| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The National Retail Federation named Sen. Mark Warner its Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.
Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay said the group particularly appreciated Warner's work on data and...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Anyone who has been to their local Target or Wal-Mart lately knows that back-to-school shopping season has begun. Just as with the holiday shopping season, the $75 billion industry that is back-to-school and college has crept up on the calendar....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:16 AM
The National Retail Federation named Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., as its Legislators of the Year.
The awards presentation was made during the Retail Advocates Summit, according to a news release.
“We thank Sen. Warner...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions with its franchisees who operate roughly 90 percent of its restaurants, according to the National Labor Relations Board.
The decision, discussed Tuesday with McDonald’s and parties, is...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:43 PM
When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its requirement that large employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty seemed to many supporters a key pillar of the effort to guarantee health coverage to Americans.
Four years later and after...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Failure to reach a new labor contract for nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports could cause far-reaching disruptions to factory jobs, import prices and even holiday gift-buying habits.
So says a new report from the National Assn. of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Retailers are rushing goods into the nation's ports, fearful labor strife may arrive on the docks and affect the busy holiday season, a trade group said.
The powerful longshoremen’s union is negotiating a new contract for its nearly 20,000...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's no secret that we Americans can be a nation of dim-bulbs when it comes to spending our money, which we so often do in breathtakingly stupid ways. During 2012, for example, we spent $11.8 billion -- yes, billion with a "b" -- on bottled water. That...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Can moral suasion — in the absence of tougher statutory controls — help to quell the incidents of gun violence that continue to plague this country?
That's the hope of Connecticut's congressional delegation. The lawmakers are urging...
| Jun 13, 2014
Organized retail crime — not just your run-of-the-mill-shoplifter — has hit almost every store in the past year, experts say.
Nearly 90 percent of retailers have been victims of organized retail crime, the National Retail Federation found in...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Mother's Day is 100 years old Sunday. Anna Jarvis, the woman credited for its establishment, would be horrified.
Jarvis' idea had plenty of historical precedent. The honoring of mothers in some form or another can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and...