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Container shipping is booming again. That probably won’t last

The two busiest ports in the U.S., the neighboring facilities of Los Angeles and Long Beach, have been setting new monthly records for inbound container traffic this summer and fall, with ships from Asia lining up offshore as they wait for berths to open...

Christmas tree sales are telling a holly, jolly economic story

John Williams, left, and his dad Terry, right, both of Salem, carry a large Christmas Tree out of the field together at Tucker Tree Farm in Salem, Oregon, November 29, 2020. Alisha Jucevic | Reuters Tree retailers are having a spirited season this year, as Americans...

Isro to help Agnikul with tech support to build its small rocket

BENGALURU: In a first to promote the private sector, India's space agency said that it would help Chennai rocket startup Agnikul Cosmos to test and qualify its small rocket that can launch 100 kg satellites into low earth orbit. Agnikul news24nationed a non disclosure agreement...

Southwest Airlines warns it could furlough 6,800 employees to cut costs

Travelers wearing protective masks cross a street outside a Southwest Airlines Co. check-in area at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Thursday said it could furlough more than 6,800...

Next two editions of ‘Hunar Haat’ to be held in UP’s Rampur and Lucknow: Naqvi

NEW DELHI: The next two editions of the Minority Affairs Ministry's 'Hunar Haat', a platform for products made by traditional artisans and craftsmen, will be held in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur and Lucknow, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday. The 'Hunar Haat' will be...

‘This is going to be challenging:’ How the UK will roll out Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

A nurse prepares to administer a flu vaccination to a man. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images The U.K. was the first country in the world to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's groundbreaking coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday for widespread use. In a way, that was the easy...

Globalization is alive and kicking in trade’s big 2020 comeback

The Covid-19 pandemic was supposed to put the final nail in the coffin of globalization and prompt a retreat into a new era of protectionism. Instead, some are now calling the crisis the Great Accelerator. The drop in international commerce was quick and steep during...

Ciara and ex-Lululemon CEO launch new clothing brand with ‘more to it than fashion’

Grammy Award-winning artist Ciara has launched a new fashion company alongside her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, and former Lululemon CEO Christine Day. But the brand, called the House of LR&C, has a mission beyond just the clothes it sells, Ciara and Day told...

Khatabook introduces Pagar khata App to digitize staff management for MSMEs

NEW DELHI: Khatabook has launched a new employee management platform, Pagarkhata App to MSMEs to digitally manage workforce-related tasks. These include monthly/hourly wages, attendance/leaves, payslips, salary calculation, payment, and more. Pagarkhata is the third digital offering by the company for MSME segment, with others...