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Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Pelosi calls on Trump to speed production of critical medical equipment

March 19, 2020

Via: Reuters

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to speed up mass production of medical and protective equipment using the Defense Production Act, citing shortages in the country. “Right now, shortages of critical medical and personal […]


Regulations

Tesla’s fast-track German plant charts a path through red tape

March 9, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BERLIN — Elon Musk’s plan to turn a remote wooded lot in Germany into the home of a state-of-the-art car factory in less than two years sent an unequivocal message to local authorities: make it happen or lose it. Eager […]


Regulations

Tesla sent incomplete injury reports, California regulator says

March 6, 2020

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Tesla Inc. has refuted concerns about worker safety at its main assembly plant by describing reviews from a California regulator as vindication. But new documents and statements from the agency contradict those claims. Tesla omitted […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Japan creates task force to deal with coronavirus impact on auto industry

February 20, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Japan’s auto industry and government are setting up a joint council for automakers and suppliers as they face disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak. The group will share information and offer any necessary financing and policy support if […]


Regulations

Quantum tech company Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung

February 17, 2020

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – British nanotechnology company Nanoco said on Monday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co and affiliates in a district court in Texas relating to quantum dots. Nanoco, which produces quantum dots that are used […]


Regulations

U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs

February 17, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC (2330.TW), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, two sources familiar with the matter […]


Regulations

U.S. looking for industry partnership to counter Huawei: White House official

February 14, 2020

Via: Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) – The United States is looking to develop a partnership with the telecoms industry to provide alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies, a senior White House official said on Friday. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Robert […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner’s bankruptcy plan

February 13, 2020

Via: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday said he was prepared to approve Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ bankruptcy plan which includes the sale of the largest East Coast oil refinery to a Chicago real estate developer for $252 million. […]


Regulations

EU welcomes Pompeo’s 5G comments, no sign of change to Huawei stance

January 31, 2020

Via: Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Friday welcomed U.S. comments on the bloc’s decision not to issue an outright ban on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei [HWT.UL], while showing no signs of any change in the EU’s […]


Regulations

U.S. Job Loss to China Swells to 3.7 Million

January 30, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

America’s trade deficit with China continues to grow and plague manufacturing in the United States. Workers saw 3.7 million U.S. jobs lost to China since 2001, with more than 700,000 lost in the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, […]