Rising US truck, intermodal rates confirm strengthening economy

Truck pricing data from early April and March provide a clearer view of US economic growth and underscore pricing trends that will challenge shippers as the spring retail and produce seasons kick into higher gear. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US Consumer confidence may have slipped slightly in March, but data released Wednesday… Source: http://www.joc.com

April 11, 2018
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Apple Is Developing a TV Show Based On Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Deadline: In a competitive situation, Apple has nabbed a TV series adaptation of Foundation, the seminal Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy. The project, from Skydance Television, has been put in development for straight-to-series consideration. Deadline revealed last June that Skydance had made a deal with the Asimov estate and that David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman were cracking the code on a…

April 11, 2018
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Apple Is Developing a TV Show Based On Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Deadline: In a competitive situation, Apple has nabbed a TV series adaptation of Foundation, the seminal Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy. The project, from Skydance Television, has been put in development for straight-to-series consideration. Deadline revealed last June that Skydance had made a deal with the Asimov estate and that David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman were cracking the code on a…

April 11, 2018
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Zuckerberg dodged questions from lawmakers on activity tracking outside the Facebook app, who Facebook’s biggest competitor is, its confusing ToS, and more (CNNMoney)

April 11, 2018

CNNMoney: Zuckerberg dodged questions from lawmakers on activity tracking outside the Facebook app, who Facebook’s biggest competitor is, its confusing ToS, and more  —  Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony in two minutes  —  Mark Zuckerberg’s team has a lot of following up to do. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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How Will Automation Affect Different US Cities?

Casino dealers and fishermen are both likely to be replaced by machines in coming years. So which city will lose more of its human workforce — Las Vegas, the country’s gambling capital, or Boston, a major fishing hub? From a research: People tend to assume that automation will affect every locale in the same, homogeneous way, says Hyejin Youn, an assistant professor of management and organization at Kellogg. “They have…

April 11, 2018
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Speculation mounts on US allowing Cosco takeover of LB terminal

The merged Cosco-OOCL would be the second-largest carrier serving the US trades. Above: the Port of Long Beach. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Amid an escalation in trade tensions between the United States and China, speculation is mounting about why US regulators haven’t yet approved Cosco Shipping’s takeover of a Long Beach terminal… Source: http://www.joc.com

April 11, 2018
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