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Economy
Lower energy costs, rising home equity, job and income gains and increased buying power from the stronger U.S. dollar will all continue to positively contribute to greater consumer spending ability — a key factor for further economic gains.
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Economy
Late winter and early spring weather patterns look similar to last year. But this season's economic factors are substantially different and provide a stronger foundation for consumer spending in the months ahead.
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Economy
The economy is recovering but continues to be characterized by fits and starts and highs and lows. Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz remains optimistic about overall growth for the retail industry in 2015.
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Economy
The lifecycle of business — referred to as business dynamism — is a key driver of innovation and growth in the U.S. economy.
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Economy
Retail sales are expected to get back on track after weak pace set earlier this year.
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Economy
After several years of softness, there now seems to be an uptick in inflationary pressure. With the May Consumer Price Index release, prices have accelerated three straight months.
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Economy
While many believe that larger firms are the most important factor when it comes to driving economic growth, small businesses contribute more than their fair share.  
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Economy
Retail industry employment is expected to increase by more than 1 million jobs over the next decade. In the latest Monthly Economic Review, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz explains why the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Outlook report is an important benchmark for economists, retailers, policymakers and the public when developing budgets, plans or sales projections.
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Consumer Trends
NRF’s Chief Economist explains how stocks and bonds and housing prices influence consumer spending.
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Economy
2013 was a challenging year for retailers that concluded with one of the most interesting holiday seasons on record. Looking ahead in 2014, the economic outlook
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