” apparel, … [Read more...]

NRF to Obama: Intervene in Port Strike

Protesters picking at the Port of Los Angeles where a strike threatens to impede the off loading of merchandise retailers need, the NRF said.

Washington—With retailers facing the prospects of merchandise being held up due to the port strikes in Los Angeles and Long Beach, … [Read more...]