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"Minute stocks moving lower with the S and P down half a percent. Investors are on the lookout for more fiscal stimulus after the Federal Reserve indicated this week that interest rates will stay low for years to come. Delta has reached a tentative agreement with its pilot's union that would reduce the number of furloughs by at least 222 a little more than 700. Nbcuniversal plans to black out more than 11 channels on Roque, who's streaming platforms Saturday morning, escalating a standoff with the company over its refusal to carry a new video APP Peacock, NBC's peacock and tease HBO. Max have been unable to secure spots on Roku and Amazon dot com's fire TV since launching their streaming services earlier this year. And some people still planning for Halloween. Nearly a quarter of Americans still plan on trick or treating this year. That's according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween spending survey. Horny Donna, how Bloomberg Radio Tom has been a teacher for over 40 years..
Fresh update on "national retail federation" discussed on Mike McConnell
"Yeah, all of the giant retailers, a super centers are going to switch to a team based a model. This will start next month. Walmarts been testing this and some of its smaller stores and apparently likes the way it goes about 165,000 store employees will be getting raises under the program, but the number of leaders in each store will be reduced so they expect some departures. All right. The Rand Corporation are known for doing studies. They study the hospital rates and what did they find? Well, they felt that rates are high, of course, but how high depends on who's paying the bills. This RAND study found that when employers and private insurance companies are picking up the tab, hospitals charge more than twice a cz Muchas they charge Medicare for the same services. Grand says that if the private health plans that took part in the study had used the Medicare payment formulas, they would have saved nearly $20 billion from 2016 to 2018. Americans spend a lot of money around Halloween. The National Retail Federation took a look a part of that and you know they didn't predict spending this time, but they did find nearly a quarter of all Americans say they will let their kids go trick or treating. If it's allowed in their community. This Halloween, there'll be fewer treats available, though the number of people who plan to give out candy is down from last year. Not everyone is comfortable about opening their doors to the Children and some parents. Of course, they're wary about having their kids except treats from people whose covert status is unknown. Shore right where the future's stand, sir. They are mixed. Still, S and P futures are up six points now. NASDAQ futures are up 58 down Future still lower by 14 points Have a good weekend Mike from Bloomberg. I'm Jeff Hullinger on use radio 700 wlw 700 wlw, Greg's Devon, who is our business, insider kind of guys standing by. Interesting wrinkle on the whole idea that people could now begin to work from home because it's the new economy. As you know, Greg and good to have you here, sir. Yeah, I think it all started with Twitter. Who a few months ago in the middle of the whole Kobe thing, said remote work. Yeah, we're going to do that forever. You never happened to the office from another largely in Silicon Valley, other companies. I think Facebook has done this at others. Just recently, Though, we see a headline. I'll just read it to you. It's from Fox Business. Why Silicon Valley workers who relocate for remote work They pay cut. In other words, just let's say Twitter. I'm not going. I don't know that they've literally of this, but the ideas you work for Twitter and twitters that you could work for home from home for the rest your life. But if you leave it, look on Valley. And you go to Cincinnati, where the cost of living is lower. Well, we are going to reduce your salary as well. There's a story in there of one guy relocated to Denver, and they cut him. 18% 18% a good chunk of salary. Yes. So I mean, first of all, I don't think anyone you really shouldn't be surprised, right? I mean corporations or not in the business of the overpaying people. And if it costs you left And if these companies will say, you know, we always paid people in different parts of the country, different salaries based on what the market demanded their cost of living, and there's also no another big factor is If we can hire people in that market cheaper than another market, we're not goingto overpaid them. We're going to pay them the market rate, and that's not always cost of living, but that Hoffman is a big part of it. So if you thought your company was going to let you work remotely forever, and you were going to move somewhere else to take advantage of that. Just make sure you understand what the implications will be for, or maybe for your salary. Macy's just moved a bunch of people from here to New York. And I wonder what What level would pay about? First of all the timing could have been worse. But but and you're getting a pay bump up, right? Right. You you would have if they're going into the city to Ah, You know, to an office tower? I don't know, because all of that seemed to come together at the same time is Covitz. And now that I stop to think about it, I don't know so Is it happening at all? I think the really interesting thing about this is so first of all, from an employee's perspective, there's a lot about this movement to remote work. That is very should be very attractive to you. If If you're the best If you're the best, and you decide you want to move from Cincinnati out to the woods of Kentucky, they're not going to cut your salary because you're the best you may even be able to ask for a bonus. If you're not the best You don't have a lot of leverage. So my first career advice, frankly, is you better make sure you're in the bath and take advantage of this time to make sure you are the best. I mean, that you're either Michael Jordan and you get what you want. Or you're just some guy who gets picked up at the end of the draft or gal, and you don't have a lot of leverage. You want to put yourself in the best leveraging position. You want. I think the downside of this that we all need to keep our eye on. Is it Twitter's going and Facebook and lots of other companies are going to hire people anywhere. That means that when a company announces they're going to come to Cincinnati That used to be followed with and we're going to bring 200 or 2000 jobs. Maybe they're going to relocate, but the jobs or not, they can hire anyone and again that brings back it back, too. If you're not the best at what you do. This may actually make things harder and harder for you to find a good job. Sure, if you move from Silicon Valley to Cincinnati than lose that job two years down the road, you were better off in Silicon Valley looking for another job, because that's that's where your expertise lies so well, that's exactly right. And so there's a lot of wrinkles to this and it's Wrinkles don't just relate to companies or managers or business owners. They relate to everybody, because even if you're an employee, it's goingto have some impact on you and the job market. I would watch this very closely and always be thinking. You know, this is a chess game. And how do I make sure that I don't lose my king or my queen on this movie? I want to be the one who's ultimately the victims. What should you be doing now? Other than keeping your eyes open. Yeah, well, I I would not only be keeping my eyes open on what cos you're doing. I would also be keeping my eyes open about what is the future of worker What are the skills that they're going to be necessary? And I would also be pounding the pavement on social media to make lots of friends and lots of ways that put me in the most favourable light because if the job market really turns in a dramatic way because of remote work Well, if you're applying for a job, you want them to Google you and see that years after the universe, not just another person making plug and play. And if you're asking for too much money, they could just go hire someone else to the cheaper rate. You want to be the one who deserves every penny that you get in every penny that you don't know that's gonna take some work. That's right. All right, Greg stepping all the time. We have an excellent advice as always, and we'll do it again next week. You bet. It's great to be here already. We'll call it a 46. Why? Because that's what it is. It's a 46 at 700 wlw. Yes, I'm sure of that Professor sins and and he kicks off officially this evening. And against the bars. The banks are kind of like the official area for October. Fez, incidentally, at least for the kickoff. And it kicks off tonight with the band. Oh, ises type so small. I read it once before. Of the album horns. He's Cincinnati UPIN. The Horns were playing on top of the marry it at the banks, so they're on the roof top. They'll kick it off at six o'clock, I guess. Keg's tapped in six o'clock Everything gets underway at six o'clock. You should be a part of it at six o'clock this evening. But then it carries on for 10 days and this is like coming together kind of last minute, but I was asked yesterday. Would I be part of the chicken dance tomorrow worked on the guests being done in a number of locations and I will try to find this. In the course of the next break. I was asked if I would do the chicken dance at fretboard in blue Ash. So I don't know how many different places or doing the chicken dance. But it will be a fret board and I know it's it's six o'clock tomorrow night. And I know that I will be a fretboard doing some kind of chicken dance. If you'd like to be one of the Mike McConnell dancers, Please join me at Fretboard Saturday night at six o'clock..
