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Sears, Macerich form joint venture


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Reuters

Sears Holdings and Macerich have formed a joint venture valued at $300 million. Macerich is contributing $150 million in cash to the venture, which includes nine of its properties in which Sears is a … Read More

Study: Global supply chain to gain $1.9T from use of connected devices


  • Supply Management online (U.K.)

Fifty billion connected devices will power the Internet of Things by 2020 that could boost supply chain earnings by $1.9 trillion, according to a DHL and Cisco report. It will have a "game-changing co… Read More