National Retail Federation
U.S. Retail Sales End Year With 0.6% Increase
Sales picked up momentum after a slow start to the holiday season, bringing the gain for all of 2016 to 3.3%.
Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Drops 3.5%
The number of shoppers over the four-day weekend hit a record 154 million but steep discounts put a dent in the average spend.
Court Blocks Obama’s Expansion of Overtime
The Labor Department exceeded its authority in raising the minimum salary level for overtime eligibility, a Texas judge rules.
U.S. Doubles Threshold for Overtime Eligibility
The Obama administration says its new overtime rule will strengthen the middle class but a business group calls it a "career killer."
Holiday Sales Growth Will Slow This Year
The National Retail Federation said that holiday sales should increase 3.7%, to $630.5 billion, this year, a deceleration from 2014's growth.
Retail CFOs See More Good Times Ahead
Finance chiefs at retail companies forecast 3.9% sales growth this year, driven by lower fuel prices and unemployment.