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- The U.S. GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in late February. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.5%. The second GDP estimate is based on more complete source data than were available for the advance estimate released in January. (Source: US BEA) The latest GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2017 is 1.3%. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) (The GDPNow forecast aggregates statistical model forecasts of 13 subcomponents that comprise GDP.)
The U.S. goods and services trade deficit increased 9.48% in January to $48.5 billion. Exports of goods increased 0.86% to $128.0 billion and imports of goods increased 2.64% to $197.6 billion. (Source: US DOC & Census Bureau)
- Producer23/03/2017Cisco Switch Zero Day vulnerability discovered in WikiLeaks Vault 7 CIA dumpCisco Switch Zero Day vulnerability discovered in WikiLeaks Vault 7 CIA dump Everyone has been abuzz recently about the latest tell all by WikiLeaks. In what is being described as the largest publication of confidential CIA documents to...
- According to the American Frozen Food Institute, frozen foods have been providing American consumers with convenient, affordable and ever increasing healthy food and meal options since 1930, when Clarence Birdseye’s first line of frozen foods first hit grocery stores. Consumers have continued to warm more and more to frozen foods. According to Transparency Market Research, the demand for frozen food was valued at US $ 224.74 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $ 293.75 billion by 2019. Europeans and North Americans comprise 39.5% and 26.3% respectively in this global frozen food market.
At the country level, the U.S. is the largest market, accounting for more than 80% share in the frozen food market followed by Japan and Germany.
- SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS IN SHIPPING:::Bankrupt: Singapore's Ezra Holdings Files Chapter 11 – gCaptaingcaptain.com by Tom Hals (Bloomberg) Oilfield services firm Ezra Holdings Ltd (EZRA.SI) of Singapore filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, blaming a prolonged slump in the energy industry. The company had been trying to restructure and said in...
- Excel Beef is a leading premium beef producer headquartered in Wichita, Kansas (USA). In order to provide highly efficient and reliable processing of customer orders, a new overall system was to be developed for the company's facility in Friona, Texas, which processes more than one thousand head of cattle per day.
SYSTEM SOLUTION: The new system enables Excel Beef to sort, store and dispatch the cartons and track each shipment in real-time. After the beef has been processed, the cuts are vacuum sealed in plastic bags, deposited in corrugated cartons and labeled with a bar code. The boxes then travel by conveyor from production into the new distribution center which is cooled to around 28 degrees F (-2.2 °C). The control system determines the destination of each carton, some are sent directly to shipping and others are stored in the AS/RS by means of viaspeed storage and retrieval machines. Each aisle stores 3,920 individual cartons with a capacity of 115 lb. (52 kg) each. The load handling devices, inbound and outbound lanes as well as the rack system are all suited for three different carton dimensions.
THE RESULT: The successful concept of the system results from excellent cooperation with the customer. Thanks to the introduction of the new software, which is directly connected with the S/R machine control, it is possible to precisely keep track of inventories.
- Port of Savannah's role strengthened by new PortFresh Logistics facilitywww.theproducenews.com The opening of PortFresh Logistics during the early fourth quarter of 2016 will strengthen the role the Port of Savannah in Georgia will play as an entry point for fresh produce originating in South America. PortFresh Logistics is constructing a...
- Producer11 Temíveis Máscaras Que a Ansiedade Usa Para se Manifestar - Masoquismo MentalQuase com certeza, cada um dos leitores deste artigo conhece a sensação de se sentir angustiado, preocupado, nervoso, assustado ou em pânico. Em outras palavras, todos nós sabemos o que é sentir ansiedade.A ansiedade, essa temida reação de nosso...