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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 20, 2017

Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies

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Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs – March 20, 2017 By Michael J. Bologna Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is about to set a record that few in the tax policy arena thought would ever be achieved. Amazon, the national leader in e-commerce sales, is expected to vault past a record for state and local tax… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2016

Wrestling’s Queen Could Take a Chair to Her Federal Agency

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Bloomberg Business – December 14, 2016 by Patrick Clark A few years ago, economists started making noise about the decline of business dynamism. In the simplest terms, that’s the rate at which American entrepreneurs were launching new enterprises and folding old ones. In the late 1970s, when the U.S. Census started keeping track, almost 15 percent of businesses were less than… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 1, 2016

Messy Battles Over Energy Are on Ballot Across States

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Bloomberg Markets – November 1, 2016 by Ari Natter & Mark Chediak … As if choosing the next president of the U.S. wasn’t confusing enough, states from Nevada to Florida have energy measures on the ballot this year that have left many voters befuddled. In Florida there’s an amendment that would make solar energy a… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Banking | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 22, 2016

Blame the Banks for All Those Boring Chain Stores Ruining Your City

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Bloomberg Business – September 22, 2016 by Patrick Clark Commercial landlords are holding out for retailers that can boost property values and credit ratings. Not long after he leased out the shell of a once-iconic Phoenix steakhouse, developer Lorenzo Perez got an email from a broker. He learned that the new space, now home to an award-winning restaurant,… Continue reading