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Musk’s Boring Co. Asks Trump Administration for Tariff Relief

August 17, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. asked the Trump administration to exclude imports of certain Chinese parts for tunneling machinery from imposed tariffs, saying the duties would cause construction delays and economic harm to the company. U.S. President Donald Trump slapped duties […]


Regulations

ZTE Fight Comes to a Close, At Least for Now

August 14, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Defense authorization bill prohibits government from using certain ZTE products. President Trump took a break from tweeting about his former reality show costar-turned rogue White House aide on Monday to officially sign the $716 billion defense policy act, which is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

GM asks Trump for tariff exemption on China-made Buick Envision

August 3, 2018

Via: Automotive News

General Motors asked the Trump administration to exclude the China-made Buick Envision small crossover from import tariffs, saying they would harm the company’s ability to compete in the U.S. luxury market. The automaker sold 210,000 Envisions in China last year […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline

August 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year ago are carrying on their fight in federal court, in what they contend is a […]


Regulations

House votes (again) to repeal medical device tax

July 25, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 283-132 this week to repeal the 2.3% tax levied upon medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act. The medical device tax, which has long been decried by the industry as a measure […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Trump Takes Heat on Car Tariffs as Industry Warns of Job Losses

July 20, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Companies and governments from Europe to Asia are warning President Donald Trump that tariffs on car imports would hurt the U.S. economy, disrupt the global auto industry, and widen the rift between America and its closest allies. Auto groups, industry […]


Regulations

Apple, Samsung Declare Peace in Biggest Modern Tech Patent Fight

June 28, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The biggest patent battle of the modern technology world has finally come to an end after seven years. Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. told a judge Wednesday they’d resolved the first filed but last remaining of the legal disputes […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Merck appeal over Fosamax suits

June 28, 2018

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear Merck & Co’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that revived hundreds of lawsuits accusing the company of failing to adequately warn patients of the risks of thigh […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

US judge throws out climate change lawsuits against big oil

June 26, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out […]


Design &Planning, Process, Regulations

GM Ignores Trump Call for US Jobs by Building Blazer in Mexico

June 22, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Just as U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs on imported autos, General Motors Co. plans to resurrect the Chevrolet Blazer, this time as a sleeker sport utility vehicle — made in Mexico. The new mid-size model — bigger than […]