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February 23, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
The National Retail Federation today called on the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports proposed by the ILA.
February 22, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Tax Returns, Holidays & Seasonal
A record low number of Americans will spend their tax returns this year while the second-highest number on record will put the money into savings, according to the annual tax return survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
February 21, 2017 | Economy
NRF is asking the Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court ruling that struck down a controversial settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard's credit card swipe fees.
February 16, 2017 | Economy, Workforce
NRF says the next head of the Department of Labor should return the agency to its proper role as an impartial arbiter of labor-management issues rather than a promoter of the labor agenda and union membership.
February 14, 2017 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation today urged the Senate to approve CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder as labor secretary as the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee prepares for a confirmation hearing on Thursday.
February 13, 2017 | Economy, Workforce
TheNational Council of Chain Restaurantsurges the Senate to move quickly to confirm CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder as secretary of labor, saying he would work to balance the interests of employers and employees.

February 9, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Imports are expected to increase 4.6 percent during the first half of 2017, according to the Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
February 8, 2017 | Economy, Forecasts, Annual Forecast
The National Retail Federation released its economic forecast for 2017, projecting that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, will grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 8 and 12 percent.
February 6, 2017 | Talent Development, Recruiting, Career Development
For the fifth consecutive year University of Phoenix® and the National Retail Federation are collaborating to offer the Dream BIG Scholarship Program to support the dreams of the next generation of retail leaders.
February 1, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Valentine's Day
After a decade-long increase in Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.