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The high cost of convenience

The problems confronting Yamato Transport Co. is a reminder that business competition based on increased convenience and low prices for customers isn't sustainable in an economy with a growing manpower shortage.

A bruising defeat for Trump, GOP

The failure of the GOP to advance its health care reform bill in Congress has undermined confidence in the party as an agent of change and tarnishing the reputation of the president as a man who can get things done.