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Articles in Freight & Shipping Companies, eCommerce and Economy

Kansas businesses claim stake in debate over Export-Import Bank

by Jerry Siebenmark - The Wichita Eagle on

The Export-Import Bank has become one of several government programs in Washington that has been targeted by conservative Republicans who say it unfairly aids some businesses at taxpayers’ expense. ... Read full article

China, Taiwan pull back on talks to cut import tariffs

by Ralph Jennings (Photo Credit: EPA) on

Taipei and Beijing are slowing negotiations on a massive tariff-cutting agreement following protests in the Taiwanese capital over closer economic ties with a political rival, potentially hurting the island’s competitiveness against other Asian...... Read full article

China Reaches Out to Pakistan With Massive Economic Plan

by William Ide (VOA) on

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Pakistan next week where the two countries are expected to agree on economic and energy deals worth more than $40 billion. Leaders are highlighting how the trip will transform the relationship to focus mo... Read full article

Is the Delivery Economy Bad for the Planet?

by Marc Sollinger (Image Credit: Texas.713 / Flickr Creative Commons) on

Sitting in your PJs, ordering stuff you don’t really need from Amazon is simultaneously one of the best and worst experiences of our Internet-saturated era. (My Game of Thrones scarf and way-too-expensive headphones can certainly attest to that.) But... Read full article

Global economy – look at the bright side

by By Vasuki Shastry on

News about the global economy could hardly be more negative for finance leaders assembling in Washington DC this weekend for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.... Read full article

Rising gas costs fuel higher wholesale prices

by Christopher S. Rugaber (Photo: Brennan Linsley/AP) on

WASHINGTON – Higher gas costs drove up wholesale prices last month, ending a string of four straight declines.... Read full article

Chinese growth is losing altitude. Will it be a soft or hard landing?

by The Economist on

WHEN “60 Minutes”, an American television news programme, visited a new district in the metropolis of Zhengzhou in 2013, it made it the poster-child for China’s property bubble. “We found what they call a ghost city,” ... Read full article

Before You Export: 5 Tips for Gathering Market Intel

by By kmurray on

Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? That’s a staggering number – and perhaps even more so is this figure: only one percent of U.S. small businesses are selling to those consumers.... Read full article

$2.4M advanced manufacturing school opens in Burnsville

by Mike Cronin (Photo: Beth Morris/Mayland Community College/Special to the Citizen-Times) on

Students will learn engineering skills that will help address regional and national shortages... Read full article

A Golden Mystery In Massachusetts

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Massachusetts shipped nearly $2 billion of the precious metal to far-flung markets last year... Read full article

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