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Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

XPO Logistics Inc.'s appointing of a new leader for its trucking business appear to be aimed directly at winning over shipping customers. The acquisition-built logistics provider named Tony Brooks to head the less-than-truckload business it bought last … Continue reading at wsj.com

Exxon predicted today's cheap solar boom back in the 1980s

Why the oil giant now known as ExxonMobil was in the solar photovoltaic business in the 1980s is a longer story. The late 1970s traumatized the energy industry. The year 1979 alone brought the Iranian revolution, a consequent oil shock, and the Three … Continue reading at business.financialpost.com

Todays Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

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Must-have equipment for today’s home office

Smartphone– As well as calling clients and suppliers phone-to-phone or via Skype, your smartphone will let you text, access vital business documents, and surf the web, whether you’re at your desk or in an airport. Headset– Gone are the days of propping … Continue reading at wdrb.com

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U.S. businessmen seek higher equity caps for FIIs

Chairman of the capital markets working group of the U.S. India Business Council said. "Why can't that be increased to 15 or 20 per cent. That would bring a lot more capital into India," Mr. Chadha said. More work also needs to be done in developing … Continue reading at thehindu.com

In today's social media age, LinkedIn is more than just an online connection

I know it's a good tool for my business, but what else should I be doing? A: In this age of social media as a communication tool, LinkedIn is one of the most compelling for business people. So many users get started by creating a profile and accepting … Continue reading at ktar.com

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Rules of business for local govts

PESHAWAR: The district nazims on Wednesday expressed serious reservations over the excessive powers given to bureaucracy in the rules of business for the local government system and declared to move the court as they believed it was in conflict with the … Continue reading at thenews.com.pk

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CORRUPTION WORSENS COST FOR NEW BUSINESSES The increasing cost of starting a business in Ghana remains a headache for many entrepreneurs and is compelling such businesses to look elsewhere in the sub-region for a friendlier operating environment. Continue reading at modernghana.com

Todays Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

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Providing Seamless Protection in todays Changing Threat Environment,

The software will feature protection from exposing private information or becoming susceptible to data-theft and other malicious online threats on both personal and business devices. “It’s a fact of life that all laptops, smart phones, PC’s and tablets are … Continue reading at internet.itbusinessnet.com

Designing for Today's Digital Experiences

Anything we do has to have the potential to make a large scale societal or cultural impact and become a great business. We look for projects where design and technology can improve an underserved market. We have to feel like our skills are a really good … Continue reading at psfk.com

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Free trade is losing its political punch in some of the most export-heavy congressional districts of the U.S. It's an ominous trend for exporters that are looking for a boost from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. A WSJ analysis by Bob Davis, Siobhan Hughes and Dante Chinni shows that only three of the 10 members of Congress from the districts showing the biggest exports gains since 2010 have publicly backed fast-track trade legislation. Three lawmakers from those districts, all Democrats, have announced they're opposed. The stakes for exporters should the TPP fail to pass are large: collectively, the countries involved in trade talks would make up America's third-largest goods export market. The world's airlines are projected to generate a collective .3 billion in profits this year, an outlook that's 17% better than forecast just six months ago. Shipping customerscan hope that the improved profitability translates into new cargo capacity. The profits projected this year by the International Air Transport Association are being built in part by keeping tight control on capacity in the passenger market, and there won't be much incentive to change a formula that's working so well. The WSJ's Robert Wall reports that passenger load factors are reaching past 80%, which crowds out cargo business. Carriers should deliver an industry-wide 7.5% return on invested capital in 2015 and that capital costs have declined. That would make freighters cheaper to buy--if airlines want to put those profits to work. Air freight business isn't seeing the same rosy outlook as passenger trade, and shippers in the industrial side of the airline business shouldn't expect capacity growth anytime soon. The improving profits in passenger operations aren't causing airlines to budge on their disciplined strategy

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