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Representatives grill the exec over marketplace practices

A new bill targets Amazon, others, ahead of Congressional hearings

Retail leaders don’t want all enforcement pressure on workers

New U.S. Jobless Figures Provide Retail Optimism — Maybe

Merchants are looking for any significant signs of economic rebound

Bipartisan legislation backed by major trade organizations

Attorneys for women suing Walmart on sex discrimination charges said more than 500 current and former female Walmart employees had filed claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Jan. 27, which was the deadline for women in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Georgia to do so, Bloomberg reported

About 12 percent of the nation's wage and salary workers were union members in 2011, flat with 2010, but down from 20 percent in 1983, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics news release.

A New York man is suing PepsiCo's Frito-Lay unit for deceptive advertising related to the company's "all-natural" labeling of Tostitos and SunChips, Reuters said.

A Florida Senate committee voted 4 to 2 to exclude soda, candy and other so-called junk food from the list of items that can be purchased with food stamps, The Miami Herald reported.

While the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the Dukes v. Walmart gender discrimination lawsuit last June, an expanded suit against the retailer has been filed in Texas, Business Insurance reported.

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