Lordstown Motors Invites Investors and Analysts to Its Factory

After an executive shake-up and conflicting statements about its prospects, the start-up demonstrated prototypes of its pickup.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors-corp, #trucks-and-trucking

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High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S.

Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gorsky-alex, #johnsonjohnson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.

Doug Guthrie, once one of America’s leading China bulls, rang the alarm on doing business there. He spoke about his time at Apple.

#apple-inc, #censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #guthrie-doug-1969, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iphone, #ipod, #privacy, #xi-jinping

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G.M. to Boost Electric Vehicle Spending, Build Battery Plants

General Motors’ push to increase E.V. spending follows an announcement by Ford that it would start making an electric version of its F-150 pickup truck this year.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #batteries, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #production

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Novavax Offers U.S. a Fourth Strong Covid-19 Vaccine

The company’s large U.S. trial found an efficacy rate of about 90 percent. But at this point, the nation is awash in other shots.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #novavax-inc, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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FDA Details Failures at Baltimore Plant That Spoiled Vaccine Doses

The F.D.A. advised Johnson & Johnson on Friday that it should throw out the equivalent of 60 million doses produced at the Baltimore plant.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #internal-essential, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Starbucks, Flush With Customers, Is Running Low on Ingredients

At locations across the country, there have been complaints about shortages of key ingredients for popular drinks, breakfast foods and even cups, lids and straws.

#coffee, #coffeehouses, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fast-food-industry, #johnson-kevin-r, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shortages, #starbucks-corporation

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China Moves to Tame Inflation Before Prices Rise Too Much

Rising costs at its factories could trickle out into the rest of the world economy.

#china, #consumer-behavior, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #renminbi-currency, #stockpiling, #united-states-economy, #us-dollar-currency

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Biden Administration Moves to Unkink Supply Chain Bottlenecks

A swath of recommendations calls for more investments, new supply chains and less reliance on other countries for crucial goods.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #rare-earths, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Life and Death of Your Jeans

A new book enters that category known as “fashion horror stories.” Something to consider before you shop.

#bedat-maxine, #books-and-literature, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #global-warming, #jeans-apparel, #labor-and-jobs, #sustainable-fashion, #sustainable-living, #unraveled-the-life-and-death-of-a-garment-book, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #your-feed-fashion

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Portugal’s Bike Boom: How the Country Is Meeting the Demand

To meet a jump in demand, the country’s bike-making industry is building new factories, hiring workers and dealing with parts shortages.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #portugal

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Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

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Just in Time for Pool Season: A Chlorine Shortage

A fire at a chemical plant and a pandemic-driven boom in the construction of backyard pools are the causes of a nationwide shortage of chlorine tablets, experts say. Panic buying could make it worse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stockpiling, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #united-states

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U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China

Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can’t compete.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stockpiling, #world-trade-organization

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Fears for Bangladesh Garment Workers as Safety Agreement Nears an End

The Rana Plaza collapse led to the agreement, which improved factory safety for workers. Despite a last-minute extension, its legacy may be in jeopardy.

#alliance-for-bangladesh-worker-safety, #bangladesh, #bangladesh-garment-manufacturers-and-exporters-assn, #dhaka-bangladesh, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #rana-plaza-building-collapse-bangladesh-2013, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A New Crop in Pennsylvania: Warehouses

Huge facilities have sprouted up in and around the Lehigh Valley, fueled by the astonishing growth of e-commerce. Some residents say the area’s landscape and long-term economic health could be threatened.

#allentown-pa, #bethlehem-steel-co, #e-commerce, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #pennsylvania, #prologis-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #trucks-and-trucking, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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100 Million Vaccine Doses Held Up Over Contamination Concerns, Emergent Reveals

Executives from Emergent, which ruined millions of coronavirus vaccine doses, divulged to Congress the scope of the regulatory review of its troubled Baltimore plant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #el-hibri-fuad, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #house-of-representatives, #johnsonjohnson, #kadlec-robert-p, #kramer-robert-g, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

The legislation has drawn bipartisan support amid the coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly concerned about Beijing’s supply chain dominance.

