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High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia's forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. However, there is more to this story.

First international standard for data privacy published

The first international standard aimed at tackling privacy information management head on has been published by the International Standards Organization (ISO). The standard addresses the privacy issues relating to a connected world.

Only minority of managers discuss emotional wellbeing each day

A new report finds that a key component to reducing turnover is addressing the psychological and emotional needs of employees. This relates to a call to develop human-centric workplaces in order to improve retention.

UAW calls strike against General Motors for first time since 2007

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union plans to strike against General Motors following the two sides not reaching a tentative deal before a Saturday night deadline. The 49,000 members will go on strike just before midnight on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia battles market jitters after oil plant attacks

Saudi energy giant Aramco is battling to reassure markets after devastating attacks on two oil plants, where a prolonged shutdown risks roiling investor confidence ahead of the state-owned giant's mega stock listing, analysts say.

Saudi bourse slumps after oil facility attacks

Saudi shares slumped at the start of trading Sunday, the first session after drone attacks on two major oil facilities knocked out more than half the OPEC kingpin's production.

Lawsuits filed against Lyft over ‘predatory drivers’ Special

Recent lawsuits have been filed against Lyft for failing to protect women from predatory drivers. Security expert Robert Prigge, President of Jumio provides his thoughts on the matter to Digital Journal readers.

Q&A: New digital solution for easing third-party delivery Special

As more restaurants opt into online delivery and ditch exclusivity contracts with third-parties, integration solutions are needed to make third-party delivery a painless and profitable venture. Vishal Agarwal, CEO of ItsaCheckmate provides an example.

Whole Foods to cut health benefits of part-time employees

Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year.

IMF to discuss loan status with Argentina finance minister: official

IMF officials will meet with the economic team from crisis-hit Argentina later this month to review the status of the country's massive loan program, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.

US opens investigation into Nissan Rogue braking problems

The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that the automatic emergency braking on the Nissan Rogue can turn on for no apparent reason. The probe covers about 554,000 Rogue small SUVs from the 2017 and 2018 model years.

JP Morgan creates 'Volfefe Index' to gauge impact of Trump tweets

Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. have created the "Volfefe index" to gauge the impact of Donald Trump’s tweets on U.S. interest rates, which they say is on the rise.

Q&A: 5 steps to simplifying product info management Special

Unified product information is crucial to providing the streamlined, consistent omnichannel interactions required in today’s competitive B2B landscape, as Dietmar Rietsch, CEO of Pimcore explains.

General Motors recalls over 3.5M pickups and SUVs for brake issue

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.

FTC begins investigation into Amazon over business practices

Amazon is reportedly facing a potential investigation of its marketplace by antitrust officials examining whether it's using its influence to hurt competition.

Nissan seeks clean slate with CEO exit, but challenges remain

Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan hopes the resignation of its embattled chief executive will help turn the page on the tumult unleashed by the arrest of former chief Carlos Ghosn.

World Bank's Georgieva poised to become 2nd female IMF chief

A top executive at the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, is now officially unopposed in her bid to become only the second woman ever to lead the International Monetary Fund, the fund announced Monday.

Blockchain-oriented Internet technology disrupts telecoms

The B2B telecommunications market is a key indicator of the progress in communications and commerce that the Internet has fueled. The next wave of this development will extend to blockchain.

Crisis-hit Nissan CEO resigns amid pay probe

Nissan's CEO said Monday he will step down next week, deepening the crisis at the Japanese car giant still reeling from the arrest and ouster of former chief Carlos Ghosn's over alleged financial misconduct.

Office sharing startup WeWork plans to cut valuation to below $20 bn

Fast-growing office-sharing startup WeWork plans to again cut its valuation, this time to below $20 billion, and is under pressure from some investors to postpone its stock market debut, sources said Sunday.

Q&A: Why moving to a cloud solution is necessary for businesses Special

The world’s fastest-growing companies moved to the cloud years ago and adopted AI-driven solutions. But others are still slow to keep pace and insist on deploying their dusty intranets and slow IM systems. This needs to change, says Mark Sami of SPR.

