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Amazon Charging Sales Tax in More States

sales tax

Amazon now charges state sales tax in every state that has one. That means, as of April 1, Amazon started paying state sales taxes in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, CNN Money reports. The only states where the company ... Read More »

Small Businesses and the Regulation Struggle

No surprise here: Government rules can cost small businesses big time. New research from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows that overregulation increasingly costs small business owners time, effort and money. The sheer quantity of regulations is a ... Read More »

Delay Likely for Sherwin-Williams’ Purchase of Valspar

Valspar

The Sherwin-Williams Co. announced this week that its deal to buy The Valspar Corp. likely won’t close as soon as planned. When the two U.S. paint companies publicized the purchase agreement in March 2016, they expected the $11.3 billion deal to go ... Read More »

Banks, Retailers Spar Over Credit Card Swipe Fees

swipe fees

Financial institutions and retailers are revisiting a disagreement over limits on credit card swipe fees, Reuters reports. The Dodd-Frank Act, which became law in 2010, established regulations within the financial services industry. One of those regulations was a limit on how much ... Read More »

Business Organizations Weigh in on Executive Order

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order regarding federal agency regulations that he says will have a positive impact on small business operations. The executive order signed Jan. 30 mandates that federal agencies must present two regulations to be eliminated ... Read More »

Walmart Canada and Visa Compromise, Resume Business

Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada and Visa have reached an undisclosed agreement on credit card fees that the retailer faces from the credit card company. The agreement comes months after Walmart banned the payment form in select stores in Canada. However, Walmart still believes ... Read More »

Check Out These Employee Development Resources

human resources

Retailers looking for guidance on how to coach underperforming employees or what to do when firing can find suggestions in Hardware Retailing’s January 2017 article “Employee, We’ve Got a Problem.” In addition, Hardware Retailing collected the following list of resources to answer further questions about how to properly ... Read More »

Employee, We’ve Got a Problem! Coaching or Firing Underperformers

To view a PDF of this story, click here.  By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org  Employee, We’ve Got a Problem! Justin looked really good on paper when you hired him three months ago, but he’s been a headache ever since. You know ... Read More »