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Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. »


Diamond Dealers Cling to the Old Days

Diamond Dealers Cling to the Old Days

Ashit Mehta was stunned. Without notice, the representatives of Dutch bank ABN Amro marched into the offices of his global diamond empire, confiscated $150m of rocks, locked them in a vault and left with the key. »


Ivanka Trump's Supply Chains in China Cloaked in Secrecy

It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. »


Big Pharma Gets Boost As China Speeds Up New Drug Approvals

For decades, Chinese patients have struggled to gain access to cutting-edge medicines thanks to bureaucratic delays that have hamstrung drug development. Now a sweeping government overhaul of drug approvals is poised to change that. »


Global Economy's Stubborn Reality: Plenty of Work, Not Enough Pay

In the three-plus decades since Ola Karlsson began painting houses and offices for a living, he has seen oil wealth transform the Norwegian economy. He has participated in a construction boom that has refashioned Oslo, the capital. He has watched the rent climb at his apartment in the center of the... »


Companies Add Fewest U.S. Workers in Nearly a Year

Companies Add Fewest U.S. Workers in Nearly a Year

Companies added the fewest number of workers in nearly a year in September, reflecting a hit to the U.S. job market from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to new data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey. »


Eco-Labeled Foods Face High Fraud Risk, Research Shows

Organic and eco-labeled food products face high risk of food fraud because they command a higher price, and the growing market for sustainable and premium foods increases the risk, according to market research group Ecovia Intelligence. »


The 'Smartphone Effect' Is Weakening, Economists Say

The 'Smartphone Effect' Is Weakening, Economists Say

The rush to upgrade smartphones may be ebbing, prompting economists to dial back the outlook for Asian exporters. »


This Blockchain Startup Ties Coffee to Crypto

This Blockchain Startup Ties Coffee to Crypto

If you dropped by Starbucks for a free cup of coffee on National Coffee Day, you would instead have been greeted by signs about the company's supply chain, ethical sourcing commitments, and support for coffee farmers. »


End of EU Sugar Quota Could Cut Prices Across Supply Chain

The EU's scrapping of long-held quotas on sugar could create a new era of lower prices, with implications reaching the whole the sugar supply chain. »


China's Harsh Words Mask a Trade Boom With South Korea

China's Harsh Words Mask a Trade Boom With South Korea

Forget geopolitics: Leo Li, a 33-year-old language teacher in China, wants his essence of South Korean snail slime. »


U.S. Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years

U.S. Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years

Powered by robust order growth and healthy production, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed on Oct. 2. »


China's New Silk Road Could Spur More Electric Cars in Europe

China's New Silk Road Could Spur More Electric Cars in Europe

China's new silk road stretching into the heart of Europe may be what ultimately delivers more climate-friendly technologies like batteries and electric cars. »


Auto Investment in U.S. by Global Manufacturers Underwhelms Despite Trump's Push

Auto Investment in U.S. by Global Manufacturers Underwhelms Despite Trump's Push

When it comes to investments by global automakers in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be nothing special - even after President Donald Trump's threats to heavily tax cars shipped from abroad. »


Logistics Sector Cheers May's Support for Brexit Transition Period

The U.K.'s Freight Transport Association (FTA) welcomed Prime Minister Teresa May's call last week for a transition period as a key priority for Brexit negotiations. But, as May's Tories grip on power continues to erode against an ascendant Labor party, the prime minister's pragmatic turn might be... »


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