Covid-19 Is Changing Back-to-School Shopping
"Back, to school shopping is on a bit of a delay during the pandemic just look at the numbers August data from the National Retail Federation Shows K. through twelve shoppers had completed only forty one percent of their buying on average that's down from fifty four percent at the same time last year and the lowest level since twenty twelve and people may also by differently this year according to the survey sales of flash drives, mice, desks, and chairs are expected to increase. Let's. Bring in Wall Street Journal Retail Reporter Sara Nassauer Good Morning Sarah Morning Sarah. Let's start with a comparison from twenty nineteen to now just how steep of a decline are these stores facing? It's going to be very steep. It's it's really night and day last year the economy was strong back to school was a really strong season for a lot of retailers, and now it's really ground to a halt in in many cases and I think everyone can sort of experience i. Think until about last week, the only school supplies I bought for my kids masks it's going to be a really different back to school season retailers would see this as really they're one of the prime shopping periods of the year. It helps them make the quarter and instead off a lot of retailers have reported earnings recently and talked about a season that a super unpredictable because most the majority of American children are not starting school back in a classroom and starting remote. So, you don't need to buy school supplies in the same way. So retailers are kind of planning to spread things out. You know target talked about having back to school supplies in stores for a longer period of time than they would've normally because they said just. So unpredictable Hobo sales and promotions, and is that a way to make up for any losses you know they're gonNA generally right now we're not in a promotion period for retailers retailers have said over and over again. When we're shopping right now, we're not really looking for a deal were going out to the store and get it done and they don't need to discount to get us to buy things. So that has really helped them be profitable and I think that will continue through the holiday and back to school season. As far as merchandises concerned, are some of the big box retailers changing what they would normally carry this time of year, we've got fall weather approaching. Are they sticking with what has worked in the past? They're basically sticking to what has worked in the past back to schools are pretty classic merchandising season. You know we buy some clothes, you buy some school supplies. There's always something that is a little different each ear the selection hasn't. Changed so much it's just the quantity that they're gonNA supply. They don't want to get over inventoried and the period of time that we're GonNa see this stuff in stores is going to be stressed out because there's some school districts where you're starting remote but you might go back to class and your teacher might ask you to get something in three weeks that normally they would have asked you to get you know at the end of last. School year are there any winners and losers in the back to School of Reno I'm wondering if stores that sell electronics perhaps doing better than stores that that focus on clothing I think that that's that's exactly right. I think. You know think about the stores where you can go to get something that you would need not only for an ins classroom experience or the school closed, for example, but also remote learning That's gonNA favor some of. The big box stores, the electronic retailers that have a variety of merchandise. You know if you're an apparel retailer in your school district you know in the school districts where you have stores are back in school parents are going to be really hesitant to buy a whole bunch of new clothes. As you know back to school shopping can give us a look into the holiday shopping season any hints or is that just too hard to do I think it's really unpredictable. I think back to school is just it's so unique because of this remote school issue, it's not necessarily a good straight read on sort of the health of the consumer generally the the whole corona virus period has been really hard to predict this way. GDP. Shrinking and yet you have retailers like target Walmart Costco home, Depot Lowe's reporting. You know comp sales up twenty percent So sort of the normal patterns that we would look to to gauge some of those things just don't work anymore I think that the consumer slowing down, we're definitely seen signs of that government stimulus has run out the additional unemployment benefit ran out at the end of July. So slowing things down a little bit. So I think we'll see how that that's probably the biggest issue. How does that impact things in the next few weeks and how does that set up retailers for the holiday season?
A Confusing Back-To-School Season May Lead To Blockbuster Spending
"Back to school shopping is different this year what's the point of a new backpack when the walk to school is shuffled from the kitchen table to a desk in the bedroom? Though retailers are in a tailspin from the pandemic shutdowns. This year's uncertainty could bring them some good news. NPR's Alina Seljuk reports normally Lydia Rodriguez would have spent hundreds of dollars to get her daughter ready for the first day of class that's on her school uniform alone, and this year she's wearing top for zoom meetings. So she's just wearing last year's at barely fit but I don't feel like investing in other three hundred dollars on. Uniforms until she actually physically starts her daughter like many other students around the country started sixth grade without actually leaving their home in Tampa. So Rodriguez her spending felt really minimum but it's not like she could skip it altogether I did buy school supplies. You know like the notebooks and the folders, the pens and pencils binders, and all that, and here's a curious thing. The retail world is actually hoping for strong back to school spending the. Retail Trade Group, even predict record highs potentially topping a hundred billion dollars for school and college. That's because parents like Rodriguez might end up having to stock up for multiple scenarios. In case students learn person virtually were a bit of both which also means they're buying more big ticket items or seeing more families purchasing Electronics Katherine Cullen Senior Director The national retail. Federation. They've been tracking big changes to what's in demand backpacks in new shoes not. So much instead enter comfy home clothes and cleaning supplies and especially pricey electronics. This year's big sellers, laptops, tablets speakers, but they're also buying things that you might not expect maxium desks, lamps, headphones. So a lot of new items that were traditionally on the school shopping list, and so retail marketers had to get creative to keep people shopping in a year of mass layoffs and furloughs Amazon Walmart old navy embraced the oddity and disarray pandemic schooling. You've got your back school year whatever that. macy's did a montage of kids at home learning to build a robot or tend to garden even ace hardware got in on the pitch now that students have to bring masks and disinfectants to school why not stuck up for back to school at a home improvement store the biggest priority for this year was setting up their whole workspace Geisha. Washington did much of her spending back in the spring as both she and her daughter adjusted to working from their home in Chicago Washington set up her high school junior with A. Mounted Computer Monitor and a good sound system later installing new task lighting which morphed into her wanting task lighting plus t light patio hanging from the ceiling random led lighting. So she's also taken this opportunity to you know redecorate both Washington Androgynous Gez. Would have to buy more supplies if or when their children actually return to the classroom by one estimate families like there's still have about sixty percent of their back to school shopping left to do the question is when or how much of it will actually happen
Back-to-school spending could hit a record as parents buy costly technology for kids at home
"Spending on back to school supplies, is expected to head a record this year. National Retail Federation says families they're dealing with uncertainty Will students be back in the classroom? Will they learn from home? Or will there be some combination of the two? So they're buying more laptops and computer accessories in anticipation that at least some classes will be online. The retail group says both the uncertainty and the spending make four and unprecedented year. Families, on average, expect to shell out about $780 in the weeks before classes begin. For a total of nearly $34 billion
Walmart will require shopper masks at its 5,400 stores
"News. I'm Laxmi, saying every customer shopping at Wal Mart will soon be required to wear a mask. As NPR's Alina Selya HQ reports, Wal Mart is now the largest retail chain to join a growing list of companies mandating face coverings. Is the US suffers another large wave of new Corona virus infections. Wal Mart and Sam's Club will start requiring shoppers to mask up on Monday. They joined Costco, Starbucks, best buy and some others and making this a nationwide policy. Wal Mart says most of its stores are in places that are already subject to some form of government mandate on face coverings. It sights new spikes in Corona virus cases across the U. S four months into the pandemic. The chain is creating a new job of health ambassador especially training workers to deal with shoppers who arrived without a mask. The National Retail Federation says it hopes Walmarts move will become a tipping point for all stores to require masks inside, adding that quote shopping in a store is a privilege, not a
Buy Your Mom a Spade: Seed Sales Swell under Stay-Home Order
