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  • House GOP chips away at Obamacare, voting to redefine full-time work

    Congressional Republicans renewed their assault Thursday on the Affordable Care Act, as the House passed legislation to redefine the law's definition of full-time work, a key detail that would affect how employers must provide health benefits to workers....
  • Holiday retail sales growth was better than expected

    A rebounding economy and big discounts encouraged Americans to spend more briskly in stores than expected during the winter holiday shopping season. Sales at 1,000 retail chains nationwide rose 4.6% to $270.1 billion in November and December,...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
  • New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare

    New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare
    Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement. After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
  • Holiday retail sales reach highest level since 2011, NRF says

    Holiday retail sales reach highest level since 2011, NRF says
    Retail sales for the 2014 holiday season rose 4 percent to $616.1 billion, slightly less than expected but still the strongest holiday results in three years, the National Retail Federation said today. December sales, meanwhile, fell by 4.6 percent, the...
  • December retail sales drop an unexpected 0.9% as consumers use caution

    December retail sales drop an unexpected 0.9% as consumers use caution
    Retail sales took an unexpected dip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gas prices and a better job market. In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the largest...
  • Holiday sales rise 4 percent, but December disappoints

    Holiday sales rise 4 percent, but December disappoints
    2014 holiday retail sales increased 4 percent from the previous year, marking a "successful" season, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday, but Commerce Department figures for December alone painted a less rosy picture. The retail federation...
  • Drop in December retail sales adds doubt to strength of U.S. economy

    Retail sales took an unexpected slip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gasoline prices and a better job market. In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the...
  • Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

     Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015
    The stars are aligning for a robust year in retail — but the spoils aren't likely to be shared equally. Decreasing unemployment, brightening consumer confidence and plummeting gas prices point to a boost in consumer spending in 2015 that should be...
  • Valentine's Day spending expected to reach a record $18.9 billion.

    Valentine's Day spending expected to reach a record $18.9 billion.
    Can't buy love? Tell that to the lovebirds expecting to shell out $18.9 billion for Valentine's Day, the most since the National Retail Federation began tracking the holiday 12 years ago. Though the proportion of Americans who say they celebrate...
  • Annapolis firm and Panasonic look to electronic shelf labels to revolutionize in-store shopping

    Annapolis firm and Panasonic look to electronic shelf labels to revolutionize in-store shopping
    The head of an Annapolis-based advertising firm that works with top consumer brands is betting the next breakthrough in electronics won't be in smart phones or televisions. Instead, Compass Marketing CEO John White believes the next frontier is the...