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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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Conservatives For Labor

Conservatives For Labor – The New York Times As conservative policy experts have begun imagining a post-Trump Republican Party, some are arguing that it should drop its longtime antipathy to unions. ‘A Tale Of 2 Recessions’: As Rich Americans Get …

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The Service Economy Meltdown

The Service Economy Meltdown – The New York Times As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most. With Washington Deadlocked On Aid, States Face Dire Fiscal …

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Stiffing Workers On Wages Grows Worse With Recession

Stiffing Workers On Wages Grows Worse With Recession – The New York Times According to a paper released Thursday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a liberal think tank, the rate at which workers suffered violations of minimum-wage law …

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