There’s no place like super hubs for the holidays
Dec 21, 2018

There’s no place like super hubs for the holidays

The president tweets the looming government shutdown will "last for a very long time," much to the markets' dissatisfaction. After yesterday's chaos  at a London airport, where does regulation on drones stand? Plus, UPS strives to avoid last year's late holiday deliveries with the latest tech at giant, automated "super hubs."

Today's show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Navy Federal Credit Union.

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UPS is using new technology to solve an old problem — delivering holiday packages on time

Dec 21, 2018
UPS expects to deliver more than 800 million packages on time this holiday season with the help of new super hubs.
UPS employees sort out packages for delivery on May 9, 2017 in New York. This holiday season, "super hubs," like the one in Atlanta, will help the company deliver 800 million packages on time. Last year, 3 million were late.
DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Drones cause holiday travel nightmare

Dec 21, 2018
Flights at the U.K.'s second busiest airport were grounded because of multiple drones deliberately flown into its airspace.

The president tweets the looming government shutdown will “last for a very long time,” much to the markets’ dissatisfaction. After yesterday’s chaos  at a London airport, where does regulation on drones stand? Plus, UPS strives to avoid last year’s late holiday deliveries with the latest tech at giant, automated “super hubs.”

Today’s show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Navy Federal Credit Union.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC