The dawn of post-pandemic life is rising in some parts of the world. The majority of U.S. adults are vaccinated or partially so. There are pockets wher…
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Battle lines are being drawn in Washington D.C. over infrastructure and the American Jobs Plan (AJP). [1] One of those lines is on the very definition …
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Undercurrents in China and global supply chains collided last week. On Friday, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) was ordered by Chines…
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It was hard to miss news of the ship blocking the Suez Canal last week. It is a significant event in global trade—and an unexpected topic for an intern…
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The Port of Montreal is on edge this weekend. Longshoremen who work at the port are set to vote Sunday on terms of a contract between their union (the …
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One of the world’s leading supply chain finance companies, Greensill Capital, collapsed this week. The collapse threatens a vast web of companies linke…
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After spending almost four years aboard the MT Iba, the five-member crew is finally able to go home. The ship’s owner, Alco Shipping Services, fell int…
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This week’s news cycle has been focused on Texas and the punishing cascade of events brought about by frigid Arctic air (in Texas). Much of the attenti…
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The military coup in Myanmar is a setback for democracy in the country and introduces a new wrinkle in the trade dynamic between the U.S. and China. La…
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With the Super Bowl two days away, many of us are thinking about food. American’s consume more food on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day except for …
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On December 29, the Federal Railroad Commission (FRA) announced that positive train control (PTC) technology was successfully deployed on all 57,536 mi…
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The oceans were a dangerous place last year. The Gulf of Guinea—a major shipping corridor off the west coast of Africa—was especially dangerous. Accord…
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