The daily business briefing: February 23, 2018

Several companies cut NRA partnerships, Toys "R" Us could close 200 more stores, and more

A Toys R US covered in 'closing' signs
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1. Bank and car-rental companies end partnerships with NRA

Three major car-rental brands, and First National Bank of Omaha, said Thursday they were ending partnerships with the National Rifle Association as protests against the gun-rights lobbying group and in favor of tougher gun control grew louder. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card," spokesperson Kevin Langin said in a statement. Enterprise Holdings Inc., parent company of the Enterprise, Alamo, and National car rental brands, said that on March 26 it was ending a program that gave NRA members discounts.

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