"From wonder. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this field. Good Friday may eighth as most of you surely have remembered. Sunday is mother's Day. And what a strange mother's Day. It will be two with most of US still at home. The typical celebratory restaurant brunches off the table that so many of us are away from her mom. This weekend seems to be spurring many to spend more money celebrating her however the National Retail Federation. The in our F- says we plan to spend more on this mother's Day than ever before about two hundred and five dollars per person. That's up eight dollars or so from last year in two thousand nineteen was a record year but without those champagne. Brunches available. Just how will we be spending that money among the top gift choices? This year are housewares and gardening tools. We're predicted to spend twenty one percent more on kitchen appliances spades and rakes than we did last year or almost twelve billion dollars. The in our F says in case you hadn't noticed there's a gardening boom happening not just in America but around the world. People are planting more than ever in March alone. Us seed company W Atlee burpee and company sold more seeds than at any other time since its founding in eighteen seventy six. That's what Burpee Chairman. George Ball told the new service Reuters customers fearing pretty shortages are growing their own fruits and vegetables. They're also teasing those tomatoes and cucumbers out of the ground in order to be more self reliant to save money and to avoid the hazards of grocery stores. The desire to garden has blossomed to such a degree that gardeners Singapore are growing produce on rooftops. Russians are escaping cities to isolating countryside cottages and growing vegetable gardens there and Brits without any land of their own or even growing potatoes in garbage bags guy barter chief horticulturalist at Britain's Royal Horticultural Society told Reuters. But of course the garden boom isn't solely caused by people worried about having home grown. Kale on their plates come summer. It's also a new hobby for millions a pastime that takes away from our ever present screens and fills the time we want spent in the office at social gatherings in watching sports as Jennifer Atkinson writes in the online publication Echo Watch gardens are a reminder that there are limits to what can be done without physical presence as with handshakes and hugs one cannot garden through a screen which may be one reason why gardening tools along with plants and seeds of course are so popular. This mother's Day we can send them to mom or plant flowers and trees in our mother's honor in our yards viewable by video or in hers from a safe distance. But before you go thinking Kovic was the best thing to happen to gardening since Miracle Grow. Analysts are quick to point out the gardening. Explosion didn't actually start this year. In fact the industry reached an all time high in two thousand eighteen with US sales topping forty eight billion dollars according to the firm garden research but the corona virus is certainly continuing that expansion fact the surges stressing seed sellers local and regional supplies around the country reported such high demand that some like canada-based stokes seeds and young's seed company in Randolph. Wisconsin stopped taking orders for at least a few weeks. Young's usually sells one hundred thousand seeds a year but this year by April the company had already sold two hundred thousand according to the local NBC. Affiliate the we're taking in gardening has also proved burpee. George Ball wrong according to its corporate history. The privately held burpee has been the world's largest seed company since the eighteen nineties. But it hit hard times about twenty years back. It entered bankruptcy in September. Two thousand one a result of overexpansion into such things as garden furniture company a travel publishing business and retail garden centers. It exited chapter eleven just four months later but chief. Executive Ball had low expectations at the time. Americans were turning away from seeds and buying young plants at big box stores like Walmart at home depot instead and the typical size of a
"national retail federation" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"One two nine zero the national retail federation reports Americans will be spending a record seventeen point two billion dollars on the Superbowl this year he was saying John Clements has more as the forty Niners prepared to face the cheese to the Super Bowl in Miami the national retail federation reports the strongest sales figures of nearly one hundred and ninety four million adults spending an average eighty eight dollars and sixty five cents I spoke to Catherine Cullen at the national retail federation in Washington what most consumers are planning to buy food and beverages your letter they're planning to attend a Superbowl party or throw one themselves the drinks and entertainment are a big part of this event at about eleven percent say they will fight team apparel three I decorations or you know a new furniture that you watch the game from I'm John Clemens the virus outbreak in China has gotten worse with the death toll now up to at least twenty five and more than eight hundred people second there's no one second suspect case in the United States a Texas a and M. student who recently returned from China in Wuhan China with the first virus emerged police barricaded roads blocked access to trains and put the airport is shut down in an effort to contain the virus Chinese authorities are ordering similar shut down in the nearby cities of Guangdong and Joe affecting nearly twenty million people for USA radio news on when the king don't let anyone America's best days are behind you got to fight because I believe with all my heart this nation is in fact one nation under god welcome back we just remind all of you again after that last interview man if you guys are doing American ministries you're out of your mind I'm just don't your your your added your mind you.
The Department Store of the Future Will Look a Lot Like the Past
"As we move forward it's not about eliminating waiver holistically it's about changing the way that the stores are designed and stores are created to serve the customers the experiences that customers have within real estate or retail and then again changing the way that the labor force actually interacts with customers so for instance you may not just have people manning the checkout lines or are lining up to to help people in that way you actually may have them walking around serving you a little bit better as you walk through the store rather than you walking in looking for somebody to help you you actually might have an opportunity for the serve you better that way what is machine learning can you translate for a for a for for my audience chaps absolutely so the three main topics then we start with data we have data machine learning and artificial intelligence so what it means politically when we collect data about you as a customer we begin to understand just a little bit about what you're doing so for instance if you walk in the store you move around the store you move between different departments we know something about you now we can apply machine learning is that we can actually run some data to under in the past few to have taken maybe the paths that others have taken in that store so the machine learning is running programs on top of data to begin to learn more about your customer behaviors and tie that to other data so after a while when we learn about you and we learn about other people who may a walk there certain passers store we might be able to find the most profitable path in that store and that's where the artificial intelligence comes in so we start with data the data becomes a mechanism to learn more about things that you do human behaviors whether if you're a customer or an employee and then after a certain period of time that machine learning can actually come up with recommendations how do we serve you and again that becomes more the artificial intelligence our thanks embracing S. because banks worry all the time about security yes so absolutely so the the financial industry and banking because you know you think about all of the real estate you have to pay for specially in a city like Manhattan there's a lot of space that you pay for but how is that utilized so when you're opening new locations where should you open a location that people need to come in and physically do banking with you so that industry just as you described it has changed substantially given the way people do banking today so in that industry was same thing with so you talked about was walk based it's important understand are we actually utilizing all that expensive real estate or are there other ways to serve our customers should we have a different type of design for our branches now that they're doing banking differently and we can help all of the you know in the financial industry learn those things artificial intelligence is such a big umbrella it's involving all the top that's correct and where's it going so a year from now what are we going to talk about in terms of where a I is what Sally who's paying for right so right now it's an opportunity in its strategic so if your and again as I I I mentioned IDC did a study and there's a number of other service looking and talking two executives everyone starting to invest and you have companies like Amazon and Google for really forcing this because they're using again as we talked about using artificial intelligence to help do targeted marketing to help design their stores there helping with all of the the curbside pickup in ways to understand how their customers interact with products as I mentioned in the automotive industry if you have Google home or or any of the Amazon products we have the speakers that sit in your home there's all of this technology that's starting to become something that we're all used to interacting with like if you have Seery on your iPhone you when you're starting to talk to that computer it's how you know back to the Star Trek so we're getting to the point now where it's actually happening so everybody is a conference here and in ten years ago wasn't there all interacting with artificial intelligence and what's going to happen going for it's going to become more a part of all of our lives and especially in retail because retail is one of the last areas where it really hasn't made an impact but it's starting so I would say in a few years is going to be part of everything we're doing Joe can is stratecast director of data science and analytics and what he's talking about is a growth model that is it's very difficult to imagine except for I see the buzz around me here at the national retail federation and I see now that what where we work in retail is equivalent to where where science was with analog phone not with it before we went to
Microsoft plans to erase its entire carbon footprint since 1975
