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Amazon’s Clever Machines Are Moving From the Warehouse to Headquarters

Amazon’s Clever Machines Are Moving From the Warehouse to Headquarters

Amazon.com Inc. has long used robots to help humans move merchandise around its warehouses. Now automation is transforming Amazon’s white-collar workforce, too. [more]


Trump's Tariffs Pose Risk to Global Trade and U.S. Economy, IMF Warns

The International Monetary Fund is warning that U.S. President Donald Trump’s new import tariffs threaten to undermine the global trading system, prompt retaliation by other countries and damage the U.S. economy.[more]


HP’s CEO Tells Vendors Make Diversity a Priority — or Else No Business

HP’s CEO Tells Vendors Make Diversity a Priority — or Else No Business

When HP’s CEO Dion Weisler talks about the importance of diversity inclusion, he really means it. The legendary company, famous for printers and PCs, has told its vendors that it expects them to “step up” to make gender and racial diversity a priority at their companies — or else — HP (HPQ) won’t...[more]


U.S. Imposes New Advance Screening Rules for Inbound Air Cargo

After nearly eight years of starts, stops and delays, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finally implemented its much-debated Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program — requiring all carriers of commercial cargo to report electronic airfreight data to U.S. Customs and Border...[more]


AP Investigation: Fish Billed as Local Isn't Always Local

AP Investigation: Fish Billed as Local Isn't Always Local

Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York.[more]


Supreme Court Turns Aside J.B. Hunt on Truck Driver Suit

A lawsuit over California’s ability to set work and wage rules for truck drivers that go beyond federal trucking regulations is set to go to trial 11 years after the case began.[more]


U.S. Olive Tariffs Already Hurting Spanish Producers, Says EU

The European commission has said the “simply unacceptable” imposition of high tariffs by the U.S. on Spanish olives is already having a major effect on producers in southern Spain.[more]


Samsung Joins Global Pledge to Increase Renewable Energy Use

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming.[more]


Google Gets Into Groceries by Partnering With France's Carrefour for Online Food Delivery

As online ordering and fresh food delivery expands around the globe, Google is angling for a stake. The Alphabet subsidiary announced a joint venture this week with French chain Carrefour, making it the first retailer in France to partner with Google.[more]


With Robots in Control, Chemical Makers Fight for Their Formulas

Four decades ago as a young engineer working for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Patrick Thomas helped install one of the sector’s first digital computer systems: a mahogany-encased machine now on display in a science museum.[more]


U.S. Farmers, Agribusiness Feel Lingering Strain From Cold, Wet Spring

U.S. Farmers, Agribusiness Feel Lingering Strain From Cold, Wet Spring

U.S. agribusinesses are facing lingering inventory snafus and economic pain over farm chemicals and fertilizer, as a cold, wet spring that slowed crop plantings continues to cause ripple effects across the agricultural sector.[more]


Procurement Leaders Agility and Transformation Forum 2018

September 13-14, 2018 | Venue Six10, Chicago[more]


Automotive Supply Chain Disruptions Are Up 30 Percent, Report Shows

The global automotive industry saw a “significant rise” in supply chain disruptions in 2017 compared to the previous year, a report has said.[more]


Thailand Ratifies Convention to Tackle Forced Labor

Thailand ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention at the International Labour Organization summit last week in Geneva. [more]


Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels

On a smoggy afternoon in Jinan, China, huge log carriers and oil tankers thundered down a highway and hurtled around a curve at the bottom of a hill. Only a single, unreinforced guardrail stood between the traffic and a ravine.[more]


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