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Arctic Blast May Chill Post Holiday Sales


New York—It’s not only millions of Americans who are filling the chill from the polar vortex. U.S. retailers who have felt the … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: August Retail Sales Rise on Gas, Auto Costs

August 2012 Retail Sales

Washington--U.S. retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9% to $406.7 billion in August as spending rose sharply on autos and … [Read more...]

NRF: Swipe Fee Cut Will Save Retailers and Consumers Billions

Debit Cards

Washington--Retailers and their shoppers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card … [Read more...]

Commerce Department: June Sales Flat


Washington—In what has been called the “poorest performance” since July 2010, total sales at U.S. retailers rose only 0.1% to … [Read more...]

NRF: Proposed Debit Card Swipe Fee Regulations to Help Retailers

Debit Cards

Washington–New proposed limits on debit card swipe fees would result in lower costs for retailers and even discounted prices for … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept Reports Consumer Spending Increased in May

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Washington—Consumer spending—a key growth engine for the U.S. economy--edged up in May after being flat in April but still hitting … [Read more...]