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May 2017 Issue

Business Management

NRF Welcomes House Action to Repeal Obamacare

The National Retail Federation (NRF) today (May 4) applauded the House for passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   “Nothing in health care is ever easy or simple, but the House has shown its commitment to closing the book on Obamacare,” said NRF Senior Vice ...

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NACS: Who Sells America’s Fuel?

May 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Who Sells America’s Fuel?

Americans fuel up their cars about four to five times every month at the estimated 150,000 fueling stations across the United States, but who owns these fueling locations? It’s highly unlikely that it’s an oil company and very likely it’s a one-store...

NRF Calls on House to Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

May 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Calls on House to Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

The National Retail Federation (NRF) called on the House to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying lawmakers should take advantage of a “real opportunity” rather than continue to debate details of the bill and risk failing to obtain sufficient votes...

U.S. Rig Count Grows 107% Year-Over-Year in April

May 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on U.S. Rig Count Grows 107% Year-Over-Year in April

Platts RigData, a forecasting and analytics unit of S&P Global Platts, has announced that the U.S. rig count for April 2017 was 971, up 70 (8%) from March 2017, and up 502 (107%) from April 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters...

API: U.S. Natural Gas and Oil Infrastructure Could Support Over 1 Million Jobs, Study Says

May 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on API: U.S. Natural Gas and Oil Infrastructure Could Support Over 1 Million Jobs, Study Says

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a new study that shows private investment in U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could create over 1 million U.S. jobs.   “By 2035, if the right regulatory policies are in place, private investment...

NRF: Repeal of Swipe Fee Reform Would “Undermine Transparency and Competition” and Harm Consumers

May 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF: Repeal of Swipe Fee Reform Would “Undermine Transparency and Competition” and Harm Consumers

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has called on the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform as it considers approval of the Financial Choice Act.   “Debit card swipe fee reform has brought...

NPGA Expo Attracts Record Number of Exhibitors; Recognized Among Trade Show Executive’s “Fastest 50”

May 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on NPGA Expo Attracts Record Number of Exhibitors; Recognized Among Trade Show Executive’s “Fastest 50”

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) released figures for its 70th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, which took place April 21 – 23, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 4,000 individuals...

API Welcomes Trump Administration Action to Prioritize Domestic Energy Production

April 28, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on API Welcomes Trump Administration Action to Prioritize Domestic Energy Production

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the Trump administration’s executive action to advance domestic energy production.    “We are pleased to see this administration prioritizing responsible U.S....

API: President Trump’s 100 Days Highlights America’s Energy Renaissance

April 28, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on API: President Trump’s 100 Days Highlights America’s Energy Renaissance

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard said President Trump is making good on his campaign promise to create jobs and strengthen America’s economy by removing roadblocks to our nation’s energy renaissance.   “We are...

Senate Confirms Trump’s Labor Nominee

April 28, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Senate Confirms Trump’s Labor Nominee

President Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Alexander Acosta was confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 60 to 38.   During the Senate HELP Committee confirmation hearing, Senate Democrats grilled Acosta on numerous Department of Labor (DOL) regulations,...