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Millions of chickens drown in Florence floodwaters, manure pits damaged

18 Sep 2018

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as catastrophic flooding killed nearly 2 million chickens, collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, and made stretches of major roads impassable.

FedEx quarterly profit misses Wall Street estimate

18 Sep 2018

FedEx Corp reported quarterly profit that missed Wall Street estimates on Monday, as employee compensation and other expenses weighed on results.

Florence shuts down slaughterhouses, hog manure pits collapse

17 Sep 2018

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as flash floods collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, made roads undriveable and delayed rail shipments.

UPS plan to boost business shipping falls short with investors

13 Sep 2018

United Parcel Service Inc is doubling down on shipments between businesses as part of a $20 billion(15.26 billion pounds) overhaul aimed at automating its facilities and offsetting the profit squeeze from lower-profit home deliveries from large retailers like Amazon.com .

Hurricane Florence disrupts deliveries, threatens U.S. supply chain

13 Sep 2018

Transportation companies in Georgia and the Carolinas sprinted to secure property and employees in the path of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday as disruptions to the U.S. supply chain were already being felt.

Hurricane Florence disrupts deliveries, threatens U.S. supply chain

13 Sep 2018

Transportation companies in Georgia and the Carolinas sprinted to secure property and employees in the path of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday as disruptions to the U.S. supply chain were already being felt.

U.S. trucking industry volumes to grow 4.2 percent in 2018: forecast

06 Sep 2018

LOS ANGELES U.S. truck transportation volume will rise 4.2 percent in the United States in 2018, fueled in part by a manufacturing industry rebound and a healthy economy, according to a new forecast from the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

U.S. trucking industry volumes to grow 4.2 pct in 2018 -forecast

06 Sep 2018

LOS ANGELES, Sept 6 U.S. truck transportation volume will rise 4.2 percent in the United States in 2018, fueled in part by a manufacturing industry rebound and a healthy economy, according to a new forecast from the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture

14 Aug 2018

Kroger Co has partnered with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to sell nuts, supplements and other products in China, venturing outside the United States for the first time in what is fast becoming a fierce global battle to dominate online grocery sales.

Old-line Kroger shows new moves in grocery delivery drive

08 Aug 2018

CINCINNATI Kroger Co , the nation's biggest supermarket chain, whose founder delivered groceries by horse and buggy, is using a different kind of horsepower in its race with online grocery sellers. | Video

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At U.N., Trump rejects globalism and blasts Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump used his annual address to the United Nations on Tuesday to attack Iran's "corrupt dictatorship," praise last year's bogeyman North Korea and lay down a defiant message that he will reject globalism and protect American interests.