Joanna Ramey

Joanna
Ramey
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BUSINESS BACKS BUSH'S TAX PLAN DESPITE CRITICISM 
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has shown no signs of backing off its push for Congress to enact $670 billion in tax cuts to stimulate the sagging
MAJORITY RULES 
WASHINGTON -- Repeal of the federal estate tax is at the top of the food industry's legislative agenda for the newly installed Congress, but supermarkets
ESTATE TAX ISSUE STILL ALIVE DESPITE SENATE DEFEAT 
WASHINGTON -- The Senate last week dashed supermarket industry hopes of Congress repealing the estate tax, but supporters vowed to keep bringing the issue
SEEKING SAFE PASSAGE 
WASHINGTON -- Issues affecting the supermarket industry are caught up in the fray on Capitol Hill, as Congress reconvenes this week with an agenda largely
FOOD INDUSTRY BLASTS NEW OSHA ANTI-INJURY RULES 
WASHINGTON -- Food industry associations lent their voice and lobbying muscle to a broad coalition of U.S. business groups that oppose the new job-related
SENATE HEARS CONSUMER BIOTECH FOOD CONCERNS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Senate committee here last week examined the state of consumer confidence in biotech foods in the wake of Kraft Food's recent recall
106TH CONGRESS' FINALE 
WASHINGTON -- After an August recess, Congress returns to work this week to a politically charged agenda with a vote to override President Clinton's veto
TAX FIGHT CONTINUES DESPITE VETO THREAT 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarket industry leaders who have helped wage the battle to repeal the estate tax said last week the fight isn't over, although
SENATE TO CONSIDER REPEALING ESTATE TAX 
WASHINGTON -- The previously uncommitted Senate Republican leadership said last week it will consider an estate tax reform bill before the end of the
FTC NIXES KROGER'S WINN-DIXIE ACQUISTION 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Federal Trade Commission said last week it filed a preliminary injunction to block Kroger Co., Cincinnati, from buying 74 supermarkets
SLOTTING FEES PRICE EFFECTS AIRED AT FTC WORKSHOP 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Higher retail food prices would be the likely result if supermarkets stopped receiving slotting allowances from suppliers, according
WHOLESALE PRICES RISE FOR DOMESTIC FOOD 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Wholesale prices for domestically grown and produced food in March increased a seasonally adjusted 0.1% against February, according
KEY INDUSTRY ISSUES REMAIN ON CONGRESS' PLATE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The days are numbered in Congress' 2000 legislative calendar, and election-year politics are at the heart of the remaining issues
COMMISSION SIDESTEPS INTERNET TAX ISSUE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Congressionally appointed commission in a formal report issued last week sidestepped the issue of whether all Internet sales should
NLRB REQUIRES WAL-MART UNION VOTE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The National Labor Relations Board here said it will require Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., to allow workers in the meat and
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