"Microsoft announced that they plan to fight climate change with the gold becoming better than carbon neutral by two thousand thirty and they WANNA retroactively offset all the countries emissions from its entire history by twenty fifty. You know how I've been telling you. Wall Street subway cares about sustainability. Well I think that's part of the reason why mcso Stock Rally Free Bucks today. The Times they are changing cubs great track records investors a fortune in recent years so they now have the leeway to take a stand so a few moments ago. I sat down with great Sachin Adela. He's the bankable CEO of Microsoft in his first ever appearance on the show. Take a look so real reminding okay and we gotta talk about because this is a day where you basically redefined this company and became what I think is the capitalist leader doing something. That's maybe more important than than just earning per share. You're doing impact per share. Why I what thank you for being so awesome to have you here on campus? You're absolutely right. It's a big day. A in fact it's I would say a big decade in front of all of us and today's start. What is I think about our mission to empower every person in every every organization on the planet to achieve more the fundamental thing is? Let's put more depth to what achieve more looks like for the world to who us. It means we need of course as a company we need to be able to drive brought economic growth but it's just on economic growth. But it's about really having that core inclusive growth trust in technology and all that we do should lead to a more sustainable work and so today's announcements were that last part which is commitments rear making by twenty thirty to become become carbon negative. Do we in fact go back in history all the way to our founding in nineteen seventy five look at all of our energy consumption from electricity and other sources and and make sure that we recapture that and of course. We're also know that it's not just about what we do. It's the ecosystem and the innovation. We need breakthrough so even putting a billion dollars in an innovation fund. So we're very excited. We know it's a small part quite frankly. All of us remember to do to achieve more but unless assured small out twenty fifty. If you don't do these things what does it mean for both the planet and of course for Microsoft I mean the signs that think at this point is very clear if the the temperatures rise I think the impact. It's going to have unless talk about the economy. The economy all enjoy or the capitalist system that we all arleen joy. I think we'll fundamentally jeopardy if the planet which is the resource the factor of production that has fueled all of our capital else capitalist. Society will be dangerous to me. That's the existential priority. And for us as a company for now it is all about making sure the commitments is the start off then ensuring that we are living up to those commitments. So I think it's really twenty thirty twenty fifty that we're looking forward to doing part your rigorous stanton. Your company is rigorous about numbers. This is the first time I've heard anybody lay out an actual let's say yardstick. That's hard and it's not just for your company but your suppliers and even for the users of your technology. How can you enforce it? And what does it mean when someone says you know what the we're not playing ball look. This is not the first time we've done these things first of all. You're absolutely right. We have to be rigorous and it's not about making commitments or making claims. It's about fall through so for example when be changed some of the benefit policies Just say that anybody who works at Microsoft even if they are a vendor will get yet the parental leave or sick leave. We had to pay for it from piano because we fully expected that the companies that are employing these these people are probably not going to be able to increase wages. So in some sense we have account. We've done our homework. We know what our emissions are in both on all the scope scope one one two and three and we feel that. We've had a bottoms up plan on how we go about it. We were one of the things that has really helped us is the carbon tax which we introduced multiple years physicals has built an internal rigor sort of speak on. What does it mean hard to actually have a way to think about an accounting for carbon and then go after it go a little bit bigger than carbon you care about other values including carbon artificial intelligence? Many of us are worried that it can be he used for harm. Not just for good. You're thinking about what technology will mean. I've been talking about tech intensity city ice here that and I say I'm concerned the text too intense and powerful you walk but largest coming and use the things you're thinking about first of well let's I'm an optimist. Technology can make a huge difference. I mean think about it. It's the most malleable resource that we as humans. I've ever found a software right and to think about. This is a factor of production that changes in a precision medicine. Precision agriculture feed every body body right or connected cars connected factories. I think that this is amazing. If the technology in terms of computing is getting embedded in the real world artificial intelligence for example. I mean think about what the state of the art of whether it's reinforcement learning or this what we call multi modal large scale model training. It's essentially helping US discover new knowledge. That is not possible even before. And I'll take somebody with disabilities today with breakthroughs in computer vision for someone with visual impairment. They can interpret the world. Someone with dyslexia can read because of what I can provide. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be clear eyed about the unintended consequences of let's say technologically driven unemployment or bias in any algorithm and so we have to counter onto that so take bias first of all we as a software company a building tools. Just like how we build tools in order to ensure that people don't have security bugs in software. We should say if anybody what he believe in the model how can they D- by the model and by the way the team we've learned the best reader debiasi modest have a diverse team building it in the first place. He's suzy so smart. And you won't be able to track the diversity unless you do some things we're talking about at the same time that you're doing all these things. You are a competitor. Now you have different styles from your predecessor. Who was oh golden? Good friend of mine from college. You are a cerebral lead by example person. But you're also competitive and when and watch your National Retail Federation piece. You mentioned it's Walgreens. You mentioned Walmart starbucks. Those are three gigantic retailers. You're still you're in a titanic battle against another company to get those customers and you also offer value position that aws. Doesn't I care about that. Tell people I mean first of all. I think what's happening in retail. It's pretty exciting. I mean if you think about it everyone. Twenty nine thousand nine has sort of realized that. What retail is it's about Omni channel retail? So you need the physical stores you need the online presence but most importantly you got to connect the two things seamlessly one of the things that I talked about was what how Walmart is completely changed. The game came around. How they're doing delivery so you can order my groceries? I can start going to the store. It given the geofencing features their I o t Essentially inside the store wakes up. Make sure that things get back fresh and is really for delivery. So it's the best example Walmart taking their physical assets that digital digital capability and we're partnering with them. Same thing with Walgreens what they WANNA do. Even for chronic care management like diabetes or what marks and Spencers is done by essentially taking the store and making it a computer embedded computing. So this is one of the fascinating thing is people places and things are increasingly having digital twins this and since a digital infrastructure is more malleable. You can predict things. Automate things gain insights are like unprecedented raised. How'd you Guinea's Guinea's Azure when I saw you last? You made bold claims. I said at the time of how much money you could make with Azure. You've vastly exceeded them. Even as some of us were pleased. Who is this man? How did you see it? How did you know and how much of the future will be quite frankly? It's sort of the guy who gave me permission to do all this. Well Steve Bomber. If you think about it he wanted us to be bold and go at the cloud very aggressively. And that's what we did and one of the key things Jimmy did was. We didn't even think about azure separate from Microsoft three six five or dynamics three six five or now even xbox live or ex Ex Club we had a vision AFL Europe computing infrastructure structure and platform company. What is that next generation? We and by the way I was always grounded on the fact that it will be distributed computing infrastructure. It's the cloud doc and the edge for example. One of the fascinating. Things is is to talk about the edge. In fact I even started talking about the cloud and the edge probably four years ago and people say. What's he talking about except for now? It is conventional wisdom. That's what it takes. I think you have to have conviction on where the world is going. Make sure you bet long before anybody gives you credit credit for it and then of course execute and that's what we've done in every layer of the stack the infrastructure level platforms of service SAS layer. And that's that's what we're doing. Do you think that the marketplace will continue to pay as much as it does for your perfect execution for instance stop four hundred and ten percent return since as you start one point. Four trillion dollars will be some executives at major foreign firms funds. That say you know what I'm not going to buy that stock tears too much much about these things war will. The world changed so much that if you don't care about these mandates you're stock's GONNA go down. It's a great question. I mean you know you and I were talking before we got on the air which is You know there's this great book by Colin Mayor Called Prosperity and he talks about what is a corporation ration- and the corporations purpose is to find profitable solutions to the problems of people and planet. Okay profitable is the key would but problems is the other keyword for people and planet I so I think what happens is if you're creating a lot of profit and cree end creating more problems for for planet or people. I think it'll catch up with you so in some sense the way I look at it and say. Hey let's go after the core of what we're doing it's not about carrying about a funeral. Well things are shareholders. I always saying our shareholders are the ones who are giving US permission to be able to think about whether it is the affordable liberal housing order. That it's the carbon it's our shareholders who care as much about this as anyone else and they permission and therefore we are accountable to them to execute execute on these commitments. We make and that's good for business. It's interesting look twenty. Eight times earnings one of the highest both sort of the highest multiple for any of the plus one one hundred hundred billion companies because they want you to have that permission other issues in tech that use spoken about that are. Let's say on a hot griddle right now. Privacy Apple versus the Justice Department corporations upholding things. That aren't necessarily the constitution. There's nothing about privacy. Obviously the constitution sadly I think versus a government that is intrusive once again. We've got situation. Government wants coal you know. Coal government wants intrusion. Corporations corporations want privacy. Where do you come down these first of all? We're clear that both things matter here. The two things being privacy as a citizen as a user. I care deeply about privacy and as a citizen I also care about public safety right so both of these have been balanced and I think we have to come up with legislative mechanisms for that things like back doors and so on just bad ideas but like the cloud act which is a completely different carell. Today is actually a good first step in terms of having the legal framework for how we can in fact protect the privacy of anybody anybody who has data in the cloud and yet have the ability for any law enforcement agency to issue legal warrants. So we now have to have a technical technical and a legislative breakthrough around what is considered personal information. That's not in the cloud and so. I think that this is something that we will have to work out.
