U.S. Congress


Retailers Applaud Introduction of The Marketplace, Internet Tax Freedom Act

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Washington—On Tuesday, the U. S. House of Representatives passed a permanent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which … [Read more...]

Retail “Champions” Sought for Capitol Hill Trip

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Washington—Ever want to meet your elected representatives to discuss your daily business challenges?The National Retail … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Adoption of PIN-Based Credit Cards

The U.K., Canada and other countries have been using more secure chip credit cards for years now. Why hasn't the U.S. caught up?

Washington—Once again, the retail industry urged the U.S. Congress to overhaul the nation’s fraud-prone credit and debit card … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Collaborative Approach to Reduce Cyber Fraud

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Washington—The National Retail Federation (NRF) today urged Congress to take a “comprehensive approach” as it contemplates a … [Read more...]

NRF Urges Transition to More Secure Credit, Debit Cards

The U.K., Canada and other countries have been using more secure chip credit cards for years now. Why hasn't the U.S. caught up?

Washington—With what may well prove to be the biggest cyber attack ever recently at Target, retailers are looking for ways to … [Read more...]

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...]

Consumer Confidence Takes a Dive Following Budget Crisis

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New York—The political stalemate that resulted in a U.S. government shutdown and a near default has had an impact far beyond the … [Read more...]

Report: Retail Store Traffic Decreases More Than 7% During Government Shutdown

The first U.S. government shutdown in 17 years lasted only 16 days but its impact continues, economists say.

Chicago—Think the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and battle over the debt ceiling stalemate is just some political ploy that has … [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

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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...]

NRF Survey: Congressional Gridlock to Stymie Holiday Shoppers?

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

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