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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: What Follows the Fight for $15?

What Follows the Fight for $15? – The Atlantic The Atlantic looks at the next big goal for Seattle’s labor activist community; on-call scheduling.   Good News: Automation Already Destroyed Most of the Jobs – Vox Vox takes a deep …

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Food For Thought: 4/13/2016

 The anatomy of a fast food protest – The Washington Times  The Washington Times takes a deep dive into the strategy being used by America’s major labor unions to use the minimum wage issue to boost declining membership.   Labor costs …

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Food For Thought: 4/12/2016

The Primaries Puzzle – The Economist The Economist argues that the extreme partisanship of a drawn-out primary process threatens to undermine concensus-building that is necessary to actually govern or successfully move any major policy proposal forward in the future. In …

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Food For Thought: 4/11/2016

Obama Readies Flurry of Regulations – Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal looks at the Obama Administration’s move to implement a variety of regulations that the business community opposes. Why millennials make valuable franchise partners – Fast Casual Fast …

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Food For Thought: 4/8/2016

Local Family-Leave Initiatives Snowball – Nation’s Restaurant News Nation’s Restaurant News looks at the growing movement at the local and state government levels to pass family leave policies.   More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments – The …

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Food For Thought: 4/7/2016

A Better Way to Get to $15 – The New York Times  California and New York are headed for a minimum wage of $15 an hour, but they are taking different paths to get there. The New York Times editorial …

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