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China Leads the Way to Cleaner Automobiles

Electric and electric hybrid cars have been making small strides in the global effort to reduce human reliance on petroleum in the last two decades. But the goal of total discontinuation of gasoline and diesel vehicles is still pretty far away for residents of the UK and France, [...]Read more
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UberEats Takes a Bite Out of Food Delivery Market

Although the ride-hailing arm of Uber is struggling, Uber may have found a niche where its core competencies really shine: food delivery. Uber Eats represents the company’s second try at food delivery – but this time, UberEverything, its parent division, is armed with a whole [...]Read more
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Best Buy Turns a Weakness into Its Primary Strength

In 2012, Best Buy was on its last leg. Amidst a scandal involving a CEO and an employee, stores that were hemorrhaging money and outdated systems that were only getting older by the minute while Amazon made huge strides in improving shipping speeds and inventory selection, Hubert [...]Read more
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Tech IPOs Looking Shaky, Correction May Be Coming

It’s not unusual for an IPO to backfire, resulting in stock prices that drop but ultimately recover over time. However, among tech startups, this situation is becoming more of an expectation than an occasional problem, making both IPO and pre-IPO investors extremely nervous. [...]Read more
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Grocers Struggle to Maintain Market Share

Much like their retail counterparts, grocery stores across America are suffering and losing share to shifts in how the public consumes. The grocery problem, however, goes beyond Amazon – though that is certainly an influence and may grow to become a serious threat with its [...]Read more
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Robot Pickers Inching Closer to Production

eCommerce revenues are up considerably, topping $390 billion last year and doubling those of 2011, increasing the pressure on retailers and warehouses to pack more orders faster while maintaining high accuracy rates. Right now, that job is one entrusted to a group of 950,000 [...]Read more
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Amazon Loses Q2 Profit, Eyes Long-Term Gains

In a recent earnings report, Amazon.com, Inc. announced that quarterly profit in the second quarter fell 77 percent, its lowest profit in nearly two years. The online retail giant said it is focusing on where all that money is being spent, namely on expansion of existing [...]Read more
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Blue Apron’s IPO Faces Huge Challenges

If a company was spending a quarter of its revenue to find customers that cost about $94 each to buy a subscription-based product with a price tag of about $10 a person, many investors would be afraid to go near it. If they learned an estimated 60 percent of customers stopped [...]Read more
 

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