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UPS Tests Drone Deliveries, Eyes Future Price Changes

UPS Tests Drone Deliveries, Eyes Future Price Changes

Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc says it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to offset pressure on margins, particularly from the rising costs of delivering packages to e-commerce customers. »


Travel Ban Won't Hit the U.S. Economy This Year, Economists Say

The U.S. economy should be able to weather President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, economists say, though any broadening of immigration and visa restrictions could hurt the labor force and productivity. »


New Carrier to Launch Trans-Pacific Service in April

Seoul-based SM Shipping says it will launch its first service string connecting Asia and the U.S. West Coast on April 21. »


Construction Contractors to Map Supply Chains for Modern Slavery

Several large construction contractors are collaborating to map their supply chains for modern slavery. »


Researchers Testing RFID for Saving Endangered Plants

Researchers at the University of Kent are teaming up with the South African National Biodiversity Institute to raise funding that will enable the launch of a radio frequency identification-based solution to protect rare and endangered plants from poaching. »


Ransomware Attacks on the Rise: How to Protect Your Company

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise: How to Protect Your Company

Almost every day, it seems, there's news of another ransomware attack on a prominent organization. In fact, according to one study, almost 40 percent of all businesses experienced an attack from the summer of 2015 to the summer of 2016. To protect our companies against ransomware and its... »


E.U. Shipping Emissions Vote Met With Industry Disapproval

E.U. Shipping Emissions Vote Met With Industry Disapproval

By majority vote, the Members of the European Parliament have agreed to include shipping in the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive as of 2023, unless there is a comparable system agreed under the auspices of the IMO by the end of 2021. »


Swedish Supermarket Tests Lasers to Label Organic Produce

Something high-tech is happening in the produce aisle at some Swedish supermarkets, where laser marks have replaced labels on the organic avocados and sweet potatoes. »


Ford's Engineers Side With Google in Full Autonomy Push

Ford's Engineers Side With Google in Full Autonomy Push

As Ford Motor Co. has been developing self-driving cars, the U.S. automaker has started noticing a problem during test drives: Engineers monitoring the robot rides are dozing off. »


U.S. Farmers Fear Trade Policy Changes

Kirk Liefer is readying his soybeans for shipment down southern Illinois's Kaskaskia River. The Kaskaskia feeds into the Mississippi, which, to a great extent, feeds China: About one-quarter of the U.S. crop goes straight to the world's biggest food market, where it gets eaten by half the planet's... »


Postal Service Says It Lost $200M Over Holiday Season

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $200m during the year-end holiday season, despite a strong quarter of package shipping and expanded use of vote-by-mail in the November presidential election. »


E-Commerce Spending Grew 18 Percent to $109Bn Last Quarter

E-Commerce Spending Grew 18 Percent to $109Bn Last Quarter

For Q4 2016, $109.3bn was spent online - marking an 18-percent increase versus the same quarter in 2015 - according to comScore's report on U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers and mobile devices. »


Container Shipping Lines Sign Up With Alibaba to Offer Online Booking

Container Shipping Lines Sign Up With Alibaba to Offer Online Booking

Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn. »


Vanilla Shortage Starts Race for Substitutes

Short supply and soaring prices are forcing flavour companies to find natural alternatives. »


Google's New Cloud Service Aims to Replace Traditional Databases

Google has turned a database service that it uses to run some of its mission-critical products into an offering for its public cloud customers. »


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