Nation's largest retail trade group: holiday sales rose 4.1%
"Of snow the country's top retail trade group says holiday sales increased four point one percent last year let's near the high end of the national retail federation's forecast before the shopping season started and CBS is Diane king hall tells us the last report on retail sales for twenty nineteen is out according to the commerce department sales rose three tenths of a percent in December people bought more clothes furniture and electronics and did more shopping
Post-Christmas Sales: How to make the most of post-holiday shopping
"Ready ready set set shop shop ready ready said said return return ready ready set set give give card card whatever whatever you you decided decided to to do do according according to to USA USA today today you may encounter some of the biggest discounts when it comes to clothes after holiday shopping featuring coupons in store circulars and mobile apps you can describe describe Christine Christine is is one one very very happy happy shopper shopper garden garden state state plaza plaza mall mall per per and and there there were were some some fabulous fabulous deals deals I I got got two two beautiful beautiful cashmere cashmere wraps wraps and and Nordstrom Nordstrom one one for for myself myself and and one one is a gift for half price that even when they have their annual sales it's not this is the business the national retail federation put on a December holiday consumer survey was sixty eight percent of those surveyed say yeah they're going to shop the week after Christmas
68% of Holiday Shoppers Will Likely Shop After Christmas, NRF Survey Says
"News the shopping does not stop the national retail federation survey finds sixty eight percent of holiday consumers will likely shop in the days after Christmas it's more than half of us admit that we will be returning gaffes this is CBS
On the Money: Tips to make the best of post-holiday shopping
"The national retail federation says it's research indicates sixty eight percent of holiday consumers are planning to do some serious shopping for about another week taking advantage of post holiday sales using gift cards and returning on wanted gifts this site dealnews dot com says don't rush to buy marked down winter clothing because many stores will go from fifty to seventy percent off after January first but of course the longer you wait the less you'll have to choose from and experts warn that retailers have been tightening up on their return policies no longer will you get a year to bring things back in some cases it's as little as two weeks to thirty days I'm Jackie Quinn
Americans estimated to have spent $34 billion this weekend
"Well looks like everybody was in a holiday shopping mood over the weekend the crowded malls and stores bore that out national retail federation says more than thirty four billion dollars was spent Saturday and Sunday two point five billion more than Black Friday you may want to pick up your gift in person though with more than two billion packages delivered this holiday season fed ex UPS and other services could have delays for some deliveries and Santa may be in a pretty generous mood this holiday season the average American will spend a thousand and forty seven ours which is the most since the retail federation started keeping
"national retail federation" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The national retail federation started tracking these kinds of things a psychedelic spiritual guru who teamed up with Timothy Leary back in the nineteen sixties has died why bother Rahm das who promoted psychedelic drugs as a path to inner enlightenment and spiritual rebirth has died at his home in Maui he returned from a trip to India wearing a white robe a bushy beard and no shoes on his feet to become a new age lecturer and author his book be here now sold more than two million copies his family says Rahm das born Richard Alford was eighty eight years old ever Rodriguez CBS news you're listening to WBZ ten thirty one oh seven point nine two available everywhere with the number one for podcasting and on hundreds of devices like a like a little home Xbox and so on easy Boston's news radio I heart radio station addresses the climate crisis during the MSNBC democratic presidential debate person on this stage will say that climate is the number one priority for me it's a state of emergency declared a state of emergency Dave if you were waiting for Congress it's not done Congress has never passed this is a problem which continues to get worse we have to do this I also know that can do this I spent decades fighting and leading oil companies stopping fossil fuel plants ensuring clean energy across the country we can do this and create millions of good paying jobs and we can use it to renew old the United States is this country together we take on the biggest challenge in history we save the world and we do.
NRF expects nearly 148M will shop on 'Super Saturday' this year
"Ski retailers are predicted to ring up record sales with around one hundred forty eight million consumers expected to participate according to the national retail federation super Saturday will draw lots of shopping traffic and with retailers maintaining deep discounts and extending store hours retail consultants and analysts expect the search will Bob super Saturday into the biggest shopping day of the year consumer growth partners for cash shoppers will spend about thirty four billion compared to the thirty one and a half billion spent on Black
Last big shopping day before Christmas
"Deals discounts and door busters on this day and shopper Stephanie curse who was in Herald square carrying several bags was taking advantage I did not do any shopping on Black Friday I did peruse online but I noticed that stuff is pretty competitive today fifty percent off everything at a lot of the stores so I'm just trying to get people in and they got gar she'd leave some of my books my god shoes and I got off the planet nearly a hundred and forty eight million people are expected to shop in stores and online on super Saturday according to the national retail federation Julie Walker New York
Last big shopping day before Christmas
"It's called super Saturday and it's a super long shopping day at Macy's Herald square store hours are eight AM until two AM for a last minute shoppers like can Moreau shell shock still so we just finished going into Macy's I think eight AM is the best time to go to a M. doesn't work it's a bit crazy but he has a plan the plan this as soon as we're done talking to you to find the next close the store we walk by and see what we see the national retail federation expects nearly a hundred and forty eight million people to shop super Saturday Julie Walker New York
"Super Saturday" expected to extend shopping hours
"Week as many as two thirds of Americans have an finish their holiday shopping and many of them are expected to shop in stores or online tomorrow W. CBS TV's Chris raggy says it's a panic day for a lot of us expect long lines tomorrow on what's known as super Saturday tomorrow is forecast to be the biggest shopping day of the year the national retail federation survey shows that about one hundred forty seven point eight million people are expected to shop that's up by nearly ten million people from last year a reminder the many stores will have extended
"Super Saturday" expected to extend shopping hours
"If you still have some items left on your holiday shopping list you're not alone so expect long lines tomorrow on what's known as super Saturday tomorrow is forecast to be the biggest shopping day of the year a national retail federation survey shows that about one hundred forty seven point eight million people are expected to shop that's up by nearly ten million people from last year a reminder the many stores will have extended hours and then of course there's
Online spending on track to hit a new record this holiday season
"It's been a record record couple days for online shopping and just a few hours left in Cyber Monday. Retailer seemed poised for another big hall. Let's get to Courtney Reagan with the big numbers behind one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Hey Courtney Hey Melissa. So I'm here at one of Walmart's fulfilment campuses. This is actually one of six that is working to fulfill all of those online line orders. That are coming in on cyber Monday. Walmart does expect that today may end up being one of if not its biggest day of the year for those online orders and so far some of their bestsellers include the apple. Air Pods that INSTA- pot. Apparently not everybody has one of those yet the Ninja Air Fryer the video fifty five inch TV and the Nintendo switch but in total beyond just Walmart Dot Com. The National Retail Federation does expect the sixty nine million Americans will shop at some point today. you mentioned those records. Adobe is expecting this days sales to grow out twenty percent over last year to hit nine point four billion dollars. And that's on top of the records Kurds. That were already set online for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. But what's interesting. Is there still a lot of shopping. That's going to be left done tonight. Remember ever in the old days when you had to get to work to use the high speed internet on your desktop computers. That's what we saw pete sales much earlier in the day during work hours. Now it's much later at at night. The golden hours adobe expects will be between seven and eleven. PM Pacific Time. So that's ten PM here on the East Coast. Once the kids are in bed and all the chores are done. That's when they think the shopping will get started now. Of course we are getting some preliminary data for how things have been shaping up online edison trends at least analyzed. It's about three hundred thousand transactions from Thanksgiving and Black Friday. They say that Nordstrom has actually seeing the biggest increase in customer spending online compared compared to last year with a sixty percent jump Walmart close behind with fifty three percent in the Amazon with forty nine percent target however and J. C. Penney those spending online numbers from these transactions samples fell about twelve and fourteen percent respectively. We still have an awful lot of shopping and time left to go and we know we still have a decent season left even though it is six days at shorter. So be careful when you're ordering online and you're looking at the shipping dates just a little bio buyer irby wear for Meteo beco- view of all. Right thanks for the tip. Courtney Reagan What are you doing over there? He is your modem on the Fritz on this one of those people to coordinate when when you go to the work for the high speed Internet. I'm one of the. That's what you're doing is doing right now answering your question if you WanNa have a conversation about retail. I can do that as well very much. Still by eight track tape players hundred percent should say that retail looked the trades are interesting Cosco reports on December twelve. It's had a huge run but now valuations traits it thirty two times next year's numbers we've been both China Carter. Braxton worth through appears every Friday on the options action which would back this this Friday after being usurped this past week by the holiday he talked about this for the last six months. He's been correct. I think you've got to sell it into earnings target catching up the Walmart art finally on Valuation But Walmart at Twenty three times which is sort of the benchmark for everything in my opinion is just too expensive in this environment one thing. I don't know if we break out. His is buy online. Pick up in store which I