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Tens of millions of American jobs depend on the retail industry. Retail helps drive our economy, and NRF exists to serve retail and help it grow.

Policy Agenda

Retailers using technology to create jobs and serve customers should be protected against "patent trolls."
NRF is urging Congress to pass legislation requiring online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores.
Retailers are making significant investments in technology to protect customers from fraud and data theft.
With few of the credits and deductions that ease other industries’ tax burdens, retailers pay the highest taxes of any industry.
NRF wants true health care reform that makes coverage more accessible by making it more affordable.
Credit and debit card swipe fees cost retailers and their customers $30 billion each year.

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Fair Patent Laws

Retailers using the latest technology to create jobs, grow the economy and serve their customers should be protected against frivolous lawsuits over obscure patents. Congress needs to address “patent trolls” – firms that buy patents for things they didn’t invent, then threaten to sue innocent companies unless they pay a licensing fee.

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