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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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Meal Kit Companies Scramble To Dodge Disaster

Meal Kit Companies Scramble To Dodge Disaster – The Wall Street Journal Meal kits may make cooking easier, but getting a box of pre-portioned ingredients and instructions to a customer’s door is one of the most complicated logistics riddles in …

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The End Of The Democratic Century

The End Of The Democratic Century – Foreign Affairs A thought-provoking piece in Foreign Affairs explores the dynamics that are giving rise to authoritarian regimes on the global stage, and in doing so, are undermining the importance of democratic institutions …

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Employers Embrace Apps That Let Them Pay Daily

Employers Embrace Apps That Let Them Pay Daily – Bloomberg With wage growth still weak, new tech like Instant Financial is helping companies boost retention with hourly workers. How Investors Make Money When Companies Take Longer To Pay Their Bills …

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Record Pace for Website Accessibility Lawsuits

Record Pace for Website Accessibility Lawsuits – The Wall Street Journal Lawsuits accusing companies of failing to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities are being filed at a record pace this year, according to an analysis from law …

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The Winners And Losers In Retail’s Growing Divide

The Winners And Losers In Retail’s Growing Divide – GOVERNING Disruption in the retail sector is creating winners and losers – as fulfillment center jobs supplant retail associate or clerk positions. How A Small Worker-Owned Trust Could Transform Agricultural Labor …

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Tariffs Threaten Retailers’ Inventory Discipline

Tariffs Threaten Retailers’ Inventory Discipline – The Wall Street Journal Proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are forcing retailers to buy early for the holidays to beat the tax but that could leave them with bloated inventories. Chicago May Become Largest …

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