think is a really a difference. It's a very big difference right and and you invariably by something else when you're there right so That's one interesting part. I think you know target sighted a number of other ones do. I think there's GonNa be retail winners here. We've seen some of the ones is that don't work right. I don't know if macy's can turn it around I think I'm not optimistic on that one. But I do think that I do think Nordstrom has a much better chance as a much better chance and even though the socks more expensive. I'd rather be in a Nordstrom macy's both of those stocks extreme streaming serenely high interest percent about. Yes we just got numbers Nordstrom and they were fine although if you look again they're they're they're full price versus their offer Akwa their sale price two very different stories perpetuating the story they get a little boost out of their New York flagship store adding some some gross margin. But when you look at target and Walmart I would go back to those. Because I think they've been such great stocks people own over the last twelve months but The relative victory that Delta in their online sales growth has been so extraordinary and so price. I stand in so much the part I think if people said when they said guess what targets not going to Amazon and that's exactly part of why the stock has done so well so hard for me to say that that's not in the price. I think the bar for both of those folks into this holiday season is very very high. Amazon has been targeted or Walmart. Well no it has. I mean listen you know I think at the end of the day import remember that Amazon while they get about fifty percent of the online sales growth that exists out. There you know. Online sales are still ten percent or less of the total five trillion earliest of US consumer sales. So there's plenty I think that's why Amazon is kind of stalled here. Some of these guys have made some really good progress. They made investments over the last couple of years. That took some time to kind in a bear out and they're starting to do that. I'll just say one name to keep an eye on home. Depot had that gap after earnings a couple of weeks ago and it kept going I think about nine and a half percent peak to trough decline started bounce last week a little bit look pretty good technically coming off of a trend line that thing turn lower keep an eye on that one because I just think that there's a lot of concentration in some of these mega. Ah Big big box names and these home improvement stocks that have really outperform but if you look at the X.. RT which is a broader look at all of retail it's ten percent of the year really underperforming the SNP. So I want to keep an eye on some of these other ones. That are very crowded and I think guys Costco the way it reacts to earnings guidance will be very important for the weed tells me
"national retail federation" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"The national retail federation expects sales increases between three point eight and four point two percent over last year it sees catalog sales jumping as much as fourteen percent adobe analytics says even with the shorter season online sales will be up just over fourteen percent this year compared to last I'm Tim acquire stocks edited abbreviated session of trading Friday with losses the Dow fell a hundred twelve points the SP was down thirteen the nasdaq lost forty trading closed earlier than usual on Friday which was a half day for markets following thanksgiving this is Tom overcome a US cryptocurrency expert is under arrest for violating sanctions against North Korea by traveling there to share his expertise about dating global banking roles federal prosecutors in New York say Virgil Griffith was arrested Thursday at LAX airport the thirty six year old American citizen lives in Singapore the government says he was denied permission to go to North Korea in April to speak at a conference but he went anyway and talked with other attendees about how North Korea to use crypto currency technology to invade sanctions prosecutors also say Griffith later began formulating plans to facilitate the exchange of crypto currency between north and South Korea despite knowing that assistance would violate sanctions Julie Walker New York Oklahoma police chief says an officer about Starbucks for nine one one dispatchers working on thanksgiving only to find that the word pig was printed on the cops labels Starbucks said the worker wrote the word has been fired telecom every.
"national retail federation" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The national retail federation's guessing sales will be up about four percent this year in France Black Friday is phone would be and why are and they don't like it well some people don't anyway climate protesters block the driveway than Amazon warehouse outside Paris to prevent deliveries they hold up signs reading Amazon for the climate for job stop expansion stop over production a committee in the French National Assembly approved a ban on phone wanting in the water earlier this week on the grounds that it causes waste of resources and over consumption under the proposal aggressive commercial practices would be funded should punishable by live fine of three hundred thousand euros there are certain rules concerning robbery one of which is if you're going to do it go big because the penalty is about the same as if you nickel and dime at so this would be a classic example of what not to do a couple of guys go to a wall greens in queens of three thirty in the morning and try to steal some laundry detergent not a shipping container full of detergent just one bottle or box doesn't say which year and won a worker in the store caught them they pulled a gun on him so now its armed robbery for a box of detergent good for up to twenty five years in the pen they didn't even take the detergent they just ran so maybe they completed down to attempted armed robbery when the cops eventually catch up with them careful walking your dog in Piscataway there's coyote on the loose their small the little dog near Winwood Avenue and possum town road this follows two coyote attacks on the rockers ecological preserve earlier this month that is also in Piscataway to university employees were bitten while walking near the preserve which has been closed since then but will re open Monday the coyote in that case tested negative for rabies in Hong Kong pro democracy demonstrators celebrated thanksgiving by holding a red white and blue rally to thank president trump in the Congress for that declaration supporting their movement.
"national retail federation" Discussed on Pop Fashion
"The new tooth gets put into my mouth tomorrow. And I'm going to have a milkshake for dinner just because and then it'll all be over. All right. That's good news. But enough about me, we have many housekeeping items for the show we do. We have fun announcement right off the top Lisa. I as pop fashion are going to the national retail federation big show. So excited about it. I don't know what that noise was that. I just made. But okay, I'm excited to January fourteenth through the sixteenth week to go to this event as press it's a big conference where all we get to do all day. Listen and talk about retail what we're just going to be fuelled on like coffee and slices of pizza and grain alcohol, lease, I am I don't know what you're going to feel yourself on because you can't have any of those right now, but it's going to be water and rice cakes. That sounds really fun. I'm going to be up last spend time with heavens. We're gonna spend five days subsisting on law greens. At any rate. What we get to do is attend all these wonderful conference sessions. Listen and learn about retail what's happening right now. What's going to happen in the future? And then we get to report it all back to you. We are the ruled to go also I'm gonna be able to see Lisa for the first time in forever in New York City for the first time in almost a year by that point. Yeah. And it's not just that we go to the show we get to record at the show. Yes. Which is exciting because one it'll be the first time we've seen each other in a long time to be able to do this in person, but it's our first on location recording. So I'm super excited. Stay tuned for deeds. I don't know we might hang out in New York a little bit. Bob veggie goes to New York twenty eighteen road trip except Mather of us are going to drive Manhattan. We're not fool I'm going to get on a plane and just wandering. So that's very exciting. Another announcement. And for the longtime listener you will be excited at the return of the QA episode. I'm gonna look at the calendar right now. And you wanna get your questions in by because we are doing a little late night quarterbacking here, that's not how that expression goes. You know, how it is? So if you okay so for new newcomers twice a year because I'm a loser. And I leave town and I go off line. We record an episode in advance. So that you guys don't miss a week of an episode because I am gone in preparation for our Christmas break to leave you episode. We record acuity episode where you descend as questions about fashion life stuff and we tire. To answer them. We choose the selection. We answer them on the show and the whole show is Q. A it's one of my favorite things to do..
"national retail federation" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"If they're fifteen dollars or less per item Then clothing and footwear This is crazy have got to be less than. Sixty dollars per item Last year in Florida Personal computers and computer accessories that sold for seven hundred and fifty dollars or less were included This year Not so much. Last year, they said computers printers Printer paper but. This year they're saying no. Those don't, qualify anymore So National retail federation says the average Florida family is expected to spend six hundred eighty four dollars this, weekend which will be down just a few bucks from last year maybe because the computer's not on the Bill clause will make up the bulk of back to school. Purchases and I don't know folders pencils calculators notebook paper crayons, so you go to the opposite applies doors they're going to be jammed because of fact that there's going to be a lot of people in their buying and souls and Calculators and notebook paper and crayons and razors and all that stuff so that's the kind of thing that makes this The, second busiest holiday shopping holiday in, the state of Florida the number. One is still black Friday the day after thanksgiving So Florida you're in on it Are you going are you going to I don't know does this make you get up and? Go by your school supplies this weekend if you're in one, of these Penn? State's for this weekend Maybe Massachusetts coming up next weekend paintball with the governor does And Texas Maryland and Connecticut will be later in the month of. August will that make you get up and go by your your schools by your back to? School I know I'm thinking here we are. Man we just barely bumped into. August it's still warm. Outside it's, sunny it's beach. Weather why are we doing back to school shopping so soon I'm sure? The retailers have lobbied for this to to. To get this whole thing done. Arkansas you have a. Six and, a half percent. Sales tax so you will save on that? But but The these legislators don't know how to retail in Arkansas what is. Tax free would be clothing and footwear right but they've, got to be less than one, hundred, dollars Clothing accessories what's that Less, than. Fifty dollars Not quite sure. What it's. All about let's see who else? Do, we have here Missouri your tax rate, is, four, point two. Two five same.
