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Father's Day shopping to pick up over weekend

...both departments, but she expected the biggest push to come this weekend.According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, shoppers this year are expected to spend an average $113.80 on gifts for dad, which is down slightly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-11/fathers-day
Mother's Day shopping more practical

...approach this year and opt instead for greeting cards, flowers, apparel and accessories, according to the National Retail Federation.Electronic purchases are expected to comprise a small percentage, about $1.7 billion, of the total...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-09/mothers-day
Local small business owners avoid taking credit cards, extra fees

...them another dollar," Capps said of his customers. "I would have to go up on my prices."According to the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, credit card swipe fees have tripled in the past decade, now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-14/local-small
Minimum wage, minimal results

...duties to remaining employees."It's simple math: If the cost of hiring goes up, hiring goes down," National Retail Federation President Matthew Shay said.Eventually, companies simply would pass along the increased costs to consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-02/minimum-wage-minimal-
Valentine's Day sales in Augusta not frozen by looming winter storm

...top the list as the most popular Valentine's Day purchases this year, according to a holiday survey by the National Retail Federation.The federation predicts, on average, that shoppers will spend about $133.91 on presents, with men spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-02-11/valentines-
U.S. appeals court upholds Fed's cap on 'swipe' fees

...bigger customer volume. The fees were typically based on a percentage of the purchase price.In addition to the National Retail Federation, the suit against the Fed was brought by the National Association of Convenience Stores; the National Restaurant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-21/us-appeals-court-upholds-f
Congress lets 55 tax breaks expire at year end, adding uncertainty for individuals, businesses

...ridiculous way to run our tax system," said Rachelle Bernstein, the vice president and tax counsel for the National Retail Federation. "It's impossible to plan when every year this happens, but yet business has gotten used to that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-30/congress-lets-55-tax-break
Consumers' big purchases lift hopes for US economy

...said.Many large chains and industry groups have issued gloomy reports on the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales during the four-day Thanksgiving Day weekend dropped 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-12/consumers-big-purchases-li
Jobs report to help show whether US economy is for real

...to several government and industry reports.Early reports on holiday shopping have been disappointing. The National Retail Federation said sales during Thanksgiving weekend - probably the most important stretch for retailers - fell for the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-05/jobs-report-help-show-whet
Crowds in Augusta lighter this Black Friday

...new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, he said."When the stores open, they'll come," he said.The National Retail Federation anticipated that 33 million shoppers, about 24 percent, started on their holiday shopping lists on Thanksgiving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-11-29/crowds-augu