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Articles in U.S. Business, Economy and Wholesale Toys

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

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

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

$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

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