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Shoppers at Aventura shopping mall in Miami.

Financial

Retailers See October Sales Boost as Prices Rise

Even with slightly higher prices, specialty, department and online stores saw sales improve as they head into holiday.

clock November 15, 2017Kali Hays

Speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald J Trump and House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin BradyHouse Republicans meet with Donald Trump on proposed tax plan, Washington DC, USA - 02 Nov 2017President of the United States Donald J Trump, flanked by Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, left, and United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas, right, speaks with reporters about his proposed tax reform plan in the cabinet room during a meeting with congressional republicans at the White House.

Government and Trade

Retail Industry Applauds Trump’s Business-Friendly Tax Plan

With the lowest corporate tax rate in decades on the table, retail groups are backing the new bill.

clock November 3, 2017Kali Hays

Holiday shoppers at the Mall of America.

Retail

Happy Days: NRF Sees 3.6 to 4 Percent Holiday Sales Rise

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have made retail forecasting this year more challenging.

clock October 3, 2017David Moin

Donald J. Trump, Josh Gottheimer, Tom Reed and Stephanie MurphyUS President Donald J. Trump meets with a bipartisan group of congress on tax reform, Washington, USA - 13 Sep 2017US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) with Democratic Representative from New Jersey Josh Gottheimer (L), Republican Representative from New York Tom Reed (C), Democratic Representative from Florida Stephanie Murphy (2-R) and Democratic Representative from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema (R), delivers remarks during a bipartisan meeting of US representatives on tax reform in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 September 2017.

Government and Trade

Retailers Backing Trump’s Business Focused Tax Reform Proposal

Corporate tax rates could be cut to their lowest rate in nearly 80 years, but Democratic lawmakers aren’t pleased.

clock September 27, 2017Kali Hays

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China's laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology at The White House in Washington, DC,. Pictured from left to right is US Representative Darrell Issa (Republican of California), US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Us Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.Trump Remarks at Signing of Memorandum on China Trade, Washington DC, USA - 14 Aug 2017

Government and Trade

Retailers Aiming for ‘Update’ of NAFTA as Negotiations Continue

The NRF is open to changes, as long as the deal remains in place.

clock September 22, 2017Kali Hays

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8871393a)Carley Davis from Flint, Michigan does some shopping during Macy's Backstage grand opening at the Fairlane Town Center, in Dearborn, Mich. Macy's is opening Macy's Backstage stores, within a store, across the country designed for the savvy and cost conscious shopperMacy's Backstage Fairlane Town Center Grand Opening, Dearborn, USA - 17 Jun 2017

Financial

Fashion Faces a Still-Uncertain Second Half

The NRF cut its forecast for 2017 while executives generally acknowledged a murky future at the Goldman Sachs retail conference.

clock September 7, 2017Evan Clark and David Moin

Retail

NRF Revises 2017 Sales Forecast Downward

Low single-digit gains on average for retailers in 2017 seen by the NRF and retail experts.

clock September 7, 2017David Moin

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Government and Trade

Specialty, Department Stores Slash 3K Jobs in August

The numbers were not affected by Hurricane Harvey, but that could change this month.

clock September 1, 2017Kali Hays

Retail

NRF Says Retail Is Not Dying

The trade organization says government statistics are misleading and not comprehensive and that retailing continues to grow.

clock August 23, 2017David Moin

President Donald Trump looks away as he listens to a questions from members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, in New YorkTrump, New York, USA - 15 Aug 2017

Government and Trade

What to Watch: Trump Presidency and Trade

Taxes, trade and a protesting public are mainstays of the Trump administration so far.

clock August 22, 2017Kali Hays

Markets

Students Have Their Day on HSN With Winning Handbag

A stylish and highly functional handbag won the NRF Foundation student contest.

clock August 4, 2017David Moin

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Retail

NRF Says Gov’t Count on Retail Jobs Falls Short

The NRF is in talks with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to rethink how retail jobs are counted.

clock August 1, 2017David Moin

United States President Donald J. Trump (left) participates in an American Technology Council roundtable with corporate and eduction leaders including Microsoft CEO Satya Narayan (center) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (right).White House tech summit, Washington DC, USA - 19 Jun 2017

Government and Trade

Retail Spending More to Lobby Trump Administration

Issues abound with the new administration and retailers are paying for a voice.

clock July 25, 2017Kali Hays

Retail

Terry J. Lundgren Elected NRF Chairman, Again

Mindy Grossman steps down as NRF chairman after serving for less than a year.

clock July 19, 2017David Moin

Retail

VP Pence to NRF: Tax Cuts, Infrastructure Improvements Coming

The vice president outlined the administration’s agenda for tax cuts, tax code revision and infrastructure upgrades.

clock July 18, 2017David Moin

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