"national retail federation" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"You can't outlive and to save, the social security system it's really that simple and the goal of talking with congress is an important one because it is public policy that is responsible for addressing all of this And yet so often people think their congress does nothing or, that they're. The problem not the solution and in fact there are some occasions where congress does, the right thing does something really terrific and it's really important, that we aknowledge that wherever we can. And so I'm, very happy to welcome to the program congressman Derek Kilmer he's from Washington state's, six district I was, like to let, everybody realize some of the background on my guests that I, bring onto the program so let me share. With you that the congressman is the son. Of two schoolteachers his undergraduate. Degrees from Princeton his doctorate is from Oxford prior to joining congress he worked for McKinsey and later the Economic Development Board for Tacoma Pierce county congressman Kilmer was a state legislator before being. Elected to congress in. Two thousand twelve and he was awarded the US navy distinguished public service award which is the navy's highest civilian honor he was awesome A hero of main street. By the national retail federation congressman Kilmer thank you so, much for joining. Us today hey you bet good. To be with you so we spend a lot of time on this program talking about exponential technologies and how. Rapidly developing innovation is really changing pretty much every aspect of life in America one of those notions is the. Subject of game affiliation getting. People to do something, that's typically regarded as a chore and turning it into a game, because the. More fun we can make things the more likely we are to do them and, you wrote a very important piece of legislation in congress called, the prize linked savings account tell us. What that does Well it was based off of some research that found a couple of things I found that asset. Poor people will buy emerge Not surprisingly unlikely to save money. In fact oftentimes they didn't have a savings account And then on top of that the research found that people were. Disproportionately likely, to play the watery which makes things From a savings standpoint Research asked the question that, you just, heat up which is is there a way to take the excitement of gambling and playing the lottery and apply it to saving came up with this concept. Known as privately savings, and the notion was when, you start an account you, would.
"national retail federation" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Can't outlive and to save the, social security system it's really that simple and the goal of talking with congress is an important one because it is public policy that is responsible, for addressing all of this And yet so often people think the congress does nothing, or that. They're the problem not the solution and in fact there are some occasions where congress, does the right thing does something really terrific and it's really, important that we acknowledge that wherever we. Can and so, I'm very happy to welcome to the program congressman Derek Kilmer he's from Washington, state's six district I was like to let everybody realize some of the background on my guests that I, bring onto the program so let me share. With you that the congressman is the. Son of two schoolteachers his. Undergraduate degrees from Princeton his doctorate from Oxford prior to joining congress he worked for McKinsey and later the Economic Development Board for Tacoma Pierce county congressman Kilmer was a state legislator before being. Elected to congress in. Two thousand twelve and he was awarded the US navy's distinguished public service award which is the navy's highest civilian honor he was awesome And a. Hero of main, street by the national retail federation congressman Kilmer thank you so much for joining, us today hey you bet good to be with you so. We spend a lot of time on this program talking, about exponential technologies. And how rapidly developing innovation is. Really changing pretty much every aspect of life in America one of those notions is the subject of gamification getting. People to do something that's typically regarded as a chore and turning it into a game because the more fun we can make things. The more likely we, are to do them and you wrote a very important piece of, legislation in. Congress called the prize linked savings account tell us what that does sure well it, was based offers some research that found a couple of things, I it found that asset poor people. Will buy emerge Not surprisingly unlikely to save. Money, in fact oftentimes they didn't have a savings account At all and then on top of that, the research found that poor people were disproportionately. Likely to, gamble and play the lottery which often The wrong direction from a, savings standpoint So this research asked, the question, that you just heat up which is is there a way to take the excitement of gambling and playing? The lottery and apply it to saving so they came..
"national retail federation" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Brit's work for jaguar land rover well over two hundred and sixteen million americans celebrated that's about eighty per seven eighty seven percent celebrated independence day yesterday they spent approximately seven billion dollars on food for cookouts a lot of that being greasy hamburger and hotdogs on picnics according to the national retail federation it's the fact that largest amount in the history of the fourth of july survey but down from last year's seven point one billion the reason for the decline include higher gas prices and the holiday falling in the middle of the week we'll have you been watching the world cup i have very interesting i always like watching the world cup did you know that there's a little game that goes on underneath the surface of world cup nike versus adidas in a world cup brimming with upsets nike looks on track to defeat soccer juggernaut and archrival adidas in the closely watched jersey sponsorship battle this slush decorates the outfits of brazil france and england the sides in the quarterfinals most favored by betting website to win the world cup plus koi shop well adidas also has some teams laughed in there but there's the nike and if we look at the two stocks all right nike had a huge week last week it's a member of the dow broke out big time i wanna say last thursday or friday could new all time highs on the other hand adidas add y y is hitting it's done about twenty five percent from blow us amid tied recently nike do is all right the thing stock you gotta talk about oh amazon mike von flex where.
"national retail federation" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"And forty thousand british based employees forty thousand brits were court jaguar land rover well over two hundred and sixteen million americans celebrated that's about eighty percent and eighty seven percent celebrated independence day yesterday they spent approximately seven billion dollars on food for cookouts a lot of that being greasy hamburger and hotdogs and picnics according to the national retail federation it's the second largest amount in the history of the fourth of july survey but down from last year's seven point one billion in the reason for the decline include higher gas prices and the holiday falling in the middle of the week we'll have you been watching the world cup i have very interesting i always like watching the world cup did you know that there's a little game that goes on underneath the surface of the world cup nike versus adidas in a world cup brimming with upsets nike looks on track to defeat soccer juggernaut and archrival adidas in the closely watched jersey sponsorship battle this slush decorates the outfits of brazil france and england the sides in the quarterfinals most favored by betting website to win the world cup plus croatia well adidas also has some teams laughs in there but if there's nike and if we look at the two stocks right nike had a huge week last week it's a member of the dow broke out big time i wanna say last thursday or friday could new all time highs on the other hand adidas add y y is hitting it's done about twenty five percent from the low its high recently nike do i all right the bank stuff you gotta talk about oh amazon mike.
"national retail federation" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"The better that's john done former co chair of 'em chams quebec chapter he says they represent smaller businesses that need to be able to ship things freely across the border we're trying to make the politicians realize okay guys you know this is a fact thing not just the big players but everybody some bigger companies are represented by groups like the national retail federation it's spent about a half million dollars this year lobbying on nafta issues and against president trump's tariffs lobbyist david french says they've met with officials at the white house and commerce department and members of congress talking house and senate leadership and many of them privately share a lot of our frustration with the direction of these very disruptive negotiating tactics french says the national retail federation has endorsed legislation that would give congress a say on presidential tariffs in washington i'm nancy marshall genzer for marketplace it may not always be apparent to us but economic trends here at home even positive ones can have negative effects abroad we're starting to see that in the connie's from brazil to china global markets are not responding well here to help us understand what's going on is crisslow chief economist with f t ten financial in new york good morning chris good morning sabrina can you explain to everyone how things improving here in the us interest rates rising growth accelerating how that puts pressure on the rest of the world yeah you you know we reached the point where our business cycle is is mature labor market is tight the unemployment rate at a forty seven year low the federal reserve of course is raising interest rates in the whole point of raising interest rates is to drain dollars from the financial system when the fed drains dollars from the system they don't.
