Amazon starts hiring own drivers in German last-mile delivery push

Amazon starts hiring own drivers in German last-mile delivery push
MANNHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Amazon has begun hiring its own drivers in Germany and plans to open 11 more distribution centers to expand its delivery business in its second biggest market, the firm’s German logistics chief said in an interview. An outside view of an Amazon logistics centre in Mannheim, Germany, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski It is part of... Read More

With a backup to the backup, insulin makers say they’re primed for Brexit

With a backup to the backup, insulin makers say they’re primed for Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) – For two men trained as scientists, the bosses of Britain’s major insulin providers have had to become experts in ferry schedules, trucking laws and warehouse capacity as they seek to guarantee the supply of life-saving drugs through a chaotic Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A Novo Nordisk employee controls a machine at an insulin production line in a plant... Read More

Factbox: Britain’s insulin providers prepare for Brexit fallout

Factbox: Britain’s insulin providers prepare for Brexit fallout
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sanofi is seen at the company’s research and production centre in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau LONDON (Reuters) – With Britain sourcing the vast majority of the insulin needed by its 1 million diabetics from overseas, its biggest providers have had to restructure their supply chains in case a chaotic Brexit disrupts the... Read More

FAA chief to meet with Boeing officials, test 737 MAX simulator

FAA chief to meet with Boeing officials, test 737 MAX simulator
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Stephen Dickson plans to fly to Seattle this week to fly “newly configured” Boeing 737 MAX software in a simulator and will visit with Boeing (BA.N) officials, the agency said Monday. FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York,... Read More

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities – what will it mean for consumers?

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities – what will it mean for consumers?
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The attacks on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday will drive up fuel prices worldwide in the world’s largest outage in 50 years. Here’s what it could mean for consumers. Flames emerge from flare stacks at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani WHERE WILL I FEEL THE COST INCREASES?... Read More

House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes

House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes
(In September 12 story, corrects name of European Union Aviation Safety Agency from European Aviation and Space Agency in paragraph 10) FILE PHOTO: Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., April 29, 2019. Jim Young/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co’s chief executive to make several employees available... Read More

Indian’s top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart’s festive season sale

Indian’s top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart’s festive season sale
MUMBAI (Reuters) – A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon’s local unit and its rival Flipkart, saying their deep discounts violate the country’s foreign investment rules for online retail. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File... Read More

Crisis-hit Boeing readies huge effort to return 737 MAX to the skies

Crisis-hit Boeing readies huge effort to return 737 MAX to the skies
SEATTLE/CHICAGO/PARIS (Reuters) – As Boeing Co (BA.N) sets its sights on winning approval to fly its 737 MAX within weeks, following a six-month safety ban, engineers around the world are rolling out plans for one of the biggest logistical operations in civil aviation history. FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing... Read More

White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources

White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own vehicle rules, three people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Morning commuters travel in rush hour traffic towards Los Angeles, California, U.S., March... Read More

U.S. House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes

U.S. House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co’s chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design, development and certification of 737 MAX aircraft involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. FILE PHOTO: Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., April 29, 2019. Jim Young/Pool via... Read More