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Business leaders, CT politicians condemn Trump and insurrection at Capitol

“The terrorists, traitors and enablers who instigated, aided, and abetted this coup -- including those in Congress -- must be held accountable and never walk these halls of democracy again," said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.

U.S. retail sales up by a record 17.7% in May

However, sales were down 6% from one year earlier.

Retail sales plunge 14.1% nationwide in April, NRF says

With nearly all stores closed nationwide in April – the first full month of the mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns enacted by states – retail sales...

Westchester retailers ring in season with creativity

A survey from the National Retail Federation trade group found the average consumer expects to drop about $1,007 on holiday gifts and related purchases, up 4.1 percent from a year earlier.

Less Valentine’s Day spending expected

About 54 percent of Americans will celebrate Friday.

Halloween predicted to cash in $6.9B

The average ghoul is expected to spend $75 this year.

Back-to-school spending down

Retailers say shoppers more frugal this year.

Holiday retail sales take a hit as cliff fears weigh on...

In-store and online retail sales from Oct. 28 to Dec. 24 increased 0.7 percent relative to the same period a year ago, according to a report released Dec. 25.

Report: Holiday retail sales growth weak

Factors ranging from fear over the impending fiscal cliff to inclement weather contributed to a smaller-than-expected increase in holiday retail spending, according to MasterCard Advisors' Dec. 25 SpendingPulse report.

Report: Strong start to holiday shopping

Holiday spending was off to a strong start according to November reports by the National Retail Federation.

Retail industry promises to fight $7.2B swipe fee settlement

After seven years of antitrust litigation and negotiations between Visa, MasterCard and some of the country’s largest retailers and trade associations, a $7.2 billion settlement over so-called “swipe fees” was filed Oct. 19 with the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

Consumer spending up in September

Consumer spending surged in September, especially in clothing and electronic stores, according to the National Retail Federation.

Analysts project retail sales to increase 4 percent

As major retail chains gear up for the 2012 holiday season, analysts and trade associations are projecting year-end sales will increase more than 4 percent, with seasonal hiring comparable to last year.

Retail, rebooted

From software to Bean boots, Fairfield County’s retail sector appears to be finding a new footing.

Valentine’s Day spending up, says NRF

Chilly consumers warm up for America’s “day of love”