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Lisa Baertlein

'Storm approaching': firms fear for deliveries in shipping shakeup

25 Jun 2019

LONDON/LOS ANGELES U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months.

Union Pacific CEO signals caution on Trump's China tariff threat

19 Jun 2019

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Union Pacific Corp's chief executive said another round of tariffs on Chinese goods could badly hurt his railroad and the U.S. economy, but he feels U.S. President Donald Trump is listening to his concerns.

DHL says it will invest $150 million to expand U.S. healthcare business

13 Jun 2019

LOS ANGELES Deutsche Post DHL Group on Thursday said it will spend $150 million this year to expand its U.S. healthcare distribution network capacity by roughly 40 percent.

Mexico tariff uncertainty leaves U.S. produce importers in the lurch

11 Jun 2019

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES On Friday evening, watermelon importer Scott Vandervoet received a flurry of WhatsApp messages from his fellow Nogales, Arizona produce brokers: U.S. tariffs on all Mexican goods due to take effect on Monday were off after the United States and Mexico reached a migration pact.

Exclusive: FedEx to hire 700 flexible rural and residential drivers

06 Jun 2019

LOS ANGELES FedEx Corp said it plans to hire about 700 flexible, part-time Express drivers in 160 U.S. residential and rural markets as customer-turned-competitor Amazon.com Inc puts pressure on established delivery firms.

CORRECTED-EXCLUSIVE-FedEx to hire 700 flexible rural and residential drivers

06 Jun 2019

LOS ANGELES, June 6 FedEx Corp said it plans to hire about 700 flexible, part-time Express drivers in 160 U.S. residential and rural markets as customer-turned-competitor Amazon.com Inc puts pressure on established delivery firms.

How tariff hikes are squeezing the U.S. furniture business

31 May 2019

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO When President Donald Trump decided to raise tariffs on Chinese imports earlier this month, Francis O'Brien was left with no choice but to add a 4% fee on every item of furniture he sells. | Video

FOCUS-How tariff hikes are squeezing the U.S. furniture business

31 May 2019

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO, May 31 After President Donald Trump announced higher tariffs on Chinese imports earlier this month, Francis O'Brien slapped a new 4% fee on every item of furniture he sells.

U.S., China firms scramble as new tariffs hurt business

31 May 2019

SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES Shanghai wine importer Alex Chen has spent the last 10 days moving all his American wines - from chardonnays to zinfandels - out of warehouses in the city's free trade zone before they are hit with an extra tariff that kicks in on Saturday.

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