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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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White House Seeks Ways To Get More People To Work

White House Seeks Ways To Get More People To Work – The Wall Street Journal A new report promotes policies to increase labor-force participation as millions of baby boomers retire. C.E.O.s Vote Republican With Their Wallets – The New York Times …

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About 6 days ago

Has Online Shopping Actually Saved Us Any Money?

Has Online Shopping Actually Saved Us Any Money? – The Washington Post The rise of online shopping has also exacerbated income inequality, the researchers found. Higher-income households enjoy about three times the gains of lower-income ones, relative to their spending. …

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About 2 weeks ago

The Overlooked, Bleak Future Of Work For Women

The Overlooked, Bleak Future Of Work For Women – Axios The most visible faces in the predicted coming wave of job displacement belong to the likes of factory workers and truck drivers – primarily men threatened by robots and AI. …

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