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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: 1/20/2016

Why Crude Oil Prices Keep Falling and Falling, in One Simple Chart – VOX An “easy-to-understand” explainer on the state of oil prices, including an educated guess at where prices are headed and what that means for various industries. Candidate Confessional – …

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Food For Thought: 1/19/2016

The Centre Cannot Hold: Two moderate members of Congress explain why they are leaving – The Economist Two moderate Congressmen (a Democrat and a Republican) retire and express despair over the current state of divisiveness and partisanship. A look at …

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Food For Thought: 1/18/2016

U.S. Growth and Employment Data Tell Different Stories – The New York Times Traditional Indicators like Gross Domestic Product and the Stock Market would say the economy is faltering. However, the economy is doing well thanks to the service sector …

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Food For Thought: 1/15/2016

U.S. Chamber Chief Warns of “Politically Stupid” Voices in White House Race – The Wall Street Journal  Tom Donahue’s comments reflect the growing frustration within the employer community that the leading voices in the Republican party are more concerned withdemagoguing divisive …

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Food For Thought: 1/14/2016

The Republican Party’s 50 State Solution – New York Times “The Koch Brothers understand the importance of controlling state legislatures. George Soros doesn’t.” The piece discusses how conservatives have found a way to dominate the national narrative, one state at a time. …

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Food For Thought: 1/13/2016

Voluntary Job-Quitting Climbs to the Highest Level Since 2008 – The Wall Street Journal  Voluntary Job-Quitting Climbs to Highest Level Since 2008, and what that means for the health of the economy.   Here’s the Most Unorthodox Idea From the …

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