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The big small business health insurance problem
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Through the debate on reforming health insurance for small businesses, an important piece of information was missing: Policymakers had little data on why only some young companies offer their employees health insurance. Common sense and much research indicate that cost plays a big role in business owners' health insurance decisions. Why do some entrepreneurs choose to incur this cost while others do not? More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click Here for the most recent Legislative Alert. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

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Coffee & Water

New York senator wants warning against coffee stockpiling
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Java drinkers rest easy. New York Sen. Charles Schumer has perked up to the spiraling cost of coffee beans and he wants something done about it. The New York Democrat has asked U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to warn major coffee growers Brazil and Vietnam at an International Coffee Organization meeting later this month to not stockpile their crops, a move that could further boost bean prices that already have spiked this summer because of poor crops in some regions. More

10 companies setting big goals for water efficiency    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It has of course been said often enough that water is the new (insert resource here), but that doesn't make it any less true, or any less important. And perhaps even more important at this point is the fact that companies large and small are making big commitments to cut their water footprints — and achieving big successes in meeting those goals. More

Business / Industry

Beverage industry backs anti-soda tax initiative
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The national soft drink industry is pumping a lot of money into the Initiative 1107 campaign, which would roll back a Washington state tax on soda and bottled water. As the Tacoma News Tribune reports, a Washington, D.C., based industry group called the American Beverage Association recently injected another $4.2 million into the campaign, bringing total I-1107 contributions to $14.4 million. If the I-1107 campaign spends all that money, it would set a record for initiative spending in Washington state. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

PepsiCo's first water report sets the bar for stewardship    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
PepsiCo became one of the first companies to publicly recognize the human right to water last year. Since then the company has since taken steps to embed the commitment into various facets of its business, such as new construction and training guidelines. The company has also set several water-related goals designed to vastly improve its water efficiency and protect resources in the communities in which it operates. More


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