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Google Spending Soars, Walmart Workers Demand Higher Wages, Ebola Scare Pushes Up Sales of Cleaning Products

- October 17, 2014 12:27 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

High business spending is one major factor that led to lower-than-expected earnings in the third quarter of the year for Google. And, Walmart workers gathered in New York, Washington and Phoenix on Thursday to bring more attention to their efforts to raise labor wages to a minimum of $15 an hour. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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AbbVie Pulls Back on Shire Deal, Japan Creates Commercial Planes, CBS Jumps on Streaming Service Bandwagon

- October 16, 2014 12:22 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie is pulling away from its proposed acquisition of Shire. And, Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is reportedly working on constructing the country’s first commercial airliner in more than 50 years. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Google’s New Smartphone Competes with iPhone, Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles

- October 15, 2014 12:17 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Google has released its new Nexus 6 smartphone, a device that will sell for nearly $650. And, Toyota announced it will recall 1.67 million vehicles worldwide due to problem with brakes. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Google’s Member-Based Shopping Service, Apple’s Smart Locks and Problems at Bangladesh Factories

- October 14, 2014 12:47 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Google is amping up its competition with Amazon as it begins its Google Express shopping service. And, Apple will sell a smart lock for front doors. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news.

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New iPad Air Coming This Week, China Amps Up Steel Exports, Companies Announce Merger Talks and Deals

- October 13, 2014 12:11 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Apple is set to release its iPad Air 2 at an event Oct. 16. And, the amount of steel products coming out of China reached a new high in September. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Amazon Store Coming to NYC, Nissan Hood Dangers Cause Car Recall

- October 10, 2014 12:21 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Amazon.com Inc. will open a physical store in New York City - and in time for the holiday shopping season. Also, Nissan is recalling around 220,000 2013 model year Altimas due to a dangerous defect with the hoods of the cars. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Apple Suppliers Expect iPad Delays, Microsoft Sets the Record Straight About Its Surface

- October 9, 2014 12:13 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Demand for the new iPhone 6 is causing delays in other Apple products. And, another tablet maker, Microsoft, has dispelled rumors its Surface line will dissolve. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news.

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Business, Consumer Spending Takes Over Today’s Headlines

- October 8, 2014 12:42 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Businesses are increasing spending on employee travel this year. Consumer spending, however, dipped in September, according to a new Gallup poll. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Opera Solutions Releases New Solution, GM Recalls Cop Cars

- October 7, 2014 12:26 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Opera Solutions released its new spend analytics solution BIQ 5.0 today. And, General Motors is now recalling police cars. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news.

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Companies Announce Mergers, Splits and Sales

- October 6, 2014 12:33 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Facebook has now officially acquired WhatsApp, the popular mobile-messaging service. And, Dubai-based Dragon Oil PLC is looking to buy the Irish company Petroceltic International PLC, which would allow Dragon to expand its exploration and production activities around the world. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Holiday Season Stressors Begin, Computer Hardware Suppliers Create New Competition

- October 3, 2014 12:17 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

The United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. are trying to persuade retailers to start holiday sales sooner and make other seasonal changes that would make it easier for the delivery companies to get packages to customers on time for Christmas. And, suppliers for Dell, Hewlett Packard and Cisco are starting to make and sell their own generic servers at a cheaper price - creating competition for these major name brands. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Boeing to Increase Production of 737s, Emirates Airlines Helps Boost Trade with Africa

- October 2, 2014 12:27 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Boeing will ramp up production of its 737 medium-range airplanes, with plans to produce 52 planes a month in 2018. And, Dubai-based Emirates Airline has become the largest carrier in sub-Saharan Africa and is planning on adding more routes in Africa. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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