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  • Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year

    Families expected to spend more on back-to-school this year
    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.
  • Retailers rush to import goods, fearing work stoppage at U.S. ports

    Retailers rush to import goods, fearing work stoppage at U.S. ports
    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...

    Organized retail theft costs stores and shoppers

    Organized retail theft costs stores and shoppers
    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...

    The mother of all Father's Day Gifts

    Dads, our numbers are in, and I have to say, they're not looking good. For 2014, the National Retail Federation finds that the average spending on Father's Day gifts will be $113.80, a drop of more than $6 from last year. Even more disturbing is the fact...

    Ports stalemate could hit economic output for $50 billion, study says

    Ports stalemate could hit economic output for $50 billion, study says
    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...