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At NACDS meeting, a focus on helping others

Robert Narveson, incoming chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, says he is "absolutely convinced of the power of community pharmacy to dramatically improve the welfare of humanity." At the annual NACDS meeting, he said, "As the demand…

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Deciphering the Affordable Care Act

Small businesses face confusing issues related to the Affordable Care Act, Karen Klein writes. For example, the law does not allow companies to offer different health care packages to exempt and non-exempt workers. If a company has more than 50…

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President Obama supports online sales tax bill

President Barack Obama supports the Marketplace Fairness Act after hearing from governors, mayors and business owners around the country who say the measure is needed to level the playing field for brick-and-mortar merchants and shore up state coffers, White House…

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Employers post the most job openings since 2009

Employers posted 3.9 million job openings in February, more than any other month since June 2009, according to the Labor Department. There are now about three jobless Americans for every opening, compared with about seven per opening in 2009. Fully…

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Retailers embrace tablet-based checkout

Some retailers are replacing the cash register with a tablet-based checkout system, adding accessories that enhance appearance and improve functionality, such as letting the tablet swivel or hang on a wall. In Seattle, Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream uses an…

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