National Retail Federation News
GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance
Author of a bipartisan compromise to calm health insurance markets says they'll push the proposal, despite opposition from President Donald Trump.
This year's top pet Halloween costume trends
Pumpkins, hot dogs, and other animals top the list of the most popular Halloween costumes for pets this year. An estimated 16 percent of people celebrating Halloween will dress their pets in costumes in 2017, according to the National Retail Foundation. The NRF also estimated that Americans will
Get Started: Holiday spending expected up about 4 percent
The predictions for this year's holiday shopping season are upbeat, with several forecasts putting retailers' overall sales increase between 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent
Senate GOP lacks votes for Obamacare repeal, Trump says to let it fail
Three Republican senators have come out against Mitch McConnell's plan to repeal Obamacare, putting the brakes on second-ditch efforts to roll back the Obama administration's signature health care legislation. The revelation comes less than a day after four senators voiced opposition to the Senate
Pence on health care: 'Inaction is not an option ... Congress needs to do their job'
"We are not going to stop fighting until we get it done," Vice President Mike Pence said in remarks to the National Retail Federation, going on to express resolve.
Valentine's Day by the numbers: See how much money is spent on flowers, candy and cards
How much money does Valentine's Day cost? Total spending for the holiday is expected to top $18.2 billion , according to the National Retail Federation. That's an average of $136.57 per person. As you head out to buy candy, cards or flowers today, here's a closer look at this year's Valentine's Day
Got a Gift Card? Use it, or You Could Lose it!
Like many consumers, Mei Mei Giang of California has a whole collection of unused gift cards sitting in a drawer. But when she recently tried using one of them -- a gift card she’d received a couple of Christmases ago – Mei Mei got a shock. The $100 card wouldn’t work, even though it had not
20th Anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey Murder Mystery
The "GMA" team of insiders analyzes some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
What to Know About Post-Christmas Returns, Sales
Dec. 26 is a historic day for shopping and saving. It’s a great day to use all those gift cards, return unwanted items and get the most bang for your buck as post-holiday sales roll out. Read below for my tips for maximizing your post- Christmas shopping. RETURNS: Having the receipt is the key to
Shoppers Look to Score More Deals on Cyber Monday
After a record-breaking Black Friday , shoppers are gearing up for Cyber Monday . More than 122 million Americans are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday to score even more discounts, according to the National Retail Federation . "Millions of consumers shopped over Thanksgiving weekend and