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Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

TransEnterix escapes shareholders lawsuit

October 10, 2017

Via: Mass Device

TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) last week won the dismissal of a shareholders lawsuit brought over the collapse of its SurgiBot program, with a federal judge ruling that the company and its management and investors didn’t mislead shareholders about the robot-assisted surgery platform’s […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Following regulatory win, GSK & Innoviva tout data for once-daily triple-med inhaler

September 20, 2017

Via: Mass Device

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) notched a win this week after the FDA approved its once-daily, triple combination therapy for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last week, an EU agency recommended the inhaler’s approval. Now, the companies are […]


Regulations

Norbord Contributes $1M To Support HBI’s Construction Training To Rebuild In Texas And Florida

September 20, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HBI is gearing up to help prepare the local workforce for reconstruction in Texas and Florida following the recent hurricanes. Norbord Inc.’s donation of $1 million to HBI will help train individuals in the […]


Regulations

The Minuscule Importance of Manufacturing in Far-Right Politics

September 15, 2017

Via: The New York Times

Donald J. Trump’s electoral victory, Brexit and the growing prominence of anti-trade and anti-immigration far-right political parties in Europe appear closely linked in timing and motivation. Some have interpreted this to mean that Trump voters and supporters of far-right parties […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Colorado outlines new pipeline rules after fatal explosion

September 14, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

In this May 4, 2017, file photo, workers dismantle the charred remains of a house at the location where an unrefined petroleum industry gas line leak explosion killed two people inside their home in Firestone, Colo. Colorado regulators have released […]


Regulations

Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

September 13, 2017

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp (NAV.N) urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The House last […]


Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot in a Subdued Jobs Report

September 5, 2017

Via: The New York Times

MACUNGIE, Pa. — At the sprawling Mack Trucks factory here, the last of the workers laid off in 2016 after sales slowed down are back on the line, and for the first time in years, the company is hiring new […]


Regulations

Driverless cars of the future confront rules written for drivers

August 24, 2017

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety […]


Regulations

California’s auto crackdown reinforced by emissions uptick

August 22, 2017

Via: Automotive News

California’s advocates for tougher fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates received fodder for standing firm with their rules, as a nonprofit’s annual report found road emissions have undercut the state’s efforts to reduce pollution. Emissions from on-road transportation rose […]


Regulations

Why have health and safety fines in manufacturing doubled?

August 3, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Health and safety fines in the manufacturing sector have doubled in the past year, according to research conducted by global law firm Clyde & Co. The data, obtained directly from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows that the value of […]