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China and India may be on a path to war

In mid-June, a remote area called the Dolam plateau in the Himalayas where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet made headlines when Indian and Chinese troops began a standoff over a road construction project. China conducted a live-fire exercise in the area, and there have been false …

Amazon wants to hire 50,000 people. So far it has 20,000 applicants.

On Aug. 2, Amazon set out to hire 50,000 people, with a dozen job fairs held at sites around the United States. So far it has received 20,000 applications.<p>Whether the company meets its recruiting goal will be an interesting litmus test—not only for Amazon but the US itself. The country is …

Employment

Want to Build a High-Performing Team? Science Says Focus on These 3 Things | Inc.com

Many leaders believe a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Thus many organizations spend a lot of time working to attract the best talent, while performance-managing those that aren't operating at the standard they would like.<p>But building a world-class team isn't about just getting the …

Study Skills

Florida state attorney pulled over in traffic stop that goes nowhere fast

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida state attorney who was pulled over in a traffic stop said she hopes to use the incident as a teachable moment for the community.<p>Aramis Ayala is Florida's first and only black elected state attorney. She's been no stranger to controversy since taking office in 2016 as top …

License Plates

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

Tomer Dean Contributor<p>Tomer Dean is a serial tech entrepreneur currently based in Tel Aviv. He is co-founder and CEO of Bllush.<p>I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture …

Venture Capital

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

The Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting kicks off on Saturday May 6.<p>Ahead of the event, we decided to look back at some nuggets of wisdom on investing from Warren Buffett himself.<p>Back in 2010, Buffett answered several questions about what he thought caused the housing and credit …

UPS to acquire Logen to expand in Korean market

US-based logistics company UPS will acquire local logistics firm Logen to expand its presence in the Korean market, according to news reports …

Logistics

What France Would Look Like Under President Marine Le Pen

The far-right leader is likely to be one of the winners in the first round of France's presidential elections this Sunday. But what if she wins the second round, too?<p><i>Top image: Still from Marine Le Pen's campaign video</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France</i><p>For a few months now the polls in …

Walmart's E-commerce Strategy: Pure Genius Or Venture Capitalist Bailout Fund?

Some believe Walmart should be pilloried for its laggard status in e-commerce. Many of these same folks are now cheering the company’s decision to put all e-commerce under internet wunderkind Mark Lore, as well as its new aggressive strategy to acquire online brands (Jet, ModCloth, ShoeBuy, …

eCommerce

4 maps that explain wars in the Middle East and North Africa

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters The Middle East and North Africa region runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean and from Turkey to Yemen. The bulk of the region is along five waterways: The Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea.<p>Here are four maps that explain the …

Middle East

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

The Largest Coal Plant In The Western U.S. Is Closing Decades Ahead Of Schedule

The Navajo Generating Station is the seventh largest source of climate pollution in the country. When it closes in 2019, it will be because of economics–not regulation.<p>Three years ago, the EPA struck a deal with the owners of the largest coal plant in the Western U.S. to close the plant by 2044. …

Fossil Fuels

Shipping marketplace uShip closes $25 million round led by logistics giant DB Schenker

Online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider uShip has announced a $25 million Series D round led by Germany-based logistics giant DB Schenker.<p>Founded out of Austin, Texas in 2003, uShip targets individuals and enterprises with an online shipping and freight marketplace that …

Trucking

How Amazon and Uber Are Disrupting the Transportation Industry

Amazon and Uber are in the process of launching initiatives that will disrupt the transportation industry by cutting out the middleman.<p>With the start …

New super-thin film acts like "air conditioner" for buildings

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a thin, artificially structured “metamaterial” that can cool objects without the use …

Calculating Cost of Goods Sold - Step by Step

Snow, Avalanches, Rain Delay Grain Movement to U.S. Ports

Severe winter weather has slowed rail deliveries of crops to shippers in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, sending freight rates soaring and prompting …

Amazon's Shipping Costs Are Soaring. Should Investors Be Worried?

E-commerce was supposed to be cheaper than operating a retail store, the traditional thinking went. Online sellers can save money by avoiding pricey commercial rents and a staff devoted to assisting customers.<p>Despite the conventional wisdom, that hasn't always been the case, and shipping costs are …

eCommerce

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life: Kemp | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States has recorded the largest one-week increase for over five years, confirming a rapid upturn is now underway.<p>Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016. …

Oil

Logistics firm Aramex acquires New Zealand’s Fastway Limited

Eyeing the fast growing e-commerce market, the region’s leading logistics firm, Aramex, has acquired Zealand- based Fastway Limited (Fastway …

Northern Ireland

Here are the 4 geopolitical hotspots of 2017

This makes maps a vital part of our work, here at <i>This Week in Geopolitics</i>. So we have decided to showcase some of the best maps our graphics team (TJ Lensing and Jay Dowd) made in 2016.<p>These four maps help explain the foundations of what will be the most important geopolitical developments of 2017.

This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its product range in narrow fields, it's hard to keep up with it in other areas — like delivery, where the Seattle company offers relatively …

President Trump Just Signaled Some Dramatic Changes for Police and Criminal Justice

President Trump wasted little time making clear that his administration will take a drastically different approach to criminal justice than his …

11 hidden WhatsApp features

Popular chat app WhatsApp is full of hidden features. We uncover 11 of them to help you out.<p>Whether you're just starting to use WhatsApp or are a years-long addict, you're probably missing out on a few of these helpful, hidden features.<p>1. Format message text on demand<p>WhatsApp lets you bold, …

Apps

Think You Know Consolidation? Take Another Look - Transportfolio

Some shippers dismiss freight consolidation as rigid, inefficient, and slow; others say it optimizes time and reduces touches. Who’s right?<p>Where you …

Freight

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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Transportation

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