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  • Shop smart for back-to-school supplies

    Shop smart for back-to-school supplies
    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....
  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

    Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push
    Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. In a blow to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Americans to spend $7 billion less on dads than moms this year

    Americans to spend $7 billion less on dads than moms this year
    Father's Day, the smallest of the American gift-giving holidays, is expected to bring in just $12.5 billion this year -- a "blip on the retail sales radar," the National Retail Federation said. Mother’s Day spending, by comparison, was estimated...
  • Appeal To Retailers: Check Guns At The Door

    Appeal To Retailers: Check Guns At The Door
    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...
  • 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...
  • House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
  • Make mom happy without going broke

    Sorry moms. We've got some bad news as your big day of the year approaches. The typical American will spend $162.94 on mom this year for Mother's Day, down 3.6 percent from 2013, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation. And...
  • Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing

    Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half. The gauge from the Commerce Department surged 1.1% last month from February in its biggest leap since September 2012. Sales...