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Broad Merchant Coalition Urges Passage of Comprehensive Breach Notification Legislation

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Washington—The next Congress, one dominated by the Republican Party in both houses, already has some items on their agenda—at the urging of the nation’s retailers. A broad coalition of national and state associations representing retailers and other merchants sent a letter today to congressional leaders calling for federal legislation to …

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

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Chicago—Think the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and battle over the debt ceiling stalemate is just some political ploy that has little meaning in the “real” world? Think again: the gridlock has had a measureable impact at retail. According to ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, total retail store shopper …

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Week in Review: 10 Must-Remember Online Articles

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New York—“The epicenter of stupidity”…that’s how outspoken L Brands chairman Leslie Wexner referred to Washington, specifically Capitol Hill, this week during the nerve-wracking hours leading up to a temporary debt ceiling solution. Like many retailers and business leaders, Wexner is concerned about how the political gridlock and its subsequent effects …

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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 debt ceiling, issues that could have spun the United States into default and wrecked havoc with the international economy. “Probably nothing has done more damage to America’s credibility in the world, …

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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 welcome relief to the nation’s retailers—not to mention U.S. citizens, stock markets, and other nations of the world. In its annual holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the …