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Amazon's 'collaborative' robots offer peek into the future

New York - Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars -- but instead of colliding, they're following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon.

Spanish supermarket Dia to slash jobs

Madrid - Financially troubled Spanish supermarket group Dia said Friday it wanted to cut up to 2,100 jobs as it reported a massive loss.

GM begins first round of layoffs — axing 4,000 workers

Detroit - General Motors began involuntary layoffs on Monday, hoping to complete the latest round of cutbacks before releasing its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

Stratolaunch cuts back operations, dropping rocket plans

Stratolaunch, the private spaceflight company building the world's largest and, perhaps, most bizarre-looking airplane, is scaling back its operations. More than 50 employees will be laid off as part of the company's "streamlining" plan.

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Paris - Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday.

Thomson Reuters announces 3,200 job cuts over two years

Montr - Financial data and news agency Thomson Reuters announced Tuesday cuts of 3,200 jobs and dozens of office closures worldwide over the next two years as part of a restructuring.

Canadian workers slam GM plant closure as 'slap in face'

Oshawa - Canadian auto workers walked off the job in protest Monday as General Motors said it would shutter a plant that has been a fixture of Oshawa, Ontario since 1953 -- drawing protests from union bosses and the country's prime minister.

General Motors says cutting 15% of workforce to save $6 bn

Washington - In a massive restructuring, US auto giant General Motors announced Monday it will cut 15 percent of its workforce to save $6 billion and adapt to "changing market conditions.

S. Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster eyes massive layoffs

Johanesburg - South Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster SABC is considering laying off nearly 1,000 people, or about one third of its full-time staff, in a bid to turn around its "dire" finances, according to a document seen on Tuesday.

As Trump promotes his tariffs, companies are laying off workers

The ongoing trade war President Donald Trump has waged against world powers, including some of our closest allies, doesn't show signs of slowing down, forcing many U.S. companies to make some hard decisions about where to cut costs.

Cameco suspends uranium production at Canadian sites

Saskatoon - In the face of rock-bottom uranium prices, Cameco Corporation is indefinitely shutting down its Key Lake mill and McArthur River mines in Saskatchewan, laying off close to 700 employees.

Tenaris lays off Canadian workers as Trump steel tariffs bite

Sault Ste. Marie - Even as Canada's retaliatory tariffs go into effect today against President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum - a steel pipe manufacturer in Ontario is temporarily laying off 40 workers, according to a company spokesman.

Deutsche Bank slashes over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank said Thursday it will slash over 7,000 jobs globally and dramatically scale back its investment banking activities as it seeks to turn the page on years of losses.

Carrier plant Trump made campaign deal with lays off more workers

Over 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 trumpeting his deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

Strike over Teva layoffs briefly halts flights at Israel's main airport

Jerusalem - Flights at Israel's main airport were suspended for several hours on Sunday as part of a strike against plans by pharmaceutical giant Teva to shed employees.

Israel drug giant Teva announces 14,000 job cuts over two years

Jerusalem - Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts over two years as it unveiled a wide-reaching restructuring plan after facing low prices for generic drugs.

General Motors idles Detroit plant, lays off 1,500 workers

Detroit - General Motors confirmed on Thursday it was idling its Detroit-Hamtramck plant for six weeks starting in mid-November and will cut car production by about 20 percent when the plant reopens.

Drive towards the cloud leads Microsoft to layoff thousands

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees as it embarks on a restructuring of its global sales team. According to several reports published in the past week, the layoffs are connected to Microsoft's intent to double down on cloud software.

Sears Canada files for creditor protection

Montr - Sears Canada filed for court protection from creditors Thursday as the onetime retail giant seeks to adapt to a changed landscape and tougher online competition.

Ford to cut 10% of global workforce: report

New York - US auto giant Ford is poised to cut thousands of jobs worldwide, with reductions expected to total about 10 percent of its global workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday.

GM to lay off 1,100 as it shifts production and cuts third shift

Lansing - General Motors Company will lay off 1,100 employees in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan when it cuts the third shift.

Twitter plans to layoff hundreds of employees

Twitter is reportedly planning to layoff as much as eight percent of its staff, or around 300 employees. The news comes after Twitter failed to find a potential buyer.

New job cuts expected by ailing tech giant Yahoo

Sunnyvale - Ailing Internet giant Yahoo could cut 15 percent of its workforce and close several business units in a cost-cutting move expected to be announced tomorrow.

Major pharmaceutical companies announce big layoffs

We are only into the early days of 2016 but this hasn’t slowed the actions of companies doing anything to protect their share prices. Two big pharmaceutical companies have already announced plant closures and layoffs.

Four Air France employees sacked over shirt-ripping incident

Paris - Air France said Thursday it had sacked four employees and started dismissal proceedings against a union representative over chaotic scenes last month when two of its executives had their shirts shredded by angry staff.

Round-up of the week's pharmaceutical industry news

Digital Journal has assessed the key developments in the pharmaceutical sector this week and brings you the latest company mergers, suspect business practices, and ‘structural adjustments.’

Biogen lays off 880 workers

Pharmaceutical company Biogen, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts , has laid off 880 employees in a large restructuring move. The company also plans to halt some drug development projects.

Five Air France workers face trial in December

Paris - Five Air France employees will stand trial on December 2 for their alleged role in violent scenes last week during which one of the struggling airline's executives had his shirt ripped off.

Six arrested over Air France violence

Paris - Six Air France employees were arrested Monday for their alleged roles in a violent protest that forced an executive for the struggling airline to flee an angry mob after his shirt was ripped off.

Arrests over Air France violence angers unions, left

Paris - Six Air France employees were arrested Monday for their role in a violent protest that forced an executive for the struggling airline to flee an angry mob after his shirt was ripped off.
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Located in northern Saskatchewan  the McArthur River mine has an annual uranium capacity of 18.7 mil...
Located in northern Saskatchewan, the McArthur River mine has an annual uranium capacity of 18.7 million pounds of U3O8.
Cameco Corp.
General Motors  Michigan assembly plant.
General Motors' Michigan assembly plant.
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2016 Chevrolet Volt (second generation) unveiled at the January 2015 North American International Auto Show January 17, 2015.
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Falcon 9 successfully launched 10 NEXT satellites to orbit on January 10. This was the eighth set of...
Falcon 9 successfully launched 10 NEXT satellites to orbit on January 10. This was the eighth set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX has launched for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
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Shane Smith during the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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