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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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McDonald’s Halts Lobbying Against Minimum Wage Hikes

McDonald’s Halts Lobbying Against Minimum Wage Hikes – POLITICO Fast-food giant McDonald’s boosted congressional Democrats’ efforts to hike the minimum wage Tuesday by telling the National Restaurant Association that it will no longer participate in lobby efforts against minimum-wage hikes …

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Legalized Marijuana Gives Hiring Managers A Headache

Legalized Marijuana Gives Hiring Managers A Headache – The Wall Street Journal Companies facing a shortage of employees from health-care workers to forklift operators are confronting a new challenge: finding candidates who can pass drug tests in states that have …

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The Case For Big Business

The Case For Big Business – The Wall Street Journal Democrats and Republicans seem to have irreconcilable views on economics, but on one point they agree: Small business is better than big. KFC Aims To Keep Its China Edge With …

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