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Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade groups are joining the chorus urging President Obama to intervene in what should be a strike affecting all East Coast ports. Although another round of talks are scheduled this week between International Longshoremen’s …

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Study: Retail Crime, Shoplifting Continue to Rise

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Arlington, VA–Retailers are reporting increases in shoplifting by organized rings and individuals and much of the stolen merchandise shows up for resell online. The 2011 Crime Trends and Leading Practices Survey, released today by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), found that retailers reported the most significant increases in retail …

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NRF: Swipe Fee Cut Will Save Retailers and Consumers Billions

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Washington–Retailers and their shoppers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card swipe fees roughly in half take effect this weekend, the National Retail Federation said today. “Retailers across the nation are developing a wide range of innovative ways to pass these savings along to …