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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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Paid Family Leave Will Support Working Families

Paid Family Leave Will Support Working Families – National Review Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum makes the case for Republicans to embrace a federal paid leave program. Santorum argues that the party should “focus squarely on working families.” The Geography …

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The Tax-Code Shift That’s Changing Liberal Activism

The Tax-Code Shift That’s Changing Liberal Activism – The Atlantic Nonprofit groups that used to focus their energies on litigation and education are structuring themselves to be political players. In An Age Of Conscious Consumerism, What Makes A Challenger Brand …

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About 3 weeks ago

Small-Business Confidence Stays At Near-Record High

Small-Business Confidence Stays At Near-Record High – The Wall Street Journal A strong labor market and high profit trends, along with historically low inflation, are keeping small-business owners’ confidence at near-record levels, setting the stage for a strong fourth quarter, …

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