BTW Articles

16 Jan
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Independent Business Groups Urge U.S. Government to Buy Local

The Advocates for Independent Business is urging the General Services Administration to remember the value of shopping locally as they design Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act.

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10 Jan
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Trump’s Attempt to Halt Publication of Fire and Fury Sparks Condemnations, Spurs Sales

The American Booksellers Association issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defended publisher Henry Holt & Co., which released the book early, on January 5.

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09 Jan

Attention Booksellers Traveling to Winter Institute: Is Your State REAL ID Compliant?

Before traveling to Memphis, booksellers should make sure that their state is REAL ID compliant, and if it is not, check whether it has received an extension from Homeland Security.

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20 Dec

Children’s Book on Palestine Comes Under Fire at New York City Bookstore

After P Is for Palestine author Goldbarg Bashi announced plans for a reading at Book Culture, a local synagogue said it would bar the bookstore from participating in its December book fair.

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19 Dec

FCC Vote Rolls Back Net Neutrality Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission's 3-2 vote to repeal net neutrality regulations was met with significant outcry from legislators, advocacy groups, and consumers.

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11 Dec
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Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform Hosting Telephone Town Hall

The December 13 telephone Town Hall will give booksellers a crucial opportunity to ask questions about tax reform relative to their business.

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06 Dec

FCC Chairman Shuts Down Senators’ Call to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

The Federal Communications Commission said it will move forward and vote on whether to roll back the rules to the 2010 regulations on December 14.

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06 Dec
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Tax Reform Could Harm Small Business, Advocates Contend

“Business owners need to speak out right now,” said Rhett Buttle of Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform. “Members of Congress need to hear from you that you oppose the bill in its current form.”

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21 Nov
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New Small Business Coalition Opposes Tax Reform Proposals

According to a tax policy expert, the current tax reform bills in Congress favor large businesses over small ones. The matter was discussed during a telephone town hall hosted by Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform.

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15 Nov

Indies Believe They Are Better Positioned Than Chains to Weather Amazon’s Growth

A new survey from the Advocates for Independent Business reports that as bricks-and-mortar retail faces new stresses, the impacts appear to be playing out differently for independent retailers than for chains.

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