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