United wants passengers to donate money to sustainable jet fuel | Business

Desy Papper

United Airlines is giving customers who want to reduce the environmental impact of their travel a way to buy sustainable jet fuel that releases fewer emissions than traditional jet fuel.






The Chicago-based airline has already secured commitments from about a dozen companies using the program to help offset emissions from employee travel or their supply chain, including Deloitte, HP, Boston Consulting Group, Nike, Siemens and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The companies will collectively purchase a total of 3.4 million gallons of sustainable fuel this year, Chicago-based United said Tuesday.

Individual passengers will be able to contribute money to a pool of cash

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Supplier Alert: Key Changes In Ford’s New Terms And Conditions – Transport

Desy Papper


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Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) issued new Production
Purchasing Global Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) related
to the purchase of goods, services and tech products, including
tooling and service parts purchased on or after July 1, 2021.
Ford’s existing contracts with Suppliers will not be amended to
include the Terms unless the contract is renewed after July
1st. Importantly, for blanket purchase orders, the Terms
will apply to all releases issued after July 1st. The
Terms include 47 sections and contain significant

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Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states | Business

Desy Papper

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online.

But they’re also realizing that extra tax money isn’t nearly enough to turn seas of red ink into black. That was the case even before the coronavirus pandemic blew huge holes in state budgets.

Currently, 15 states plus Washington, D.C., offer mobile sports betting, and several others are considering adopting it. New York is poised to become one of the largest markets in the U.S., passing

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Star Tribune names Kim to lead business news coverage

Desy Papper

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print.

With 17 reporters and editors, the department is one of the largest business-news operations at a newspaper in the country. Kim is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.

“Courtnay is a thoughtful, aspirational editor who knows our community well and wants to serve it with the best journalism,” said Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president of the Star

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How a local doctor is bringing big savings to patients

Desy Papper

(WXYZ) — The high cost of prescription drugs is a national problem, but it is also a Michigan problem. Prices for the most commonly prescribed drugs for older patients have increased at more than 10 times the rate of inflation within five years, and the average cost of prescription drugs increased nearly 60% between 2012 and 2017, according to Michigan’s Prescription Drug Task Force report. Meanwhile, Michiganders’ incomes have increased only 11%.

It’s a bitter pill millions of Michiganders are forced to swallow.

“It can be really damaging to someone’s budget,” said Michelle DiMercurio, who has asthma and allergies.

DiMercurio

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