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Retail Sales in September Surge Most in Two Years

Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars. »


FDA Commissioner Wants Closer Look at Health Claims on Packaging

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says he wants to take a close look at health claims that food manufacturers make on their packaging. »


As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. »


North Korean Workers Prep Seafood Going to U.S. Stores, Restaurants

The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes. »


Paris Wants to Ban the Combustion Engine by 2030

Paris Wants to Ban the Combustion Engine by 2030

Paris wants to ban all cars with traditional combustion engines from its streets by 2030, in the latest sign of how environmental concerns are increasingly dictating the rules of the game for the auto sector. »


Marine Insurers Join the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Environmental NGO Oceana and a group of leading marine insurers have released a statement on safeguards to reduce the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The group has committed to implement and promote due-diligence processes that will make it harder for blacklisted... »


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. »


Cosmetics Industry Urges Limit on Microbead Ban

Cosmetics Industry Urges Limit on Microbead Ban

Cosmetics industry representatives have urged the European Commission (EC) to limit an English ban on plastic microbeads. »


Fires Strike a Blow to the Wine Industry in Sonoma and Napa Counties

The deadly firestorms across wine country have burned hotels, small lodges, winery buildings and even some vineyards, officials in the region said. »


Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn

The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies boosted payrolls at a rapid pace. »


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. »


Hidden Cost of Feeding Grain to Farm Animals to Hit $1.32Tr a Year

Hidden Cost of Feeding Grain to Farm Animals to Hit $1.32Tr a Year

Our habit of feeding human foods, such as grain and soya, to farm animals will cost us $1.32tr a year by 2050 globally, according to environmental campaigners. »


Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

The industrial scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. began to reverberate overseas as Japan's third-biggest steelmaker said its staff falsified data about the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products used in planes, trains and potentially a space rocket. »


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. »


Trucking Problems Are Still Slowing Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico

The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island's electrical grid and communications infrastructure has made routine tasks much more difficult, adding friction to every point of the... »


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