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The Daily Prep List 10.12.2022


Elias: More efforts to undo legislation

Davis Enterprise 10/11 

Tom Elias: More efforts to undo legislation … an attempt by tobacco companies to cancel a 2020 state law banning flavored tobacco.

Biden labor proposal shakes up gig economy that relies on contractors

Reuters 10/11

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A U.S. Department of Labor rule proposed Tuesday would make it more difficult for companies to treat workers as independent contractors, a change that is expected to shake up ride-hailing, delivery and other industries that rely on gig workers.

Food Industry Policy

California pig law exposes a divided America

CalMatters’ What Matters 10/12

Although it deals primarily with pigs, the California case that had oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday could potentially result in a decision as far-reaching as those striking down federal abortion protections and expanding gun rights.

Orinda rejects electrification ordinance, for now

La Morinda Weekly 10/12

The Orinda City Council considered, but rejected, an ordinance that would have required all new residential and retail construction in the city to be fully electric. 

On the Side

Is Food Inflation Here to Stay?

Yahoo Finance 10/11

Investors are waiting for the CPI data a couple of days from now even as the big banks line up to report what looks like a rather soft quarter. 

Franchise Interest Soars for Niche Restaurant Concepts

QSR 10/11

From taquitos to dumplings to vegan versions of American fast-food classics, a growing number of fast-casual and quick-service concepts are turning to atypical menu items to entice customers and franchisees alike.

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