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Automakers await Trump decision on tariffs

November 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Automakers around the world are awaiting a decision from President Donald Trump on whether he will impose up to 25 percent tariffs on U.S. light-vehicle and auto part imports after a 180-day review period elapsed this week. Trump […]


Regulations

Current and former VW managers indicted over labor leaders’ pay

November 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Two former Volkswagen management board members and two other managers were charged by German prosecutors for paying too much to labor representatives. The men were charged with breach of trust for overpaying several members of the automaker’s works […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

China considers cutting EV subsidies again, report says

November 8, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China is considering further cuts to subsidies for electric-vehicle purchases, according to people familiar with the matter, threatening to deal another blow to a once-burgeoning industry that’s facing an unprecedented slump. Industry regulators in the world’s largest EV […]


Regulations

Motorola Claims Chinese Rival Stole Wireless Radio Technology

November 6, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Radio technology that’s critical to helping utility workers deal with California wildfires is at the heart of a trial that pits an iconic American brand against a Chinese firm accused of corporate espionage. Motorola Solutions Inc. wants a federal jury […]


Regulations

What’s the Deal With Phase One of the U.S.-China Trade Deal?

November 5, 2019

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

So! After all of the fussin’ and feudin’, it looks like the United States and China are gonna sign a trade agreement. What’s the deal with it? Yes, what’s in this deal? It would be a “phase one” agreement, as […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Oil vs Corn: U.S. lawmakers set hearing on fractious biofuels policy

October 29, 2019

Via: Reuters

The hearing set by the Energy and Commerce Committee will air out the grievances of two key political constituencies heading into next year’s election at a time President Donald Trump has been working hard to win them over. Trump’s Environmental […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire -U.S. Chemical Safety Board

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

The pipe fitting gave way around 4:00 a.m. ET (0800 GMT) on June 21, releasing more than 3,200 pounds of highly toxic chemical hydrofluoric acid (HF) into the atmosphere, the CSB said. That led to three separate explosions that hurled […]


Regulations

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won’t testify before Congress: report

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have declined to appear at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, the Washington Post reported, citing company and congressional sources. The two […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

J&J’s Legal Losses May Get Worse With 100,000 More Damage Claims

October 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump’s fast-tracking of oil pipelines hits legal roadblocks

October 9, 2019

Via: Reuters

All three have been stalled by successful legal challenges by environmental groups alleging the administration failed to apply the regulatory scrutiny required under the law. The Republican administration tried to accelerate permits for two multi-billion-dollar natural gas lines and jumpstart […]