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Q&A: Strategies for connecting brands and their customers Special

Why is Amazon a successful retailer? This is a question that many retail companies have pondered over. One answer, according to analysts at Elastic Path is that the company more fully understands what the customer expects and how this can be delivered.

Homeowners still haven't signed agreements with Trans Mountain

Ottawa - After 68 months of contested hearings, an appellate court setback, a government takeover, and two federal cabinet approvals, an extra step will prolong the Canadian regulatory ordeal of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

Five tips for a smooth work re-entry after vacation

Over the summer period many people take a vacation. For the busy business executive, returning to work can be traumatic, especially as the list of tasks to do has mounted up. Rachel Ernst of Reflektive gives some tips.

US official claims Huawei and trade dispute are different issues

The head of Trump's cybersecurity and foreign privacy policy says the US stand blacklisting Huawei Technologies for security reasons is not related to the ongoing trade war between the two countries.

IMF/World Bank: 75 years as the world's financial firefighters

Washington - At the critical moment of a Hollywood movie starring A-lister Sandra Bullock, Bolivia's newly-elected president calls in the International Monetary Fund to bail out the poverty-stricken country, violating a campaign promise.

Q&A: Technology is tracking employee dynamics to retain talent Special

With the employment market in the balance of the potential employee, organizations need to focus on their employee engagement tactics in order to avoid losing the best talent. Carley Childress of Macorva explains more.

Hemp is now the cannabis cash crop as demand for CBD rises

Marijuana is still banned for recreational use across much of the world, and even medical access is limited in many countries. However, players in the $340 billion global industry are turning their attention to pot's less-regulated cousin, hemp.

Kentucky coal producer with 2,800 workers files for bankruptcy

Blackhawk Mining, LLC., a coal company with 2,800 employees in Kentucky and West Virginia, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy later this week, according to documents released by the company.

Report: Cultural factors hampering construction digitialization

A new report finds that while the construction industry is making progress with digital transformation, especially being an early adopter of AI, the DX journey is hampered by cultural factors.

Microsoft teams up with AT&T for major cloud computing deal

Although Amazon (AWS) leads the cloud computing market by a wide margin, second place Microsoft has signalled that it will closing the gap through a new $2 billion deal with AT&T.

Disruption has finally come to the toilet paper market

In February 2019, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report titled “The Issue With Tissue." The whole point was to give leading brands of toilet paper a sustainability grade and make people aware it does come from trees - lots of tree

Pot retailer Curaleaf expands US footprint in $875 million deal

U.S. cannabis retailer Curaleaf Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it would buy privately held GR Companies Inc (Grassroots) in a cash and stock deal valued at about $875 million to expand its footprint in the United States.

New digital design project for pharmaceutical product development

A consortium of industry, academia and government have developed a new approach to digital design for pharmaceutical product and process development. Called ADDoPT, the focus is on process understanding and predictive modeling.

Digital twins technology is changing business process

Digital twins technology presents companies with a significant opportunity to improve products and processes by testing out virtual simulations. We look at three diverse applications of this technology, outlining the advantages to businesses.

IMF to begin search for new leader as Lagarde resigns as of Sept 12

Washington - Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday.

Beijing rebuffs Trump claims over economic slowdown

Bejing - China on Tuesday rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that it is being forced to make a trade deal because of its slowing economy, as the two sides prepare for more talks.

Shoppers are cancelling Amazon Prime to support worker protests

Many Amazon workers, globally, have become increasingly discontent with their pay and conditions and they are beginning to take action. In acts of solidarity, many shoppers have chosen 'Prime Day' to cancel their memberships.

Digital transformation is causing C-suite tensions

Digital transformation is not only about technology, it's also about changes of practices which need to diffuse through an organization's culture. This needs to be begin at the top. A new report finds C-suite discord is a block to effective DX processes.

Q&A: AI streamlines businesses processes to target efficiency Special

From easing change management woes to anticipating outages and down time, artificial intelligence offers a powerful predictive tool to assist businesses with their growth strategy, according to Steve Stover at SolarWinds.
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