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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


Regulations

Democrats to Unveil Infrastructure Initiative

January 28, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Things are pretty interesting in the Senate right now, to say the least, so we wouldn’t fault you if your attention’s been diverted. But, infrastructure! It’s happening again! Yes, really. House Democrats are expected to announce infrastructure development plans Wednesday, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Coronavirus prompts automakers to evacuate workers, weigh production delays at Chinese factories

January 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

Automakers are withdrawing employees from China and weighing whether to suspend manufacturing in the country as the virus that emerged in the city of Wuhan less than a month ago ravages the mainland. Most major automakers have restricted or banned […]


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Michigan, Tesla settle suit over direct vehicle sales

January 22, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc and the state of Michigan confirmed Wednesday they have resolved the company’s 2016 lawsuit challenging the state’s refusal to allow the company to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office […]