Archive for February 22nd, 2017

Wal-Mart pushing back against Amazon with online sales surge

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017:

Wal-Mart posted its third straight quarter of double-digit online growth, showing that it’s beginning to push back against Amazon.com. After years of Amazon.com drubbing Wal-Mart Stores in e-commerce, the brick-and-mortar chain is beginning to push back. Wal-Mart posted its third straight quarter of double-digit online growth, which helped its holiday results top estimates. The world’s largest retailer is benefiting from last year’s acquisition of Jet.com, a $3.3 billion deal that reinvigorated a flagging e-commerce business and brought a new executive team to the division. Wal-Mart is finally “playing offense,” said Peter Benedict, an analyst at Baird Equity Research. Online sales gained […] Read More →

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017:

LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts. Scientists once thought an average life expectancy beyond 90 was impossible but medical advances combined with improved social programs are continuing to break barriers, including in countries where many people already live well into old age, according to the study’s lead researcher, Majid Ezzati of Imperial College London. “I can imagine that there is […] Read More →

FANUC Robotics Integrator Remtec Automation Announces Successful Completion of Two Automated Robotic Material Handling Projects for Dana Incorporated

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017:

Remtec has exceeded expectations for the two recent projects with regards to equipment design, construction, installation and support. I look forward to completing the next project and their continued support. Mason, OH (PRWEB) February 22, 2017 Remtec Automation, LLC, a leader in flexible robotic automation, today announced the successful completion of two automated robotic material handling projects for Dana Incorporated, located in Dry Ridge, KY. In addition, Remtec Automation has begun a third project with Dana Incorporated. Remtec Automation is a Level IV servicing integrator for Fanuc Robotics, and has a 35-year history of designing and installing turnkey robotic… […] Read More →

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