Afternoon Coffee: Unemployment rate goes from 6.3% to 6.2%; Sidewalk delivery robots get new funding; PRO recap: SirionLabs 3-part 2021 update

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In today’s headlines, the jobs report released today shows positive signs in nonfarm payroll jobs added and the unemployment rate. In other news, an Uber start-up called Serve Robotics received new funding to develop its sidewalk delivery bots. In Spend Matters’ PRO coverage this week, an analyst provided a three-part Vendor Analysis of SirionLabs, a contract management specialist. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: Supply chain woes; Oil price gains; Housing supply falls short of demand

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Here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets, which this week includes coverage of oil prices, housing supply and rising shipping rates.

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