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5 Post-Election Changes for Businesses


The election is over, so what’s next for businesses in the coming years? Donald Trump is the next president, some states are increasing minimum wages and a variety of other changes are ahead for U.S. companies. Do you know what to expect?  Inc. magazine offers …

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Business Owners Feel Weight of Economic Uncertainty


Small business owners have recently expressed more uncertainty about the economy than they have in over four decades, according to a Nov. 2 report from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). The information comes from the NFIB Uncertainty Index. The index shows …

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What Business Issues Will Be on State Ballots on Nov. 8?

Business Issues

A Quick Look Wage laws have inspired debate and concern all throughout 2016, and those conversations will continue into November’s general election. Multiple states will vote on proposed changes to minimum wage rules. A few states are considering other retail- …

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How Will Overtime Changes Affect Small Businesses?

overtime changes

Consultant Roberto Castellón, whose areas of expertise include finance, access to capital and business operations, spoke with Hardware Retailing about national overtime changes that are set to take effect Dec. 1. Castellón works for a Florida branch of America’s Small …

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U.S. House Passes Legislation to Delay Overtime Rule

House of Representatives

Retailers may have more time to prepare for the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule if a bill becomes law. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 246 to 177 in favor of legislation to delay the start date of the overtime …

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Lowe’s Australia Operations Wind Down, Despite Court Fight


Australian company Woolworths is selling off segments of its failed joint venture with Lowe’s in Australia, and a court has ruled against Lowe’s request to have a court-ordered outsider handle the liquidation. The joint venture has steadily lost money, and Lowe’s announced Jan. 18 that it was …

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Lowe’s Vies for Transparency About Sale of Australian Venture


Lowe’s is asking a federal court to require Woolworths to be transparent about how it is selling the assets of their joint venture in Australia. Woolworths, Lowe’s business partner in Australia, is rushing to sell properties and masses of product before closing dozens of their Masters Home …

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