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Pence: ‘Congress needs to step up’ to help retailers

Vice President Mike Pence praised the retail industry’s contributions to the economy as he spoke before merchants from across the nation at NRF’s annual Retail Advocates Summit, and pledged to help pass pro-growth initiatives on issues from Obamacare repeal to tax reform. “I want to assure you that our president knows as retail goes, so goes America,” Pence told retailers in remarks carried live on CNN and MSNBC. “Our administration is focused on the issues that…  » Read more

Retail jobs exceed growth expectations during June

Retail industry employment turned a corner in June, gaining 7,400 jobs over May, the National Retail Federation reported. The retail numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 222,000 jobs in June, far exceeding growth expectations for the month. “The gain in June shows that the industry is still very much meeting the demands of consumers and households,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “While one month does not…  » Read more