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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: 2/22/2016

Inside Jeb Bush’s $150 Million Failure – Politico  Politico offers an in-depth exploration of the reasons why Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign failed, and how the mechanics of that failure may impact politics and government far beyond this election cycle.   …

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Food For Thought: 2/19/2016

What Happened to the Business Community’s Clout? – Washington City Paper The Washington City Paper looks at the success of the labor activist agenda at the local level in Washington, D.C., blaming the decline in the business community’s ability to …

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Food For Thought: 2/18/2016

Why Pay Employees to Exercise When You Can Threaten Them? – Bloomberg News As healthcare costs continue to rise, more and more companies are working to encourage their employees to join wellness campaigns. As Bloomberg reports, it’s penalties rather than …

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Food For Thought: 2/17/2016

How restaurants can ride the celebrity wave – Nations Restaurant News In the wake of several high-profile mentions of restaurant brands by celebrities, Nation’s Restaurant News examines how some companies are taking advantage of these often unintended moments of pop …

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Food For Thought: 2/16/2016

What’s at Stake in an Economy with Low Oil Prices – Harvard Business Review In the past, low oil prices have been seen as a boon. But, prices have now dropped so low so quickly that both companies and countries’ …

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Food For Thought: 2/15/2016

One Solution for the Federal Minimum Wage: Five Minimum Wages – The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal examines a new proposal for the federal minimum wage, one that involves a tier system based on the cost of living …

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Food For Thought: 2/12/2016

America’s Fittest Cities Are Also Its Richest – The Atlantic  Many believe that people are healthier in warm, sunny places like Los Angeles or Miami. But, new research shows it’s money, not climate, that matters when it comes to health. …

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