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Layoffs Arrive in Brexit Britain, and Auto Workers Are Up First

In his 50 years working in Britain’s car industry, John Cooper has survived plenty of upheavals. None is scarier than the prospect of Brexit.[more]


Trump Tells Lawmakers He’s Mulling Limits on Imported Steel

President Trump suggested this week that the United States was likely to impose restrictions on imported metals, reviving the prospects for a continuing investigation whose future has been called into question amid months of pushback and delays.[more]


Roses Are Cheap on Valentine’s Day — Because of Where They Come From

Roses Are Cheap on Valentine’s Day — Because of Where They Come From

The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside Bogota, Colombia, summoned from the soil by 12 hours of natural sunlight, the 8,400-foot altitude and an abundance of cheap labor.[more]


From Algae to Yeast: The Quest to Find an Alternative to Palm Oil

When green cleaning company Ecover announced the launch of a new laundry liquid containing an oil made from algae, as an alternative to the palm oil used in most detergents, it wasn’t prepared for the backlash.[more]


Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

And so the cryptocurrency mania continues, in yet another form.[more]


China Wants to Enter the U.S. Car Market, but a Rough Road Lies Ahead

Germany was first. It shipped the Volkswagen Beetle to the United States in 1949. It got off to a slow start only to be embraced by an enthusiastic American public.[more]


Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

They call what they are building Puertopia. But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness, that it translates to “eternal boy playground” in Latin. So they are changing the name: They will call it Sol.[more]


U.S. Job Numbers and Wage Growth Are up — but Inequality Is Also on the Rise

It’s been a long, slow recovery for U.S. workers but wages finally appear to be growing again, according to the latest jobs report released last week. But behind the headline rate the figures show — once more — that inequality is on the rise.[more]


Funding Questions Abound Over Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Funding Questions Abound Over Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

The lack of funding details for President Donald Trump’s plan to spend at least $1.5tr in infrastructure spending leaves uncertain the effort to build and expand roads and bridges nationwide, freight and logistics groups said Wednesday.[more]


Soaring Agave Prices Give Mexican Tequila Makers a Headache

In the heartland of the tequila industry, in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco, a worsening shortage of agave caused by mounting demand for the liquor from New York to Tokyo has many producers worried.[more]


Human Rights Abuse Persists in Thai Fishing Industry

Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms, which in some cases have made the situation worse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last week. [more]


Traditional Retailers Struggling? It’s Not All Amazon’s Fault.

Traditional Retailers Struggling? It’s Not All Amazon’s Fault

If you want an explanation of why brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling today, industry observers say, look no further than Amazon. But there’s more to the picture than that.[more]


Blockchain Could Revolutionize the World of Supply Chain Management

Blockchain Could Revolutionize the World of Supply Chain Management

Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin, has some challenges to overcome. But the potential applications are so compelling, supply chain managers should quickly learn more about it and begin to conceptualize how it can be applied to their businesses. [more]


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is Seeking a Free Trade Deal With China

Britain is seeking a free trade agreement with China, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday as she flew to the country for talks with Chinese leaders, adding that more should be done immediately to open up market access for British firms.[more]


Solving the Problem of ‘Too Much Data’

Solving the Problem of ‘Too Much Data’

Businesses have embraced the era of big data with open arms. The more information about market supply and demand that’s available to them, the better they can plan their supply chains to meet changing customer needs. Or so goes the theory. The problem is that many companies are in serious danger of...[more]


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