'Rail-Volution' transportation conference opens in Vancouver

Public transit planners and industry experts from around the world have descended on downtown Vancouver, British Columbia this week for the 25th Annual ‘Rail~Volution’ conference on public transit and community development.

Boeing 777X test halted after reports of cargo door failure

Boeing on Saturday announced it has suspended load testing of its new widebody 777X aircraft as media reports said a cargo door failed in a ground stress test.

Q&A: Calculating the real-world value of contract management Special

To maximize the value of investment in a contract and commerce lifecycle management (CCLM) system, the first step is to measure what matters using standard industry metrics. Colin Earl, CEO of Agiloft explains more.

Stripped-back auto show mirrors German car industry gloom

Frankfurt's biennial International Auto Show (IAA) opens its doors to the public Thursday, but major foreign carmakers are staying away while climate demonstrators march outside -- forming a microcosm of the industry's woes.

Oil majors to mull fresh cuts as trade war hits prices

Top oil producers will consider fresh output cuts at a meeting this week, but analysts are doubtful they will succeed in bolstering crude prices dented by the US-China trade war.

Unfair performance reviews prompt employees to consider quitting

New research from Reflektive finds that 85 percent of U.S. professionals would at least consider leaving a job after an unfair job review; more than half are either “very likely” or “extremely likely” to do so.

Most execs rank 'people' as the barrier to digital transformation

A new survey of business leaders finds that 61 percent of company executives rank “people” as the primary barrier to achieving effective digital transformation.

Kroger follows Walmart's lead in banning open-carry in stores

Kroger followed Walmart’s lead Tuesday in banning customers from openly carrying weapons in its stores even in states that allow it, a spokeswoman said.

Cathay Pacific chairman John Slosar steps down

Cathay Pacific announced Wednesday its chairman John Slosar is stepping down to retire, the latest high-profile executive to leave the troubled airline after it drew Beijing's ire over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong stocks surge after extradition bill withdrawal reports

Hong Kong's stock market soared Wednesday after local media reported that the city's embattled leader is planning to fully withdraw a loathed extradition bill, one of the main demands of pro-democracy protesters.

Bankruptcies on the rise as shale investment falters

Bankruptcies are rising among American oil and gas companies, according to a new report from law firm Haynes and Boone LLP, as Wall Street’s disaffection with shale companies reverberate through the industry.

Danish pension fund sells its stake in 10 top oil companies

Danish pension fund MP Pension said on Tuesday it would sell its stakes in 10 of the world’s biggest oil firms as it seeks to divest major sources of carbon emissions from its portfolio.

Digital transformation success is all about the people

Digital transformation is not just about technology. It is equally about people, having people with the right IT skills where it matters and ensuring all within the businesses understand the journey that needs to be embarked upon.

Op-Ed: Amazon's Bezos pressed by lawmakers over product safety

Lawmakers last week asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to explain what the company is doing to prevent third-party sellers from selling dangerous, illegal and misleading products on its platform.

China lodges WTO trade complaint against US: govt

China said Monday it had lodged a complaint against the United States with the World Trade Organization (WTO), one day after new tariffs imposed by Washington on billions of dollars of Chinese goods came into force.

87 percent of US companies in China have no plans to leave

As Trump's trade war with China heats up, Trump is not only adding more tariffs to Chinese goods but encouraging US companies to move out of China.

Kmart and Sears closing additional stores by the end of the year

The list of Sears and Kmart stores closing is growing. In early August, the parent company announced that 21 Sears and five Kmart stores would be shuttered in October.

Op-Ed: Trump again distorts the facts on the state of the auto industry

President Trump stepped up his attacks on General Motors Friday and called on the company to move jobs back to the United States from overseas. As usual, Trump distorted the facts he tweeted about the auto industry.

Q&A: Northgate Market improves digital grocery experience Special

U.S. grocery chain Northgate Market, sensing the importance of needing to develop its online presence and digital strategy, has worked with open-source software platform Pimcore to improve the customer experience and protect ts brand reputation

US industry representatives criticize Trump's tariff policies

On Wednesday, industry groups described President Trump's new tariffs on Chinese goods are a job killer that will hit consumers with higher prices and could even make a recession more likely.
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