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Auto industry may avoid compliance penalties under USMCA for a year

July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — Automakers and their suppliers may be able to escape penalties for compliance infractions for up to a year under a new North American trade deal that takes effect Wednesday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said Tuesday. […]


The Road to Automotive Light-Weighting

June 25, 2020

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it’s working on new rules to decrease NOx and other pollutants present in vehicle emissions. January’s announcement will not be the only major one relating to worldwide vehicle emissions, with China […]


The House is Moving Ahead with Its Big Infrastructure Investment Package

June 17, 2020

Category: Regulations

After years of all talk and no action, Congress finally got to work on Wednesday on a $500 billion investment package to rebuild America’s bridges, roads, transit systems, and railways. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a markup of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford sales fall 33.3% in the second quarter due to coronavirus

July 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor reported Thursday that its U.S. vehicle sales in the second quarter were down 33.3%, in line with industry expectations as the coronavirus caused consumers to stay at home and dealerships and factories to shutter. Ford’s decline was less […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Affinity discovers potent SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

July 2, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

Melbourne-based Affinity Biosciences Pty Ltd (Affinity), a privately held company focused on antibody discovery for cancer therapeutics, today announces the discovery of potent antibodies with therapeutic potential against COVID-19. In March, Affinity commenced screening its proprietary library of one hundred […]


Process, R & D

Impact of COVID-19 on the Process Manufacturing Industry; 2020

July 1, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

World War III rumors. Earthquakes. Cyclones. Locust attack. Bushfires. Worldwide economic downturn. Asteroids. COVID-19. All these events have happened in 2020, triggering the fear of apocalypse, and making people wonder whether the world will come to an end this year. […]