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April 2017 Issue

Business Management

U.S. Energy Industry Is Changing the World

A resurgent oil and gas industry—transitioning from scarcity of supply to indefinite abundance, and revolutionized by U.S shale with new business models and increased data use—is at the epicenter of global geopolitical change, a major industry event heard.   The fifth-annual Energy Symposium, hosted by the University of Oklahoma Price College of...

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National Retail Federation Launches Next Phase of Campaign Against Border Adjustment Tax

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on National Retail Federation Launches Next Phase of Campaign Against Border Adjustment Tax

The National Retail Federation (NRF) will launch the next phase of a television and digital ad campaign against House Republicans’ proposed border adjustment tax (BAT), building on the success of satirical “As Seen on TV” ads that described the BAT as...

PMAA: Supreme Court Denies Trump Regarding WOTUS

April 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on PMAA: Supreme Court Denies Trump Regarding WOTUS

The Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s motion to pause the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) litigation in spite of Trump’s recent executive order compelling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) to...

PMAA: Lawmaker Introduces Rest Area Privatization Bill

April 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on PMAA: Lawmaker Introduces Rest Area Privatization Bill

Representative Jim Banks introduced legislation (H.R. 1990) that would permit commercial services such as convenience stores and restaurants at interstate rest areas.   The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) is concerned that...

Vendor View: The New Retail Fuel Customer Base

April 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: The New Retail Fuel Customer Base

Sourced from “Fueled for Thought” by Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation   Twenty years ago, the business buzz phrase was “paradigm shift.” Today, the buzzword is “disruption.” Whatever the term, the notion is worth...

Trump Administration Could Change What We Drive

April 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Trump Administration Could Change What We Drive

At the New York Auto Show, USA Today reports that many of the newer models making their debut are “larger and thirstier, reflecting a new era in which the Trump administration may ease gas-mileage targets and slow the adoption of other...

PMAA: Tax Reform Takes Center Stage

April 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on PMAA: Tax Reform Takes Center Stage

Despite talk about Republican plans to restart their health care effort, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady says that tax reform will take center stage.    President Trump has promised to detail a tax plan in the coming weeks....

Senate Holds Hearing on Small Businesses and the Regulatory Process

April 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Senate Holds Hearing on Small Businesses and the Regulatory Process

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee recently held a hearing to consider the financial impact of regulations on small businesses and to examine how entrepreneurs confront and shape regulations.    In his opening statement,...

PMAA: Congress Would Prefer to Avoid Fight Over Swipe Fees

April 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on PMAA: Congress Would Prefer to Avoid Fight Over Swipe Fees

Although Republicans are eager to repeal Dodd-Frank, the financial legislation mega-package that was passed in 2010, many would prefer to avoid touching the Durbin Amendment, which lowered debit card interchange fees. Why? As a financial regulation analyst...

PEI Publishes First 2017 Safety Video: Service Vehicle Safety

April 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured NewsComments Off on PEI Publishes First 2017 Safety Video: Service Vehicle Safety

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video of 2017.   “Service Vehicle Safety,” based on the popular “Dos and Don’ts” series of PEI safety tips, offers video examples...