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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About 4 weeks ago

The War Inside 7-Eleven

The War Inside 7-Eleven – Bloomberg From Bloomberg: The company has been battling its store owners for years. It seems to have found a new tool: U.S. immigration authorities. Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes – Bloomberg  From the Bloomberg …

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About 1 month ago

Is America Running Out Of Workers?

Is America Running Out Of Workers? – The Wall Street Journal The latest NFIB survey shows small firms still trying to find all the new employees they want. Democrats To Probe Labor Department On Tips, Child Labor – Bloomberg Law House …

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About 1 month ago

Rust Belt Defeats Are A 2020 Warning For Trump

Rust Belt Defeats Are A 2020 Warning For Trump – Bloomberg Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan swept the races for Senate and governor, and picked up valuable House seats, defeating Trump-backed Republicans at all levels. Whether it’s a fleeting …

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