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As Labor Shortage Grows, Farmers Race to Replace Workers With Robots

As Labor Shortage Grows, Farmers Race to Replace Workers With Robots

Driscoll's is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won't let photographers within telephoto range of it. »


Sears Is Giving Shoppers Even Fewer Reasons to Go to Its Stores

Shares of Sears Holdings soared as much as 19 percent last week to their highest level this year, after the limping retailer announced plans to sell its Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com. »


Hard Questions for a Company at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

The immense pay packages bestowed on corporate chieftains are often said to reflect feats of management that enrich company shareholders. An executive's masterly performance justifies the compensation, in other words. »


Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build the world's first crewless, autonomously operated ship, an advance that could mark a turning point in seaborne trade. »


Unilever Cuts Costs on Flights, Products As Activists Circle

Unilever Cuts Costs on Flights, Products As Activists Circle

Unilever is sharpening its focus on profitability by lifting prices and cutting spending on everything from employee flights to product ingredients as activist investors take aim at consumer-goods giants wrestling with slow growth. »


Maersk Line: Third-Party Data Not Affected by Petya

In an update last week, Maersk Line gave more information into the causes and effects of the Petya cyberattack, which struck its core business IT systems on June 27. Its damage took Maersk weeks to fully repair. »


Target Tests New Curbside Pickup Program

After pulling the plug on a vendor pilot program last year, Target is testing its own internal app for curbside pickup in Minneapolis, using associates to kick the tires on its performance before rolling it out to customers. »


Leading IBM engineer to reveal blockchain application in energetics at Blockchain & Bitcoin ConferenceStockholm

On September 7, Stockholm will host Sweden's first major conference dedicated to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm.     The event is a part of the greatest network of events held by Smile-Expo in St. Petersburg, Moscow,... »


Americans Want U.S. Goods - But Aren't Willing to Pay More, Poll Says

Americans Want U.S. Goods  But Aren't Willing to Pay More, Poll Says

Americans say they love U.S.-made goods. They are less enthusiastic, however, about paying a premium for them. »


CSX Warns of 'Bumps in the Road' As It Tightens Rail Schedules

CSX Corp. is telling some shippers to brace for growing pains, including additional days of transit times, as the railway implements Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's plan to tighten schedules. »


AI Technologies Will Be in Most New Software Products by 2020, Analysts Say

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to recent research by Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be... »


As Companies Relocate to Big Cities, Suburban Towns Are Left Scrambling

As Companies Relocate to Big Cities, Suburban Towns Are Left Scrambling

In Oak Brook, Illinois, visitors to the McDonald's wooded corporate campus enter on a driveway named for the late chief executive Ray Kroc, then turn onto Ronald Lane before reaching Hamburger University, where more than 80,000 people have been trained as fast-food managers. »


Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers - and Robots

Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers  and Robots

There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. »


Eight in 10 Firms Suffer Supplier Failure, Report Says

Some 84 percent of businesses have suffered supplier failure over the last three years, according to a report. »


DHL Launches Green E-Commerce Deliveries in Vietnam

DHL eCommerce has launched a domestic delivery service in Vietnam, helping small, medium and large e-tailers by handling cash-on-delivery services for customers that lack online payment ability. »


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