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Warehouses are soaring in value amid a global shift to e-commerce and the need for logistics centers in the age of Amazon.com Inc. Canada's industrial vacancy rate dropped to 3.9 percent at the end of last year, the lowest since 2001, according to Cushman & Wakefield, and rents continue to soar.
BANGKOK (AP) -- The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to step up investments in Thailand. The founder of the online shopping giant, Jack Ma, met with Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Thursday and signed an agreement to help set up a "smart digital hub" to facilitate ...
Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Clark talks about a variety of topics discussed under the Gold Dome in Atlanta by state lawmakers when he addressed members and guests at Wednesday morning's Eggs & Issues meeting at Central Georgia Technical College ...
In a press release, the Chamber of Digital Commerce said that as part of the executive committee, Discover will help educate, promote and accelerate the use of blockchain technologies around the globe. The Chamber of Digital Commerce noted that in March, it along with Discover hosted Discover Blockchain ...
The dominant social network has been working on turning Instagram into an e-commerce platform for quite some time, similarly allowing Instagrammers -- whose monthly active user (MAU) base is quickly approaching 1 billion -- to seamlessly purchase products directly within the app. Instagram ...

iZettle, the startup out of Sweden that has been referred to as the Square of Europe, is today making a move that underscores its bigger strategy to build on its traction with small businesses in mobile payments, to expand into an ever-wider range of financial services to fill out its $950 million valuation. e-commerce
Jack Condlin, president and CEO of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, will retire June 30 after 20 years leading the organization, the Chamber announced Tuesday. Condlin last month informed the Chamber's Executive Committee of his decision, according to Chamber officials. Heather Cavanagh, the ... e-commerce
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Northwest's history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard. The values that define our region have made it possible to create a thriving and competitive economy while figuring out the best path forward together. e-commerce
The head of Michigan Works, Great Lakes Bay Region gave an overview of the current labor market in a presentation to the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce today. Ed Oberski says more people are leaving the work force, than entering it. He says there are hundreds of jobs available in the Great Lakes Bay ... e-commerce
For the e-commerce companies at the center of it all, getting out in front and addressing this challenge before it becomes a reputational black mark involves a deep understanding of a complicated set of state and local tax laws, and a leap of faith that now is the right time to start proactively collecting sales ... e-commerce
Northam appointed Brian Ball as secretary on Monday, replacing Esther Lee, a Northern Virginia technology executive, “who unfortunately will leave the administration for family reasons,” the governor's chief of staff, Clark Mercer, told commerce and trade employees in an email obtained by the Richmond ... e-commerce
COLORADO SPRINGS — Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says his department is gearing up to add space traffic management to its growing portfolio of commercial space responsibilities. Speaking at the 34th Space Symposium here April 17, Ross said the Commerce Department was taking several ... e-commerce
Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the new space race. 10 Hours Ago. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks with CNBC's Morgan Brennan about the new space race and growing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Watch CNBC Live TV ... e-commerce
The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has banned organizations and individuals involved in e-commerce businesses in the city from using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to settle transactions online, in a document issued to relevant parties on April 13. The document cites government decrees on ... e-commerce
The town has close to 400 hotel rooms that are often booked, said Judson Thigpen, executive director of Cleveland's Chamber of Commerce. Tourism revenue is on the rise and the city's existing hotels are unable to house large tour groups, he added. But the Chawlas' two Trump hotels and a third by ... e-commerce
Gov. Ralph Northam has replaced his secretary of commerce and trade three months into his administration. Northam appointed Brian Ball as secretary on Monday, replacing Esther Lee, a Northern Virginia technology executive, “who unfortunately will leave the administration for family reasons,” the ... e-commerce

