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Discounts, Guarantees and the Search for 'Good' Genes: The Booming Fertility Business

When Julie Schlomer got the news that she was finally pregnant at the age of 43, her thoughts turned to the other mothers. There were three of them in all, complete strangers, but they shared an extraordinary bond made possible by 21st-century medicine and marketing: They were all carrying...[more]


Daimler Steals Tesla's Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

Daimler AG is jumping the gun on Tesla Inc. by showing off a battery-powered heavy-duty truck weeks before the California electric-carmaker's own planned unveiling, in a sign of the growing rivalry between the companies.[more]


Opinion: How Container Shipping Could Reinvent Itself for the Digital Age

In 1967, the British Transport Docks Board (BTDB) commissioned McKinsey to assess a recent development from America: container boxes. The first ships built expressly for this new way of shipping goods had recently been launched, and a few U.S. lines carried them on their regular service. Our report...[more]


Building Offshore Wind Turbines in Port Saves Money, Research Shows

University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region's scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power...[more]


What Does a 'No Deal' Brexit Mean and How Bad Could It Get?

What Does a 'No Deal' Brexit Mean and How Bad Could It Get?

Calls are growing among conservative politicians for Britain to walk away from the deadlocked Brexit talks and prepare for the consequences of leaving Europe without a diplomatic agreement in place.[more]


Opinion: Supply Chain and the 3G Effect

Opinion: Supply Chain and the 3G Effect

Chief Supply Chain Officers are still a fairly new phenomenon. Compared to more established C-level roles such as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, the idea of a board-level executive in charge of all source, make and deliver functions remains novel.[more]


Book Publishers Go Back to Basics

Book publishers are giving an advance review of the industry's future, and it looks a lot like the past.[more]


Here's How Much Amazon Prime Customers Spend Per Year

Here's How Much Amazon Prime Customers Spend Per Year

Amazon Prime subscribers numbers are growing — and financially, that’s a good thing for the e-commerce giant.[more]


How to Digitalize Your Supply Chain in Five Steps

As the leadership team at a consumer products company debated its digital strategy, two opposing views emerged. To stay competitive, some argued, the company needed to invest several hundred million dollars to automate its existing network of large regional plants.[more]


Procurement Leaders Argue: Is Supplier Consolidation the Best Policy?

The practice of supplier rationalisation in which spend is concentrated with fewer, larger suppliers has been called into question.[more]


How a Startup's Legal Battle With a Software Giant Could Redefine Tech Workers' Rights

How a Startup's Legal Battle With a Software Giant Could Redefine Tech Workers' Rights

On September 6, Jessica Bell couldn't wait any longer. Rumors of layoffs at ShareFile, a unit of Citrix Systems, a 28-year-old software maker valued at $12bn, had been swirling through the summer.[more]


Rent the Runway Wants to Replace Your Everyday Wardrobe With Its $89 Monthly Plan

Rent the Runway began eight years ago as a rental service for formal gowns, cocktail dresses and bejeweled accessories. Now the company is doubling down on its efforts to appeal to more women, more often.[more]


Why Kohl's Next CEO Is Not Afraid of Bringing Amazon Into Stores

Why Kohl's Next CEO Is Not Afraid of Bringing Amazon Into Stores

If you think Kohl's upcoming partnerships with Amazon.com are akin to bringing the fox into retail's henhouse, you're thinking in an outdated way, according to Kohl's incoming CEO.[more]


E-commerce Disruption of Air Cargo Is Just Beginning, Report Says

We are only seeing the opening act of the e-commerce effect, according to logistics IT company Unisys.[more]


Fueling the Future With Seaweed

Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are working on a project designed to show that homes and vehicles could be powered by fuel made from seaweed grown at large-scale offshore farms.[more]


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