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Boosting OT: Obama calls for broader coverage

...few workers would actually see more take-home pay," David French, a senior vice president at the National Retail Federation, said. "There simply isn't any magic pot of money that lets employers pay more just because the government...
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Battle for holiday shoppers heats up as in stores.Holiday sales are expected to rise 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, according to The National Retail Federation. Of that, about $78.7 billion is expected to be online, up 15 percent from last year, according to Forrester...
Juneau shoppers waited, bought much

...businesses because customers will not return or exchange gift cards after Christmas, she said. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $18.48 billion on gift cards this holiday season, up 6.6 percent from a year ago...
Cyber Monday cheats everyone

...story worth telling.Last year, Americans spent more than $1 billion shopping online on Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation predicts this holiday season, 36 percent of all purchases will be made online. But too many of these purchases...
Juneau gets serious about shopping

...Fred Meyer ventured to guess that sales this year will be higher than those of the previous two years. The National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, expects holiday sales nationwide to increase by 5.7 percent this year over...
Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

...structure in place in the states that treats all retail the same," said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. "Small retailers are collecting (sales tax) on the first dollar of any sale they make, and it's only...
A level playing field could mean a $23 billion annual cash boost

...other brick-and-mortar retailers the level playing field they deserve.? Shay is president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association.
PRO: Don't let them kill reform

...economy, it's too late for banks to be angling for a do-over now. Congress should stand by last year's vote and not let banks steal swipe fee reform form away. ? Shay is the president and CEO of the National Retail Federation.
Monthly surcharges on debit cards gouge unwary consumers

...industry continues to seek political cover.? Duncan is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Retail Federation (, the world's largest retail trade association whose global membership includes more than...
Will frugality go out the window on Black Friday?

...payments and credit cards as a percentage of their income. This frees up more cash for holiday shopping.The National Retail Federation projects 2011 holiday sales will rise 2.8 percent from 2010. A recent Gallup poll estimated 3 to 4 percent...


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