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States that truly bet on small business
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Last year the U.S. government doled out $6 billion to ailing carmakers promising to crank out hybrid or electric models. Even foreign competitors, such as Nissan, were able to cash in. Lard on an anemic federal small business stimulus package and a lingering credit crisis and it's all enough to make small business owners think the game is rigged against them. Things are a bit rosier at the state level. Many states offer incentives for entrepreneurs to put roots down and create jobs. Grants, loans, equity capital: It's all out there if you know where to look. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company’s growth and profitability. Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More

Coffee & Water

Region's coffee sales grind to just a trickle
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The massive pipe leak that cut off clean water to two million eastern Massachusetts residents also sharply curtailed the availability of another critical beverage: coffee. Dunkin' Donuts, one of the largest coffee retailers in the country, stopped serving coffee in areas affected by the water break recently. Customers were greeted by signs on the entrances that said: "We are not offering hot or cold coffee products until further notice." Dunkin' Donuts was pushing Coolattas, a frozen coffee drink. And many independent retailers also cut off the flow of joe, leaving groggy brunchers  searching for other sources of caffeine.

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Concord, Mass., fires first shot in water battle
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For years, Jean Hill has been reading about the environmental consequences of the countless plastic bottles filling landfills and polluting local waters. She has watched as other towns around the country have cut purchases of bottled water, which she views as a wasteful, environmentally damaging alternative to tap water. Recently, after lobbying neighbors and local officials for months, the 82-year-old activist persuaded them to take more drastic action than perhaps any other municipality in the country: At a recent town meeting, Concord, Mass., residents voted to ban all sales of bottled water. More

Business / Industry

Not milk? Dairy farmers take on soy foods—again
The Des Moines Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Milk producers want the government to stop allowing soy milk to be called that. Milk comes from cows, not from soybeans, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. The group has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to stop soy milk and other items, such as yogurt, from being labeled using names borrowed from dairy products. More

Kraft, Subway, Starbucks to cut salt
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Big Apple Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is enlisting the food industry in his National Salt Reduction Initiative one company at a time. Both restaurants and packaged food companies are signing up for the challenge of reducing sodium in their products by 20 percent over the next five years. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Has corporate America reached a tipping point on BPA?
Greener Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
So is BPA—the controversial, much-debated chemical that, right now, is almost surely lurking somewhere inside a can in your kitchen cabinet—dangerous? Or is it safe? Scientists can't come to agreement. Nor can regulators. Nor, unsurprisingly, can corporate America. More

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