U.S. Congress


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

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...]

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...]

NRF: Extended Government Shutdown Could Affect Holiday Retail

Holiday 2015 Sales Report

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

Week in Review: Articles to Recall

Legendary model Lauren Hutton appears in Lucky Brands' Fall '13 ad campaign

New York—We learned a lot about luxury this week. LVMH and Kering, two of the largest luxurygoods conglomerates, reported their … [Read more...]

Expiring Trade Agreement Could Cost Jobs, Retailers Warn

U.S. Capitol

Arlington, VA–The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today joined the National Retail Federation (NRF) in urging the U.S. … [Read more...]

AAFA Urges Congress to Pass Trade Bill to Aid U.S. Manufacturers

U.S. Capitol

Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) joined a chorus of U.S. trade groups today urging Congress to … [Read more...]

NRF Asks Congress to Delay Health Care Reform Implementation

ACA

Washington–The National Retail Federation (NRF) today urged Congress and the Obama Administration to delay implementation of the … [Read more...]

NRF Recognizes 136 “Heroes” From U.S. Congress!

U.S. Congress

Washington—A list of 136 members of Congress recognized as “Heroes of Main Street”? A bipartisan list, no less, including 69 … [Read more...]