Hurricane Iota became the second Category 4 storm to strike Nicaragua, making landfall just 13 miles from where Hurricane Eta landed less than two weeks ago.
Hurricanes in the 2020 season have seen higher rates of “rapid intensification,” a potential effect of climate change.
Almost 500,000 people were left without power over the weekend after a string of severe thunderstorms hit parts of the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S.
USPS package volume increased 19% year over year for the fiscal year ending September 30, new data shows. The service expects a permanent elevation of volumes due to shifting consumer behavior toward e-commerce.
With tight freight capacity nationwide and supply constraints with many plastic resins, clients are advised to provide expanded lead times on orders to help assure delivery dates.
The North Texas Food Bank distributed food to more than 25,000 people stretched in a line of several thousand cars on Saturday, underscoring the pandemic’s potentially widespread effects on food insecurity.
A top Federal Reserve official said there are still fiscal and monetary measures that will likely be used to ensure a continued U.S. economic recovery, including changes to the central bank’s asset-purchase program that has acquired $120 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bonds.
More than 300,000 residents have left New York City in the last eight months, fueled by coronavirus concerns, economic worries, school complications and crime, a new report says.
Foreign enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities has declined by the largest number since 2003, a confluence of restrictive federal immigration policies alongside travel bans occasioned by the pandemic.
Amazon announced $791 million in donations to the Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund and other environmental groups as part of the company’s $10 billion climate pledge.
IT professionals focused on data storage, cloud computing and artificial intelligence were a critical force in providing reliable COVID-19 numbers during history’s quickest attempt to comprehend a pandemic.
Hopes are growing that Europe’s second wave of COVID-19 is slowing, as new case numbers in several hard-hit countries fell below recent highs.
A 750-billion-euro aid package for the European Community was blocked by Hungary and Poland in a political dispute, creating uncertainty in the bloc.
Sweden banked containment hopes on large-scale immunity from COVID-19 rather than lockdowns and restrictions. Recently, the country has seen a 50% increase in cases per week, consistently reporting more infections than Scandinavian peers that imposed early lockdowns.
The World Health Organization is investigating a cluster of 65 coronavirus infections among staff at the group’s Geneva headquarters.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns that the U.S. is falling behind in international trade following the formation of the Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP), now the world’s largest trade pact with 15 Asia-Pacific countries encompassing 30% of the global population and economy.
The first passengers to take part in United Airlines’ free virus testing took flight from Newark, New Jersey, to London Monday evening, potentially paving the way for a dedicated U.S.-Europe route with relaxed quarantine requirements.
To overtake Tesla as the world’s leading maker of electric cars, Volkswagen announced plans to invest $86 billion in electric vehicle development over the next five years. The company also announced a $233 million investment in new production lines at a Central Mexico plant.
A miniature electric vehicle developed by General Motors recently overtook Tesla’s Model 3 as the best-selling electric vehicle in China.
Craig Shell from our Wire & Cable team delivered a product presentation on cable tapes and gels at the recent the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium. Click here to access this talk.
Greg Watkins, senior manager of talent acquisition and development at M. Holland, spoke at the recent MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference on recruiting the next generation of talent in a post-pandemic world. Click here to view this presentation.
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