U.S. Congress


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 2014 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...]

NRF Backs Legislation for “Sales Tax Fairness” for Online Retail

Internet Sales Taxes?

Washington—The National Retail Federation (NRF) today welcomed the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act, saying that the … [Read more...]

January Comp Sales Rise, Easily Beating Forecasts

JANretail

New York—Whether it was the U.S. Congress finally averting the so-called fiscal cliff in early January, a spate of Arctic cold … [Read more...]