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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: 1/26/2016

Can Labor Support Both Black Lives Matter And Police Unions? – Buzzfeed A look at how members in some of the largest and most prominent labor unions are calling on their leaders to end affiliations with police unions, and what …

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Food For Thought: 1/25/2016

Here’s What CEOs Can Do To Earn The Public’s Trust – The Huffington Post  A look at how business leaders can help better engender the public’s trust by tackling some of the major problems facing our cites, our country and …

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Food For Thought: 1/22/2016

The Great Brain Robbery: Economic Espionage Sponsored by the Chinese Government is Costing U.S. Corporations Hundreds of Billions of Dollars and More Than Two Million Jobs – CBS News A look at how China is employing an army of spies, …

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Food For Thought: 1/21/2016

Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers – NPR The majority of worker’s compensation claims involve pain medications, including opioids. That’s resulted in a sharp increase in employees returning to work struggling with addiction. NPR examines what …

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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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