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Spring’s arrival late in April gave retail sales a light boost as Americans emerged from hibernation to spend on cars, gardening goods and building supplies. From March to April, sales rose a slight 0.1% after declining a revised 0.5% from...
WASHINGTON – An eagerly awaited immigration overhaul from a bipartisan group of senators arrived early Wednesday, an 844-page bill that both the political left and right now see as the best chance in decades to achieve fix a broken immigration...
Bargaining units for a clerical workers' union rejected a tentative labor agreement this week that that ended an eight-day strike that shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach late last year. The tentative contract, announced Dec. 4, intially...
The National Retail Federation is applauding a tentative contract agreement between the union that represents 14 East Coast and Gulf coast seaports and an alliance of shipping lines, terminal operators and port associations. The Federal Mediation and...
The nation's retailers are among those most relieved that the 8-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is over. Although the movement of goods to the U.S. from Asia for the holiday season had been largely completed weeks ago, the...
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This post has been updated. See below for details.Economic prognosticators spent the end of 2012 fretting about looming spending cuts and toxic tax increases. Consumers, however, spent it shopping. Retail sales across the nation rose 0.5% to $415.7 billion in December as Americans put fiscal cliff...
Big, round numbers always get people's attention. Numbers such as $1 billion, which has been bandied about as the economic loss per day nationally from the eight-day strike that shut down most of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. That figure...
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of record sales over the Black Friday weekend, the White House warned that automatic federal tax increases set for next year could hurt the rest of the holiday shopping season and would likely crimp consumer spending by about...
The labor contract covering more than 15,000 dockworkers at 14 Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast ports has been extended for 30 more days, heading off a strike that could have begun as early as Sunday. George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation...
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show What makes great presidents; President Obama’s study of his greatest predecessors. (N)...
FrameworkThe annual rush to shop this holiday season got underway in earnest Thanksgiving as retailers began early putting out their Black Friday specials and crowds showed up to check out the bargains....
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