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Robot Truck Upstart Embark Hauls in $30M to Take On Waymo and Uber

Robot Truck Upstart Embark Hauls in $30M to Take On Waymo and Uber

What makes a couple of brash 22-year-old entrepreneurs think they can take on Waymo, the clear leader in self-driving vehicle technology, when it comes to putting autonomous trucks on the road? [more]


U.S. Seaborne Imports Surging as Retailers Stock Up Early

Cargo streamed into U.S. seaports at a rapid rate in June, as businesses pulled in goods in an apparent rush to stock up ahead of new tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China.[more]


A Third of Organizations Don’t Have a Cybersecurity Expert, Gartner Finds

A Third of Organizations Don’t Have a Cybersecurity Expert, Gartner Finds

Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organizations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. [more]


How Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico Are Taking Jobs From U.S. Workers

When a Mexican company bought Mid Continent Nail Corp. in 2012, workers at the factory in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, feared it was the beginning of the end. Their jobs, they suspected, would be given to lower-paid workers in Mexico, more casualties of the hollowing out of U.S. manufacturing driven in...[more]


New York City Invests $100M in Freight Infrastructure Overhaul

New York City Invests $100M in Freight Infrastructure Overhaul

New York City announced a $100m plan called Freight NYC to overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution systems through strategic investments. The plan was developed by the de Blasio administration, federal, state and local elected officials, and industry experts.[more]


Amazon Rival FreshDirect Draws Battle Lines With Bronx Warehouse

Amazon Rival FreshDirect Draws Battle Lines With Bronx Warehouse

FreshDirect has figured out an important trick: how to make money delivering groceries.[more]


Manufacturing, Mining Power U.S. Industrial Production

U.S. industrial production increased in June, boosted by a sharp rebound in manufacturing and further gains in mining output, the latest sign of robust economic growth in the second quarter.[more]


Boeing Says U.S.-China Trade Spat Is a Concern for Aerospace World

Boeing Co. CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he’s concerned about the possible fallout from the U.S.-Chinese trade dispute that’s gathering momentum because his industry relies on the free flow of goods.[more]


Spiralling Trade Costs Pose Dairy Dilemma After Brexit

Spiralling Trade Costs Pose Dairy Dilemma After Brexit

The U.K. dairy industry faces a “sharp rise in prices” and “shortages of products” when Britain leaves the EU, according to milk producer Arla.[more]


Amazon Prime Day Becomes a Flash Point for Worker Strikes and Customer Protests

Amazon.com Inc. workers, who have long gone on strike in the run-up to the holidays, have found a new occasion to get their employer's attention: Prime Day.[more]


Boeing, Airbus Strain to Deliver the New Jets They Have Promised

Boeing Co. and Airbus, swamped with orders for new jets, are struggling to deliver them all on time — in some cases angering customers and delaying payments.[more]


Russia Breaks Record for Fastest Space Cargo Mission

Russia Breaks Record for Fastest Space Cargo Mission

Air cargo may be the fastest-possible delivery mode on the planet, but once you leave Earth, you have to hand it to the Russians.[more]


6th International Transport & Logistics Exhibition TransLogistica Poland – Transport&Logistics industry meets in Warsaw (6-8 November 2018)

The 6th TransLogistica Poland exhibition is the biggest in CEE business event for everyone professionally associated with transport, freight forwarding and logistics, as well as for all producers and distributors who use or seek transport and logistics services. 190 exhibitors and 6 050...[more]


China’s Taste for Soybeans Is a Weak Spot in the Trade War With Trump

China’s Taste for Soybeans Is a Weak Spot in the Trade War With Trump

For all its economic might, China hasn’t been able to solve a crucial problem.[more]


Robot Workers Will Lead to Surge in Slavery in Southeast Asia, Report Finds

Robot Workers Will Lead to Surge in Slavery in Southeast Asia, Report Finds

Robots will slash millions of jobs and create an upswing in trafficking and slavery across south-east Asia, research claims.[more]


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