Two months after it was acquired by Zinox Technologies, Konga, a major e-commerce player in Nigeria, is taking another step in its evolution. The six-year old company will merge with Yudala, the e-commerce company affiliated with Zinox Technologies. Both companies will operate using Konga's brand ... e-commerce
Commerce reported that March was up 0.6% compared to February at $494.6 billion and was up 4.5% compared to March 2017. For the first quarter ... And it added that gasoline stations sales rose 9.7% annually, and non-store retailers, which includes e-commerce, saw a 9.7% annual gain. NRF reported a ... e-commerce
The 82nd Annual Phillips County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the PCCUA Fine Arts Center in Helena. The program began with an opening prayer offered by Reverend Mike Wilkie, before Chamber Board member Doug Holloway welcomed the Keynote speaker, ... e-commerce
TODAY: The Commerce Department reports retail sales data for March. … The National Association of Home Builders releases its builder sentiment index for April. TUESDAY: The Specialty Coffee Expo, a five-day gathering of coffee roasters, retailers, and food and beverage industry professionals from ... e-commerce
Back in 1992, retail was booming with new concepts and products. It was a time of great innovation with the rise of category killers, strip malls and supercenters — the internet and e-commerce was barely a glimmer in the horizon. But the first crack in a fissure that would later deeply divide the industry was ... e-commerce
Anthony Copeland graduated from Duke in 1978 with a B.A. in political science and history. He has been North Carolina's Secretary of Commerce since last year following an appointment by Gov. Roy Cooper. He was back on campus Wednesday morning for a meeting with Dean Bill Boulding at the Fuqua ... e-commerce
(Reuters) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE for seven years for violating the terms of a sanctions violation case, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. action, first reported by Reuters, could ... e-commerce
COLORADO SPRINGS — A new space traffic management policy announced by Vice President Mike Pence April 16 would give the Commerce Department, and not the FAA, responsibility for providing space situational awareness data to satellite operators. During a keynote address at the 34th Space ... e-commerce
To ride the wave of e-commerce potential, women should have meaningful access to and use of digital technologies. UNCTAD's e-commerce week will include several sessions on the role of women in e-commerce, including a ministerial roundtable: Advancing Women's Digital Opportunities. During ... e-commerce
The operator of six Commerce Bank branches in Springfield posted $96.7 million in net income available to common shareholders, up nearly 43 percent from $69.3 million a year earlier. Diluted share earnings rose to a company record of 92 cents from 65 cents in first-quarter 2017, according to a news ... e-commerce
There is one aspect of B2B e-commerce that is at best viewed as a simple function, or at worst, totally ignored. And yet like so many other components of business operations, the simplest approach is often the most powerful. List management is one of the “hidden” areas of B2B e-commerce where not just ... e-commerce
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has named its Top 10 Small Businesses for 2018. The winners were announced at a private reception at Plexpod in Westport Wednesday evening. Now the 10 companies will compete for the title of Small Business of the Year and the prestigious Mr. K Award ... e-commerce
RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, a travel agency, a golf-reservation system, matchmaking, wedding planning and insurance ... e-commerce
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - The local Chambers of Commerce gathered for a business showcase in Holyoke Wednesday night. Holyoke, Easthampton, Chicopee, Northampton, South Hadley and Quaboag Hills all joined for A Taste of Commerce. Local businesses in the region were given a chance to ... e-commerce
Profits at Commerce Bancshares in Kansas City, Mo. rose by double digits in the first quarter, as fee income expanded, yields on loans widened and funding costs held steady. Net income at the $24.6 billion-asset company increased 41% to $101 million from the first quarter in 2017. Earnings per share ... e-commerce
The announcement by the Department of Commerce was also met with skepticism in some quarters. For months, critics have blamed the Trump administration's anti-foreigner rhetoric and policies for the so-called "Trump slump," using the government's own statistics as a basis for the criticism. Now that ... e-commerce
Snap has been stepping up efforts to curry favor with publishers, especially as publishers continue to feel the impact of Facebook's news feed changes. Its newest pitch: commerce. Snap has begun testing a commerce function within a handful of Snapchat Discover publisher channels, according to multiple ... e-commerce
The surge of e-commerce orders will continue to drive trends in business operations, delivery methods, and vehicle purchases. That was the message during a Fleet Owner webinar from Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst of ACT Research Co., and Al Hemmelgarn, director of operations for ... e-commerce
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday he expects trade actions between the United States and China will likely lead to a negotiated deal, but that it was unclear whether such talks would happen by the end of May or later. “It wouldn't be surprising at all if the ... e-commerce
The House Energy and Commerce Committee confirmed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the committee at on April 11, acceding to demands from Capitol Hill that he answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on ... e-commerce
The general counsel from the Department of Commerce and the acting director of the Census will brief members of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 11 about the controversial inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. It will not be open press, according to a ... e-commerce
HOLYOKE — The public is invited to “A Taste of Commerce,” a chamber of commerce collaboration consisting of the Greater Holyoke, Greater Easthampton, Greater Chicopee, Greater Northampton, South Hadley and Granby, and Quaboag Hills chambers coming together to showcase local businesses in ... e-commerce
Ryder System, which provides commercial fleet management, transportation services and a supply chain platform, said it has acquired e-commerce fulfillment provider MXD Corp. for $120 million. The goal for Ryder is to bolster its omnichannel retail transportation efforts and grab more last mile deliveries ... e-commerce
The Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual awards ceremony next week, and the theme is new beginnings. But that theme will extend beyond just the ceremony. The chamber is planning a number of changes, which may include a new name and a new location. GCAACC ... e-commerce
SoftBank Group is investing $400 million in India's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd. in a funding round that will value the online retailer at roughly $1.9 billion. Alibaba, an existing investor in Paytm E-Commerce, is putting in $45 million in the round. Amit Sinha, chief operating officer of Paytm Mall said the ... e-commerce
CLOSTER — The Chamber of Commerce has dissolved, citing a lack of membership to help fulfill its goals. Mike Brown, former president of the chamber, said the organization voted to dissolve because it could not fill the roles necessary to keep the organization active. In the past, the organization had held ... e-commerce
Commerce had no legal basis to charge me exorbitant fees to access government data. My lawyers are representing me in this case pro bono. Commerce argued that the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 and the Appropriations Act of 2016 taken together constitute a statute that can ... e-commerce
Commerce Bancshares Inc. board of directors announced Monday that effective Aug. 1, John W. Kemper, 40, currently president and chief operating officer of Commerce Bancshares Inc., will become president and CEO, assuming the CEO role currently held by his father David W. Kemper, 67, who will ... e-commerce
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the third-largest chamber of commerce in the region by revenue, according to Washington Business Journal research, with $2.89 million in 2016. That puts it only behind the Greater Washington Board of Trade, which also recently saw its longtime CEO leave, ... e-commerce
A group of 17 blue states and 6 cities filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce today, alleging that the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census will "significantly [deter] participation in immigrant communities, because of concerns about how the federal government will use citizenship information.". e-commerce
The $24.8 billion-asset company said in a press released late Tuesday that John Kemper, its president and chief operating officer, will become CEO on Aug. 1. Kemper will succeed his father, David Kemper. The elder Kemper, who joined Commerce in 1978 and became its CEO a decade later, will become ... e-commerce
Above the forwarded email I sent to my editor in March 2015 were the following remarks: “FYI, FOIAing two databases because they charge $13,000 a piece per year to access them.” Three years later, a federal district court judge says I'm entitled to that data—the only near-comprehensive records of people coming to the ... e-commerce
Taking steps to further expand its e-commerce, omni-channel fulfillment, and last mile service offerings, freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder System Inc. said today it has acquired all outstanding equity of MXD Group for roughly $120 million. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MXD, ... e-commerce


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