Obama administration moves forward to implement health care law, ban discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions

The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act also would make it easier for consumers to compare health plans and employers to promote and encourage employee wellness.…

Food Recalls Increase

As food safety procedures have become more demanding, the number of product recalls has also increased Supermarket News reports. “I think there’s been a lot more recalls since there’s been final product testing that’s being conducted, a lot of times at the retail level,” said Dan Vache, vice president of supply chain management at United…

NACS Asks Congress to Consider Expanding U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Production

Last week, NACS, along with other oil and natural gas organizations, sent a joint letter to congressional leaders asking for a pro-growth solution to the fiscal cliff crisis. The letter stated that “any solution embraces a pro-growth objective focusing on job creation and avoids targeted tax increases on particular industries. “Throughout the economic downturn, America’s…

NRF Warns White House on Cliff

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued a statement from president and CEO Matthew Shay on the new White House report, The Middle-Class Tax Cut’s Impact on Consumer Spending & Retailers: “It is encouraging to see the administration’s acknowledgement that retailers and their customers will be among the hardest hit if our elected officials fail…

AAA: Consumers Confused by E15

A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline.

 An overwhelming 95% of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to…