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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline

June 18, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators will open two days of final arguments on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota. The proposal has aroused intense opposition from […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota pumps $1 billion in Grab in auto industry’s biggest ride-hailing bet

June 13, 2018

Via: Reuters

The value of six-year-old Grab will be just over $10 billion after the investment, said a person familiar with the matter. The deal comes as the auto industry faces a spike in the need for technological prowess with the advent […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Europe’s Future Under Scrutiny Again As Profit Prospects Melt

June 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

As Ford Motor prepares revolutionary but unspecified changes to enable the company to survive and thrive in an era of autonomous and electric cars, investors are wondering if unprofitable parts of the company like Ford Europe can survive the transition. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months

June 12, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

VA looks to launch largest US medical implant registry

June 11, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to launch the largest medical device implant tracking registry in the US with collaborative help from the FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Defense, according to […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Schumer calls for crude oil safety standards for oil trains

June 7, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal regulators to quickly finalize a rule establishing volatility standards for crude oil shipped by rail. Schumer says federal data show shipments of Bakken crude across New York state to Northeast refineries […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

House OKs bill to relax rules for shallow gas, oil drilling

June 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican bill to relax regulations on the shallow oil and gas drilling that has gone on in Pennsylvania for more than a century passed the state House Tuesday despite firm opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Switch to electric cars threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs

June 5, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The switch to electric cars puts 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed. The auto industry accounts for 840,000 jobs in Germany, of which […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla’s Musk laments Singapore electric vehicle stance

June 4, 2018

Via: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Elon Musk, chief executive of U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc, defended his view that Singapore was not supportive of EV ownership after a commentary in the city-state’s biggest newspaper criticized the billionaire’s social media post. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Trump tariffs leave medical device companies in the dark

May 31, 2018

Via: Mass Device

U.S. medical device industry representatives, for now, appear to be taking a wait and see approach as President Donald Trump’s administration wrangles over trade policy and threatens tariffs against China. The status of China tariffs on medical devices is unknown […]