Economies of Scale

Why the world is in a maritime crisis

Your favorite brands pay 10 times the regular price of shipping your stuff across the ocean. Shortages also abound. All thanks to a chaos in the maritime trade that has been going on since last year. See more stories on the Insider business page. The price of a shipping container …

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Pinedale roundup | UP Energy becomes PureWest

SUBLETTE COUNTY – What’s in a name? With the acquisition of the assets of Pinedale Energy Partners Operators, Anticline’s largest natural gas producer is once again changing its name to pursue a new image. With the continued decline in natural gas prices and a competitive market, Ultra is carving out …

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Sinch buys MessageMedia for $ 1.3 billion to compete with Twilio in enterprise SMS services – TechCrunch

Sinch – the Swedish company which provides a suite of services to businesses to integrate communications and in particular “customer engagement” into their services by means of APIs – has made another acquisition in its global market to grow its business and compete more directly Twilio. The company announced today …

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Fresno wants to add more commercial cannabis licenses

Before awarding even a single retail marijuana license, Fresno City Council is considering increasing the number of licensed sellers. The current allocation is 14 retail cannabis licenses – two in each of the council’s seven districts. The city code allows this number to increase to 21, with three in each …

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Outsourcing Strategies to Excel in Manufacturing

NEW DELHI: Manufacturing outsourcing began in the 1970s, when companies contracted non-core processes to third-party vendors to alleviate labor arbitrage and avoid settlement payments. The concept of outsourcing was officially recognized as a business strategy, with increased adoption in the 1990s. Outsourcing opened up opportunities for economies of scale, lower …

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How Utah Could Be The Saudi Arabia Of Sustainable Energy And Why It Likely Not, Writes Editorial Board

We don’t pay lip service to solar, wind and geothermal power, but Cox’s devotion to 20th century sources is depressing. Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Rocky Mountain Power runs tours to promote its Blue Sky clean energy program with a bus trip to the wind farm at the …

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Elon Musk dragged Bitcoin where he dreaded going

Bitcoin uses a lot of electricity. The same goes for electric cars, space travel, and civilization in general, but few things burn energy so brazenly. To appease criticism, Elon Musk and Michael Saylor announced late last month that Bitcoin miners in North America had agreed to form the Bitcoin Mining …

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Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard

There is one issue that affects virtually every person on the planet, regardless of race, religion, age, income, or place of residence: the climate. Whether it’s droughts, fires, water shortages, hurricanes and floods, crop losses, melting ice and rising sea levels, an ocean that heats up and becomes more acidic, …

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Climate disaster: five ways to tackle it and make the world a better place for you and me

Climate change is a race against time. The sooner we find out, the better. It is possible to alleviate the urgent crisis by focusing on collective actions that include making sustainable lifestyle choices, discouraging fossil fuel industries, stepping up pressure on governments, and securing accountability at every level of governance. …

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