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CHOICE Act – Big wins for retailers

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington D.C. The industry had some big wins last week …

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Caught Up in the Entitlement Reform Debate – Again

The President recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal and while some convenience store operators might applaud the perceived “belt tightening”, leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields. Most prominent among …

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Key lessons emerge from off-year elections

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships – Virginia and New Jersey – and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown …

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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY, 2: Baxter picks up objects and places them in a basket using a vacuum cup gripper attached to its arm during a demonstration at Rethink Robotics in Boston, Mass. 2013. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Midnight Reads – Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords – The New Yorker  A decade ago, industrial robots assisted workers in their tasks. Now workers –those who remain — assist the robots in theirs. As technology is making work faster, more efficient, and more …

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