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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: 1/12/2016

The Evolving Paid Sick Leave Patchwork: 2016 Update – National Law Review A piece from the National Law Review that outlines the many variations of local paid sick leave laws popping up around the country.  As this list grows, will …

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Food For Thought: 1/11/2016

In Politics, Most Americans Feel They’re on the Losing Side – Pew Research Center In a new survey examining the public’s attitude’s towards government, more Americans today feel like their side is losing more often than winning in politics.   …

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Food For Thought: 1/8/2016

8 Things That Self-Made Billionaires Do Differently – Medium A deep dive into the backgrounds of some of the most successful American entrepreneurs to find some commonality about how they all achieved success.   Economists React to the December Jobs …

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Food For Thought: 1/7/2016

You Can’t Trust What You Read About Nutrition – Five Thirty Eight FiveThirtyEight looks at how studies examining the way foods influence health are inherently problematic. Interesting reading for those embarking on the latest “hot” diet – or those industries …

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Food For Thought: 1/6/2016

Wall Street, Techdom and the Hard Truth About Parental Leave – Bloomberg News In 2015, the percentage of large corporations offering paid leave jumped to 21 percent from 12 percent the previous year. That jump was fueled in large part …

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Food For Thought: 1/5/2016

The “Hollowing” of the Middle Class – Washington Post According to new research from the Pew Research Center, both upper and lower income households are growing at the expense of the middle class.   How Business Got Schooled – Fortune …

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