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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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Food For Thought: 3/10/2016

When Political Parties Splinter – FiveThirtyEight With Donald Trump’s ascension fueling the potential for a GOP split, FiveThirtyEight looks at the history of political party splits in America and gives some educated guesses about how a schism could play out …

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Food For Thought: 3/8/2016

A Rust-Belt Revival – The Economist  The Economist looks at how new businesses are breathing life into some of America’s old industrial cities.   Blue Cities, Red States – The Los Angeles  The Los Angeles Times op-ed page outlines the …

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Lessons from Uber’s Playbook

By: Joe Kefauver (This article appears on ChainStoreAge.com) If you were an Uber user in Austin, Texas, this fall, you might have been surprised to see the option to take a horse and buggy instead of a car appear on your …

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Food For Thought: 3/7/2016

How Progressives Drive Income Inequality – The Wall Street Journal  The Wall Street Journal’s Larry Lindsey suggests that higher tax rates on the wealthy, a pillar of progressive ideology to address income inequality, actually has little to no effect on …

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Food For Thought: 3/4/2016

The Republican Party Is Shattering – The Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal Contributor Peggy Noonan opines that the Republican primary contest may destroy the party of Lincoln as we know it. She outlines the ways that this internal party …

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Food For Thought: 3/3/2016

Notable & Quotable: Minimum Wage – The Wall Street Journal  A prominent Seattle restaurant owner opines on the uncomfortable choices ahead as Seattle’s new minimum wage law begins to impact his business. The Party of Trump, and the Path Forward for Democrats – The …

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