Afternoon Coffee: Trump Administration Losing Patience Over NAFTA Talks, Synova Capital Backs Buyout of Mintec

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A lack of breakthroughs on American proposals for how to amend the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is testing the patience of the Trump administration. Synova Capital announced Tuesday it supports a management buyout of pricing and market intelligence-provider Mintec. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Why My Uber Rating is Lousy — and What it Can Teach Us About Solution Provider Rankings

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What’s your current Uber rating as a passenger? Probably in the 4.5–5 range, right? Most people I know confirm that range. Indeed, my friends and I once compared scores when Uber first granted passengers the ability to see their ratings. We went around the room: 4.9, 5.0, another 5, 4.8, and some ridicule for the guy at 4.6. Now imagine my horror when I was greeted with a paltry, miserable Uber rating of 4.2. An outlier, for sure, but I assumed it wasn’t all that bad. Still, the low score was vexing. I had to figure out what had cut me down so far.

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