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Payroll tax hike may not have hit spending

Economists expect February retail sales to be up somewhere between 0.3% and 0.5% when the Commerce Department issues its monthly report on Wednesday, in spite of earlier concerns that the Jan. 1 payroll tax increase would chill spending. "We all…

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Retailers added new workers in February

U.S. employers added 236,000 jobs last month, 23,700 of them in retail, according to the Labor Department. Retailers in all sectors except electronics and appliance stores increased jobs in February, including general merchandise stores, which added 4,000 employees. Full story.

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Why ADA complaints are increasing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the number of complaints filed under Americans with Disabilities Act has increased by more than 50% in the last five years. Recent ADA amendments have broadened the definition of disability and made it more…

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