Critical USDA functions operating during U.S. government shutdown - but agricultural community is wary

Critical USDA functions operating during U.S. government shutdown - but agricultural community is wary

The third week of the partial Federal government shutdown is impacting U.S. agriculture. Without full funding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is not providing some real-time information, full financial support, or some critical services for farmers and ranchers.

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Apple lowers revenue expectations as China’s market slows

Apple lowers revenue expectations as China’s market slows

Among news of poor performance in the Chinese economy, one of the most distressing signals for foreign retailers and manufacturers is Apple’s announcement on Wednesday that the company had reduced revenue expectations due to poor iPhone sales in China.

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Logistics market expansion dominated by manufacturing, retail

Logistics market expansion dominated by manufacturing, retail

Manufacturing leads first-party logistics growth because of the sector’s long-established supply chains. Retail is the next-largest contributor to first-party logistics growth through the impact of e-commerce.

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