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| Economy
NRF welcomed an agreement on legislation that would combine funding for Affordable Care Act subsidies and addtional enrollment outreach with waivers from some ACA mandates.
| Economy, Trade, Supply Chain
NRF says in an op-ed that the United States should work to modernize NAFTA but should not withdraw from the agreement.
| Economy, Retail Sales
Retail sales in September increased 0.5 percent over August and were up 3.2 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exlcude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
| Economy
A storeowner from Massachusetts represented NRF at the White House as President Trump signed an executive order that would allow more small businesses to buy health insurance for their workers through federally sanctioned association health plans.
| Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
| Marketing, Connected Commerce
The National Retail Federation and Ascential PLC, parent company of the World Retail Congress, today announced a global partnership to bring together their long-standing, convening power around the world.
| Data Security
The National Retail Federation and EuroCommerce today announced an agreement to work together in developing a common approach on implementing new EU data protection regulations.
| Economy, Workforce
Retail industry employment saw a modest decline in September, decreasing 4,600 jobs from revised August figures, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
| Economy
NRF urged the House to approve the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, a move that would allow Congress to begin work on the nation's first comprehensive tax reform in three decades.
| Economy, Forecasts, Holiday Forecast
The National Retail Federation expectssales inNovember and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, toincrease between 3.6 and 4 percent