"national retail federation" Discussed on AP News
"To the national retail federation the trade groups reiterating its forecasts for holiday sales to rise by up to four percent more than onethird of shoppers survey by the group had planned to make all their purchases on sale over the five days of thanksgiving to cyber monday that similar to last year end up from eleven percent in 2015 choppers so far showing a desire for he'll but they also appear to be buying on a whim the mercury search firm npd groups says seeing more impulse spending and self gifting digital media company buzzfeed is cutting 8 percent of us employees or about one hundred jobs as it changes its business model in a bid to boost revenue it's also cutting an unspecified number of uk jobs the company has seventeen 100 employees worldwide a spokesman for new yorkbased buzzfeed confirmed the layoffs on wednesday the layoffs were first reported by the wall street journal which said buzzfeed missed its revenue target for this year in a memo to employees buzzfeed ceo jona parretti's of the jobs being cut in the us were only on the business side there's more evidence of a strengthening economy ap correspondent ben thomas reports on a new economic report the labor department says consumer spending rose a solid threetenths percent in october while consumer incomes also showed healthy growth of fourtenths percent the rising consumer spending came despite a slight drop in spending on durable goods things such as automobiles a decline that was offset by spending on nondurable goods such as food clothing and items not expected to last three years as well as services which cover things such as doctor visits than utility bills consumer spending accounts for seventy percent of economic activity and the report shows some healthy momentum to start the.
"national retail federation" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The holiday season zip sales growth and amazon is the top destination for people to begin holiday shopping according to a september study by market research firm and pd group with the jobless raid added a seventeen year low of four point one percent and consumer confidence stronger than a year ago analysts project healthy cells increases for november and december the national retail federation tree group expects sales for that period to at least match last year's rise of three point six percent and estimates online spending and other non store sales will rise eleven to fifteen percent and targets ceo brian cornell recently noted that up to sixty billion in consumer spending will be up for the taking in the next few years and said the chain has been picking up market share in such areas is clothing and greg foreign ceo of walmart's us division said that the retail giants holiday shopping season appear to be off to a good start got things going in the first minute so thanksgiving was an online sales event that featured a range of deals from toys to tvs to slow cookers and go home many gadgets the thanksgiving weekend when soares goal allowed to attract shoppers can be an indication of how well they'll do through the season sixty nine percent of americans intend to shop at some point during the five day period from thanksgiving two cyber monday according to a survey released by the national retail federation although it expects black friday to remain the busiest day was about a hundred and fifteen million people planning to shopped that end it seems that noone is save from sexual harassment allegations not even team mascots the los angeles kings mascot mainly was sued yesterday for allegedly groping someone's buttocks in a staples center elevator in two thousand sixteen may so griffin's los angeles superior court lawsuit names as defendants tim smith and his employer the suit seeks unspecified damages the suit state slide griffin worked for one of the vendors that provides food in the.
"national retail federation" Discussed on WGN Radio
"For black friday the national retail federation mates one hundred sixty four million people was shop and over the weekend here between now and cyber monday the biggest day however is still black friday with an estimated one hundred and fifteen million people expected to do some shopping in chicago protests are expected to be back on michigan avenue for a third straight year the split began back in 2015 after the release of the look one mcdonald's shooting video hundreds of protesters blocked traffic ogd north michigan avenue they four stores in the high end shopping district to close early last year the number of demonstrators dropped significantly however organizers say this year they are expecting uh a high turnout due to opposition to president trump and speaking of president trump he got in touch with the military during a teleconference call to military people serving across the seas he says that the military equipment the us has is a bit better than what we sell our allies he spoke at a us coast guard station of florida this thanksgiving trump says unique about an hour and how i can turn trump is spending thanksgiving at his private club in palm beach florida you could soon see whether you interacted with russian propaganda on facebook and instagram in the 2016 election facebook announced a new portal i will let users see which facebook pages are instagram accounts they lighter followed that were linked to the internet research agency the internet research agency as the troll farm would rise to the russian government facebook estimates that close to one hundred fifty million americans may have been exposed to content from it between june fifteen and august of twenty seven t h hey balloon has blown into a tree and popped at the maze macy's thanksgiving day parade earlier today no one was injured a reporter saw it happen and it was a candy cape balloon it wasn't one of those big ones that the parade is known for the last time a balloon popped at the macy's thanks giving day parade was back in twenty five that was a giant balloon in it hit a.
"national retail federation" Discussed on WTVN
"The first year the sales tax holiday to years ago saved consumers about three point three million dollars according to the university of cincinnati alex burns is with the ohio council of retail a'merchant expecting a boost this year the national retail federation expects that ten percent increase in sales now one this time last year another nearly identical sales tax holiday is set up for this time next year jarrett alley news radio 610 wtvn a newly released reports shows the impact of the 2016 republican national convention on cleveland tourism economics which also prepare similar reports the democratic national convention and the olympics showed the city benefited by one hundred eighty eight point four million dollars another study by cleveland state university but the impact at one hundred forty two point two million a wedding gown maker breaking its vows to a lot of brides including some in central ohio dressmaker alfred angelo telling many customers what they feared they won't be getting their bridal gowns after all unless esa john the company's website says all orders which haven't been delivered will remain unfulfilled alford angelo file for bankruptcy several weeks ago abruptly closing at sixty source leaving countless bribes to scramble to find addresses some with just months or weeks to go before the big day it's telling customers who believe they are owed money to fill out a proof of claim form but says there are no guarantees of refunds daria albinger abc news alford angelo had eight central ohio location in dublin that closed as well i'm scott jennings trickery b six first warning weather forecast coming up in sixty.
"national retail federation" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Kfi am 640 it's the bill handel show bills on vacations back tomorrow and we're doing handle on the news but but here's something that's trending food facts were the fourth of july this blows me away quoted an national retail federation we will spend collectively for food today seven point one billion dollars over half the country one hundred sixty two million people will take part in a cookout or a picnic and you wanna know what the average spending per person for these cookout and picnics to tweet now do anything if you have this in front of you know i actually i had the the first his stats i don't know this third one take a guess at person for the cookout sin picnics on july fourth seventeen dollars and forty two cents net justin the perp i'm going to say eighty four dollars now seventy three dollars a person that old people laleh yeah i dunno if i like people that much i don't understand how you spend that much money on cookout food amused are rearing all looted would even with even with even if you have a drink an entire six pack per person have you get you drink a six pack three shots of tequila you eat three hot dogs to hamburgers a gallon of potato salad as all daddy's bottle of bourbon gets them there right oh well all right at spicy is everybody just is it all is everybody's cookout did like four gras and japanese whisky as literally that's really sushi alright kkob beef all right here we go we do need to respectful moment of silence here as we go into the story please stevie ryan is dead at the age of thirty three she was a of started is a viral youtube video star ed got a show on vh one called stevie tv she did all the impressions right she did kim kardashian and amy winehouse a very funny justin bieber impression that she had and poorly she hanged herself on the first of july as very sad and the other thing about her i feel like this is a window maybe into her heart because on the one hand you may think oh you know someone who does justin bieber impressions on youtube it's maybe a little frivolous or whatever but her last tweet was about remembering her grandfather.
"national retail federation" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Kfi am 640 it's the bill handel show pilsen vacations back tomorrow and we're doing handle on the news but but here's something that's trending food facts for the fourth of july this blows me away quoted an national retail federation we will spend collectively for food today seven point one billion dollars over half the country a hundred sixty two million people will take part in a cookout or a picnic and you wanna know what the average spending per person for these cookout and picnics to wait now do any of you have this in front of you know i actually had the the first his stats i don't know this third one take a guess at person for the cookout sin picnics on july fourth seventeen dollars and forty two cents net justin the perp i'm going to say eighty four dollars now seventy three dollars a person eto lotta people while la yeah i dunno if i like people that much i don't understand how you spend that much money on cookout food is that i reread all looted will even with even with even if you have a drink an entire six pack per person have you get right i you drink a six pack three shots of tequila you eat three hot dogs to hamburgers a gallon of potato salad side as all that he's bottle of bourbon gets in there right oh all well right whose area that spicy his everybody just is it all is everybody's cookout did like four gras in japanese whisky as early that's really goes sushi alright kkob beef all right here we go we do need to respectful moment of silence here as we go into the story please stevie ryan is dead at the age of thirty three she was a of started as a viral youtube video star ed got a show on vh one called stevie tv she did all the impressions right she did kim kardashian and amy winehouse of very funny justin bieber impression that she had and parents she hanged herself on the first of july as very sad and the other thing about her i feel like this is a window maybe into her heart because on the one hand you make i think oh you know someone who does justin bieber impressions on youtube it's maybe a little frivolous or whatever but her last tweet was about remembering her grandfather.