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President Obama covered a wide range of issues with implications for retailers in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling for a controversial minimum wage increase but also promising action on tax reform, immigration, trade, infrastructure and other issues as he outlined steps to boost the economy, create jobs and yield “opportunity […]

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Whether it’s important policy updates, event news or emerging industry trends – if it’s happening in retail, NRF has covered it on Retail’s BIG Blog. Before we jump in to 2014, let’s look back at the hottest blog posts of the year. What Fortune’s “Best Retailers to Work For” have in common – Published in […]

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President Obama didn’t mention the word “retail” a single time in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But retailers could nonetheless be widely impacted by proposals put forth in the annual speech to Congress, ranging from promises to create jobs and grow the economy to a plan to increase the federal minimum wage […]

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In January, President Obama emphasized the role of retail in job creation during his State of the Union – and retailers heard the call to action loud and clear. As the industry closest to the consumer, it’s no surprise retailer and restaurant leaders are the first in line to facilitate an economic comeback. In recent […]

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The retail industry wasn’t forgotten as President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Talking about how government support of research that has led to new products like computers and GPS units, Obama said, “Just think of all the good jobs – from manufacturing to retail – that have come from […]

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