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Articles in U.S. Logistics, Economy, Wholesale Automotive Supplies 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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