Unilever appoints Nils Andersen as chairman, replacing Dekkers

Unilever appoints Nils Andersen as chairman, replacing Dekkers
(Reuters) – Unilever (ULVR.L) UNc.AS named Danish businessman Nils Andersen as chairman on Wednesday, hoping his experience of consumer goods and logistics will help the group navigate a slowdown in its biggest markets and re-energize its foods business. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Unilever is seen at the headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo... Read More

Unilever appoints Andersen as new chairman, replacing Marijn Dekkers

Unilever appoints Andersen as new chairman, replacing Marijn Dekkers
(Reuters) – Unilever (ULVR.L) UNc.AS on Wednesday named non-executive director Nils Andersen as its new chairman, appointing an executive with deep experience across consumer goods and logistics industries to help the Dove soap maker navigate a dip in emerging market sales growth and fix its foods business. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Unilever is seen at the headquarters in Rotterdam,... Read More

Tariff stockpiling wanes as importers work off inventories: port executive

Tariff stockpiling wanes as importers work off inventories: port executive
(Reuters) – The executive in charge of the No. 1 seaport for U.S. trade with China on Tuesday said importers were not stockpiling goods ahead of President Donald Trump’s plan to slap 15% tariffs on cellphones, laptops, toys and other Chinese-made goods next month. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China August 6,... Read More

U.S. auto showrooms need more electric cars, environmental group says

U.S. auto showrooms need more electric cars, environmental group says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Environmental group the Sierra Club on Tuesday urged automakers and dealerships to help cut U.S. carbon emissions and fight the climate crisis by making more electric vehicle available in U.S. showrooms. FILE PHOTO: An official New York State electric car is displayed in a New York State exhibit at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in... Read More

Helping veterans develop business skills as entrepreneurs

Helping veterans develop business skills as entrepreneurs
NEW YORK – Every year, about 250,000 U.S. military members leave the service and enter the workforce, and one in five tries to start their own business. FILE PHOTO: U.S. General John Nicholson holds a news conference after a North Atlantic Council (NAC) defence ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal/File Photo While the military focuses on... Read More

Helping veteran entrepreneurs develop business skills

Helping veteran entrepreneurs develop business skills
NEW YORK – Every year, about 250,000 U.S. military members leave the service and enter the workforce, and one in five tries to start their own business. FILE PHOTO: U.S. General John Nicholson holds a news conference after a North Atlantic Council (NAC) defence ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal/File Photo While the military focuses on... Read More

China, Greece agree to push ahead with COSCO’s Piraeus Port investment

China, Greece agree to push ahead with COSCO’s Piraeus Port investment
ATHENS (Reuters) – China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by COSCO Shipping into Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, as part of efforts to boost its role as a hub in rapidly growing trade between Asia and Europe. Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shake hands after their... Read More

Amazon long-time executive Steve Kessel to step down

Amazon long-time executive Steve Kessel to step down
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (Reuters) – E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) long-serving executive Steve Kessel will leave the company after 20 years, a company spokesperson told Reuters on Friday. Kessel, a senior vice president who has worked on Amazon’s “Kindle” and brick-and-mortar store... Read More

Democratic lawmakers question FAA decisions on Boeing safety issues

Democratic lawmakers question FAA decisions on Boeing safety issues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration overruled agency technical specialists on two Boeing Co safety issues involving the 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner jets that they said could be “potentially catastrophic.” FILE PHOTO: Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) speaks during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee hearing on “State of Aviation... Read More

Democrats question FAA decisions on two Boeing safety issues

Democrats question FAA decisions on two Boeing safety issues
FILE PHOTO: Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) speaks during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee hearing on “State of Aviation Safety” in the aftermath of two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes since October, in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Democratic U.S. House lawmakers said on Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration overruled agency... Read More