It Isn’t a New Era for Productivity Yet – The Wall Street Journal.

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It Isn’t a New Era for Productivity Yet

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Auto Makers Hit Brakes on Just-in-Time Manufacturing – The Wall Street Journal.

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Auto Makers Hit Brakes on Just-in-Time Manufacturing

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Americans Have Too Much Toilet Paper. Finally, Sales Slow. – The Wall Street Journal.

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Americans Have Too Much Toilet Paper. Finally, Sales Slow.

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: The Mathematics of How Connections Become Global

The Mathematics of How Connections Become Global
When you hit “send” on a text message, it is easy to imagine that the note will travel directly from your phone to your friend’s. In fact, it typically goes on a long journey through a cellular network or the Internet, both of which rely on centralized infrastructure that can be damaged by natural disasters or shut down by repressive governments. For fear of state surveillance or interference, tech-savvy protesters in Hong Kong avoided the Internet by using software such as FireChat and Bridgefy

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Factories Hum as Demand Surges – The Wall Street Journal.

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Factories Hum as Demand Surges

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What’s Wrong With Global Supply Chains and How It Affects You – The Wall Street Journal.

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What’s Wrong With Global Supply Chains and How It Affects You

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Self Driving Trucks

Transportation

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TuSimple is driving toward an initial public stock offering with financial losses and growing regulatory scrutiny. The self-driving heavy-duty truck company filed paperwork showing it has lost more than $300 million over the past three years, the WSJ’s Heather Somerville and Jennifer Smith report, shedding new light on a company racing to be the first to launch fully autonomous long-haul trucks. The losses underscore the challenges in getting truly autonomous trucks on the road. Perhaps just as important is the information that TuSimple’s China connections have caught the attention of U.S. regulators. The Committee on Foreign Investment has identified TuSimple as a company meriting review because autonomous driving technology is considered a critical technology for the Department of Defense. The notice is the latest sign that the role of increasingly powerful technology in transportation equipment raises new concerns for manufacturers and potential customers.

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Ship Blocks Suez Canal

Transportation

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The Ever Given container ship stuck sideways in the Suez Canal. PHOTO: STR/SHUTTERSTOCK
A giant Evergreen Marine container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking all vessel traffic on the crucial trade artery. Authorities were working to clear the ship with capacity for 20,000 containers from the waterway today, the WSJ’s Costas Paris and Jared Malsin report, as a backlog of dozens of ships grew. The 1,312-foot Ever Given blocked a southern section of the waterway that has only one lane, with its bow wedged in one bank and its stern nearly touching the other, according to ship operators and social-media images. News footage showed a tug boat attempting to tow the ship and a construction vehicle digging out the bank of the canal as the Suez Canal Authority mounted an effort to dislodge the vessel. One London broker said there were “at least 100 ships waiting to transit” on the trade lane between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

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CNBC: Cargo ship turns sideways in Suez Canal, blocking traffic in key shipping waterway

Cargo ship turns sideways in Suez Canal, blocking traffic in key shipping waterway

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Plant Fire Worsens Shortage of Chips – The Wall Street Journal.

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Plant Fire Worsens Shortage of Chips

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