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Deliveries improve for FedEx, UPS

...check. The forecast does not provide an actual dollar figure.The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, had previously said it expects sales for the season ? November and December ? to rise 4.1 percent to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/deliveries-improve-fedex-u
Wal-Mart to offer free shipping on top holiday items

...accounts for about 20 percent of retail industry's annual sales. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts a 4.1 percent sales increase to $616.9 billion for November and December from last year. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-31/wal-mart-offer-free-shippi
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

...accounts for about 20 percent of retail industry's annual sales. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts a 4.1 percent sales increase to $616.9 billion for November and December from last year. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-30/wal-mart-tests-matching-pr
Women-owned firms growing quickest in Georgia

...the real estate, finance and insurance and wholesale trade sectors but are still lagging in educational services and retail/trade."I think there are a couple of reasons that contribute to this trend," said Sue Parr, the president and CEO of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-23/women-owned
Holiday hiring in full swing

...from October to December over the past two years.In 2012, there were 1,600 positions added to wholesale trade, retail trade and transportation and warehousing during those three months. Last year, that number rose by 100 to 1,700 jobs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-10/holiday-hir
Local small business owners avoid taking credit cards, extra fees

...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 costing merchants an estimated $30 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-14/local-small
Augusta metro unemployment down to 7.2 percent

...dropped primarily because 1,600 more Augusta residents were employed in December, mostly due to seasonal hiring in retail trade, transportation and warehousing. The last time the reported jobless rate was this low was in November 2008.The metro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-30/augusta-metro-unemployment
Georgia unemployment rate improves

...The rate dropped primarily because 4,020 more Georgians were employed in December, mostly due to seasonal hiring in retail trade, transportation and warehousing," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. "And, I'm particularly pleased...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/georgia-unemployment-rate-
Augusta unemployment rate rises to 9.3 percent in June

...increased, the number of jobs in metro Augusta grew by 300. All of the job growth came in the private sector, mostly in retail trade and professional and business services.Over the year, the number of jobs increased by 4,100, or 1.9 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-25/augusta-unemployment-rate-
Layoff numbers flat for Augusta area

...Georgia by 15.3 percent from March to April. However, the number of initial claims was down 10.2 percent from April 2012. Most of those declines came in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and education and health services.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-16/layoff-numbers-flat-august