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Florida Orange Crop Plunges to 71-Year Low After Hurricane Irma

Florida Orange Crop Plunges to 71-Year Low After Hurricane Irma

Florida's orange production will plunge 21 percent to a 71-year low after damage wrought by Hurricane Irma devastated the harvest, while output of cotton also suffered in storm-hit areas, government figures showed. »


Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

Behind the scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. over the falsification of data for some of the materials it supplied is a harsh reality for Japanese steel companies: the need to provide higher and higher quality metals to compete. »


Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital disruptors are emerging in all industries, and the need for CIOs to embrace digital transformation is urgent, according to Gartner, Inc. »


Rebecca Minkoff: Stop Thinking of E-commerce As Separate. Blurring Lines Helps the Bottom Line.

It's a good time to be a consumer. In a retail landscape with more choices than ever before, it's all about catering to the consumer's preferred experience, according to Kirsten Green, a general partner at Forerunner Venture. »


Drone Defibrillator Delivery Could Save Thousands of Lives

Every year, cardiac arrests trigger the abrupt loss of heart function for 350,000 Americans, making it the leading cause of natural death in the country, according to the American Heart Association. Today's drone manufacturers are taking steps to reduce this grim statistic. »


New AIS-Based IoT Platform Demonstrated in the U.K.

A European consortium has demonstrated a new global maritime machine-to-machine Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform. »


Ex-Asda Boss Declares War on Plastic Packaging

The former CEO of Asda has urged U.K. supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging, saying costly recycling initiatives had failed to halt the world's plastic pollution "crisis." »


End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?

End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?

Jeff Baxter's sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Iowa 80, the world's largest truck stop. »


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. »


Opinion: Supply Chain Risk 2020

Opinion: Supply Chain Risk 2020

As we sift through data from SCM World's 2017 Future of Supply Chain survey, one of the most striking shifts from last year's responses is the level of perceived risk in areas outside of our traditional span of control. The biggest jumps from 2016 are in the percentage of respondents who report... »


IoT Will Facilitate Speedier Farm to Fork, Research Suggests

IoT Will Facilitate Speedier Farm to Fork, Research Suggests

With pressure on land and food resources set to increase, the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the sustainable agriculture sector become more efficient and productive. »


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. »


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