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Retail sales in 2018 could climb higher than forecast: NRF

Retail sales in 2018 are now forecast to climb higher than what had been expected thanks to U.S. tax reform and other upbeat economic indicators, according to an industry trade organization. Spending at retailers — excluding automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants — is predicted to climb at least 4.5 percent, …

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‘Time for the founder to move on’

A major Papa John’s franchisee group on Friday publicly urged the chain’s founder, John Schnatter, to move on from the company, as it continues to be rocked by the events following his use of the N-word on a conference call. Schnatter, who owns nearly 30 percent of the company, gave …

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