WASHINGTON In an effort to help spur consumer spending at stores and restaurants in the coming year, the National Retail Federation has asked President-elect Barack Obama to include a series of national sales tax holidays in his promised economic stimulus package. The NRF requested in a letter that Obama speedily declare three tax holidays in March, July and October that would last for 10 days each and encompass a wide range of purchases, including restaurant dining. Under the plan, ...

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