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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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Uber Strikes Could Be The Start Of Something Bigger

Uber Strikes Could Be The Start Of Something Bigger – Bloomberg Service-worker unions could prove a lot more powerful than their predecessors. After A Messy Breakup With New York, Amazon Is Back With A Cashierless Go Store – The New York …

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Is This Economy Too Good To Be True?

Is This Economy Too Good To Be True? – The Washington Post The U.S. economy again defied expectations in April, as another month of strong hiring and falling unemployment forced experts to reevaluate just how good the economy can get …

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Where The Good Jobs Are

Where The Good Jobs Are – The New York Times For people without a college degree, finding work that offers decent pay can be a challenge. The solution may require a change in scenery. Women Wanted: Blue-Collar Fields Find New …

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Why Don’t Restaurants Unionize?

Why Don’t Restaurants Unionize? – The New Food Economy In a very long, but well researched post for the progressive NewFoodEconomy.org, the author explores the challenges associated with union organizing in the restaurant industry. Labor Dept. Says Workers At A …

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