Monthly Archives: January 2016

Busy Week Ahead For California Legislature

Several noteworthy measures face must-pass votes this week in the California Legislature. Bills that were introduced last year but failed to pass their “house of origin” must win that passage by Friday. Among the more notable measures expected to come up: •a bill mandating double-pay for working on Thanksgiving •a sales tax exemption on diapers •a $50/month diaper voucher for many families with babies on welfare •a measure that would no longer allow cop-killers to be given compassionate medical release on parole •a requirement that cleaning products disclose their ingredients on...
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Oil Prices May Take Three Years to Normalize, BMO’s Downe Says

It's unrealistic to expect a speedier rebound, CEO says Oil slump has hallmarks of `significant downturn' of 1986. Oil prices won’t return to more normal levels for two or three years, and those expecting a speedy rebound from this month’s 12-year lows are being unrealistic, Bank of Montreal Chief Executive Officer William Downe said. “It’s unrealistic to believe it’s going to snap back," Downe said in an interview Friday in Davos, Switzerland. “Prices will normalize and then start to move up.” Read more...
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Retail Orgs Give EPA Waste Management Proposals Mixed Reviews – See more at:

A group comprising the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Grocers Association (NGA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF), known collectively as the Retail Associations, has submitted comments in favor of proposals by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update waste management regulations. The proposed regulations may affect the handling of unsold consumer products and pharmaceuticals by retailers. - Read more...
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