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Small Businesses Unsure About Health Care

health care

Health care in the U.S. has been a prominent conversation in the media in recent weeks, and small businesses and how health care legislation currently impacts them are often involved. In a recent report by The New York Times, small ... Read More »

Sears Canada Looks to Sell, Lays off Thousands

Sears Canada

In June, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy protection and announced plans to close 59 locations and cut 2,900 jobs, according to Global News. Now, the company will begin reaching out to potential buyers while it’s under creditor protection, CBC News reports. The company plans to ... Read More »

Department of Labor Reconsiders Overtime Pay Increase

overtime pay

The Department of Labor announced it is requesting feedback from the Office of Management and Budget on a proposed policy that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay, reports The Washington Post. The policy was introduced by the ... Read More »

Long-Term Impact of Tariffs on Canadian Lumber Unclear

Tariffs the U.S. government implemented in late April on Canadian softwood lumber haven’t had a jarring impact on lumber prices in the U.S. so far, according to some American lumberyard owners. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross explained in an ... Read More »

Target CEO, Other Retail Leaders Take Sides on Border Tax

border adjustment tax

Target CEO Brian Cornell and Home Depot’s founders are among the retail leaders taking opposing sides on a proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) for imported products. If passed, the proposal “imposes a tax on imports while providing a credit for exports,” The New York Times ... Read More »

Sears Sues a Manufacturer, Loses Different Lawsuit

Sears Holdings

This week, Sears Holdings Corp. filed a lawsuit against one manufacturer and lost a suit brought by a different toolmaker. In a company blog post from May 15, Sears Holdings chairman and CEO Edward Lampert announced that the company would be “taking a ... Read More »

Battle Over Debit Card Swipe Fees Continues

debit card

A debit card swipe fee regulation that has saved business owners more than $40 billion over the past five years may be in danger of being repealed through a recently proposed bill, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). What is the ... Read More »

Home Depot Customer Information Exposed

Home Depot

A spreadsheet including about 8,000 Home Depot customers’ transaction details and personal information was briefly posted on a Home Depot website for an unknown length of time, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Although financial data was not included in the information, this comes a ... Read More »