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Laboratory Products Get a 'Green' Label. How About Consumer Goods?

Laboratory Products Get a “Green” Label. How About Consumer Goods?

It’s been 23 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring "nutrition facts" labels on most food products. Is it time to do the same for disclosing the environmental impact of laboratory products?[more]


Retail’s Newest Bad Word: Wal-Mart Drops 'Stores' From Its Formal Name

Retail’s Newest Bad Word: Wal-Mart Drops ‘Stores’ From Its Formal Name

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is getting a makeover. Its new name: Walmart.[more]


China Will Lead an Electric Car Future, Ford’s Chairman Says

The world’s automakers are just starting to bet on an electric car future — and already, one of the most powerful people in the industry says that future belongs to China.[more]


Grow Your Own: The Race to Create Body Parts in the Lab

Grow Your Own: The Race to Create Body Parts in the Lab

Two years ago, Hassan’s father was faced with questions that he had no good answers for. "Why do I have this disease?" his seven-year-old son asked him. "Why do I have to live this life?"[more]


How China's Tech Giants Alibaba and Tencent Want to Shape How the World Pays

China’s two largest technology companies are locked in a payment war — and it isn’t just about getting more Chinese consumers to use their digital wallet services.[more]


Luxury Brands Win Right to Block Sale of Goods on Amazon in Europe

Luxury brands can restrict retailers from selling their products on web platforms like Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. to protect their image, the European Union’s top court ruled last week.[more]


Tesla Builds World's Largest Battery in Australian Outback

The world's biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, an official says, delivering on Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk's 100-day guarantee.[more]


How the Global Debt Crisis Threatens Your Supply Chain

How the Global Debt Crisis Threatens Your Supply Chain

The world is overrun by debt. How can companies and supply chains protect themselves from the consequences of massive default?[more]


This Is Only the Beginning for China's Explosive E-Commerce Growth

This Is Only the Beginning for China's Explosive E-Commerce Growth

In less than a decade, China has emerged as the world leader in e-commerce. It claims more online shoppers than any other nation. The numbers speak for themselves.[more]


From Nepal to Nigeria, U.K. Aid Aims to Save 500,000 People From Slavery

Hundreds of thousands of people who have survived modern slavery or risk becoming enslaved in nations including Bangladesh, Nepal and Nigeria will receive support through a 40m pound ($54m) aid package, the British government said last week.[more]


Maersk Lets Customers Track Containers With IoT

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, is working to reshape supply chains through the internet of things.[more]


Opinion: Artificial Intelligence Still Isn't a Game Changer

Not much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial intelligence. Yet researchers are not much closer than they were decades ago to the big goal: actually replicating human intelligence. That’s the most surprising revelation by a team of eminent scholars who just...[more]


Five Ways This Year’s Cyber Monday Shook Up Logistics

Cyber Monday once again netted record-breaking online sales. E-commerce retailers slashed prices, and more shoppers than ever avoided the usual bedlam of brick-and-mortar stores — opting instead to shop online. [more]


Russia Is Developing Its Own Subsea Production Technology

Russia has announced the development of its own subsea production technology. The move is part of the nation's plan to reduce dependence on imported products in its oil and gas industry in the face of sanctions enacted in response to its annexation of Crimea.[more]


Soon, Every Item in the Supply Chain Will Cost-effectively Provide Valuable Information

Imagine being able to know not only where everything is exactly, but its condition, and what has happened to it along the way. The implications are enormous -- temperature can be monitored and adjusted en route, unexpected delays can be determined and corrected, and deliveries to the wrong...[more]


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