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Dutch shipping company launches monthly Port of Milwaukee service

by Tom Held (Photo courtesy of the Port of Milwaukee) on

The Floragracht, a cargo ship operated by the Dutch shipping company Spliethoff Group, docked in the Port of Milwaukee this week and will start the first monthly shipping service from the city in nearly two decades by hauling equipment from Caterpill... Read full article

Preparing Your Company Today to Hire for Tomorrow

by By Charlie Saffro on

With a clearly defined understanding of long- and short-term goals, and a firm grasp of what your company is looking for in an ideal candidate, you will be in a position to recruit and retain top talent. Maintaining a consistent and proactive hiring ... 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

The impact of trade on wages, and the role of collective bargaining

by Juan Carluccio, Denis Fougère, Erwan Gautier on

International trade has significant effects on domestic labour demand. It opens up new markets for export, but also creates opportunities for off-shoring. This column presents the results of a study on trade, wages and collective bargaining using ... Read full article

Exporting businesses add 90,672 jobs in Tennessee, Georgia in past 5 years

by Dave Flessner (Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.) on

Fillaeur Cos. Inc. is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with an expansion of the production facility where the orthotic and prosthetic maker has operated from for the past century.... Read full article

China clings to strong yuan despite export slowdown

by Koh Gui Qing on

BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) - As China's export engine sputters, it is avoiding the seemingly simple fix of letting its managed currency drift lower to improve competitiveness, constrained by the threat of faster capital withdrawal as its economy ... 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

Sharing economy poised to explode, PwC survey declares

by Marco Della Cava (Photo: AFP) on

Ride-hailing company Uber is a poster child for the success of the sharing economy, despite issues with its reputation and regulators. (AFP)... Read full article

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