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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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Food For Thought: 3/31/2016

Ask an Economist: Will a Minimum Wage Hike Help or Hurt Workers – US News U.S. News talks to Jeff Clemens, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego and a faculty research fellow at the …

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Food For Thought: 3/30/2016

Why California is The Perfect Lab for a Minimum Wage Hike – The Week California is the eighth largest economy in the world, comprised of many different demographic groups and great variances between economic conditions in different geographic areas. As the headline …

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Food For Thought: 3/29/2016

Georgia’s Governor Sets a Wise Example for Tolerance – NY Times The business community won a rare battle in the long-running Civil War within the Republican party against the social activist wing when Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a “religious …

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Food For Thought: 3/28/2016

Is California’s move to a $15 minimum wage a good idea? – LA Times California is poised to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Hiltzik lays out the case that this new policy, …

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Another Battle of Atlanta

By Joe Kefauver   For many small business owners, the ongoing feud for control of the Republican Party has largely come, unfortunately, at their expense. Over the last ten years or so we have witnessed the balance of power within …

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Food For Thought: 3/25/2016

Members of Congress Will Also be Stung by New Overtime Regs – The Hill In an ironic development, many of the members of Congress who supported new overtime regulations are now having to contend with the impacts of that legislation …

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