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Las Vegas Sun report on fatal shootout in failed robbery attempt

robbery eAn employee, a customer and a robber were hit by bullets in a shootout Saturday inside a small, family-owned jewelry store during a failed central valley heist, according to Metro Police.

The robber died and the employee was critically wounded, while the customer is expected to survive, Lt. Ray Spencer said. The other suspect is still at large.

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JWD MurphyMarlene MurphyTen years ago, Marlene Murphy - a demonstrable tech-expert with decades of results to her credit - put heads together with childhood friend and award-nabbing journalist-gemologist Diana Jarrett. Jewelry Website Designers, or JWD, (www.jewelrywebsitedesigners.com) was born from their good ideas that found its footing early on. Today, it’s a highly recommended jewelry industry website developer - for some pretty obvious reasons. JWD was founded by industry insiders who appreciate the particular challenges facing the jewelry trade.

NRF reports November retail sales increase 5 percent over 2017

NRF(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - November retail sales were up 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted from October and increased 5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, completing the first half of the holiday shopping season with spending on track to easily meet the National Retail Federation’s forecast. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

CAI Insurance alert - Holiday Crime Wave

CAI Insurance Agency, Inc. has been notified by Jewelers Security Alliance of multiple smash and grab robbers targeting Michigan jewelers. There has been seven robberies or attempts in the last five weeks. Other recent hits were in Ohio, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Retail jobs grew 18,600 in November

Accounted for 12 percent of nationwide job growth

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Retail industry employment in November increased by 18,600 jobs seasonally adjusted from October, accounting for 12 percent of the 155,000-job increase reported by the Labor Department for the economy overall, the National Retail Federation reported. Year-over-year, retail employment was down by 16,300 jobs unadjusted as a tight labor market made it difficult to fill positions. The retail numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.