#china, #computer-chips, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #semiconductor-industry-assn, #senate, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

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Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

Emergent BioSolutions faces scrutiny in Congress for ruining Covid-19 vaccines and securing lucrative federal contracts. Executives will appear before some lawmakers who benefited from the company’s spending.

#biomedical-advanced-research-and-development-authority, #campaign-finance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #el-hibri-fuad, #elections-house-of-representatives, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #hoyer-steny-h, #johnsonjohnson, #kadlec-robert-p, #kramer-robert-g, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #maryland, #political-action-committees, #scalise-steve, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Rural Areas Are Looking for Workers. They Need Broadband to Get Them.

Rural communities have long complained about their lack of internet access. The pandemic and President Biden’s infrastructure plan are giving them hope for a solution.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #infrastructure-public-works, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #rural-areas, #united-states-economy, #weiler-inc

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Your Car, Toaster, Even Washing Machine, Can’t Work Without Them. And There’s a Global Shortage.

This is what supply chain fragility looks like.

#automobiles, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #nvidia-corporation, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #qualcomm-inc, #renesas-electronics-corp, #samsung-group, #shortages, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #texas, #united-states

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Lordstown Motors Shares Plunge as Investors See Problems

Lordstown Motors said it would start producing and selling electric pickup trucks this year, but there is little evidence it is ready to do so. Its stock has tumbled from a high of about $30 last year to around $8.

#automobiles, #burns-steve-automotive-executive, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors-corp, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

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U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility

The administration learned of what appeared to be “serious violations” of labor rights, it said, and is using a new tool in the North American trade deal to seek a review.

#collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #mexico, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #organized-labor, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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For Clean Energy, Buy American or Buy It Quick and Cheap?

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

#albany-ny, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government, #windmills

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Wind Project Shows Democratic Tensions Over Energy

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

#albany-ny, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government, #windmills

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Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups are seeking to make use of a new enforcement mechanism in the updated North American trade deal.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #brookfield-asset-management, #cardone-industries, #collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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India’s Serum Institute Struggled to Meet Its Covid-19 Vows

The Serum Institute vowed to protect the country from Covid-19 and inoculate the world’s poor, but India’s crisis has pushed it past its limits.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #poonawalla-adar-1981, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why a Shortage Has Made Computer Chips the New Toilet Paper

Really.

#computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing

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Despite Chip Shortage, Chip Innovation Is Booming

While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.

#artificial-intelligence, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #shortages, #start-ups, #synopsys-inc, #united-states, #venture-capital

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Baltimore Vaccine Plant’s Troubles Ripple Across 3 Continents

Millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine produced by Emergent BioSolutions have been held back in Europe, South Africa and Canada as a precaution.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnsonjohnson, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China Is Set to Rule Electric Car Production

Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year there, more than Europe and North America combined.

#automobiles, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nio-ltd, #start-ups, #subsidies-for-corporations, #xpeng, #zhejiang-geely-holding-group

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Shake-Up at Covid Vaccine Manufacturer That Tossed Millions of Doses

Emergent BioSolutions’ C.E.O. announced several executive changes but vigorously defended the company, which is on track for record revenues.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnsonjohnson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vaccination-and-immunization

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People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

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As Economy Rebounds, Manufacturers Face New Hurdles

U.S. factories are humming again. But the recovery’s speed has left many employers scrambling for workers or for parts.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gross-domestic-product, #hiring-and-promotion, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #shortages, #united-states-economy

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Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

A new novel about 2034 has unnerving echoes of today’s headlines.

#2034-a-novel-of-the-next-world-war-book, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #supercomputers, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Why Iowa Has Become Such a Heartbreaker for Democrats

The 2020 carnage for the party was deep in the state, one of many where economic decline and social malaise helped fuel Donald Trump’s rise. Now Democrats face the pivotal question of whether to abandon both Iowa and its first-in-the-nation caucuses.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #burlington-iowa, #democratic-party, #factories-and-manufacturing, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Tesla Earnings Set Record in First Quarter

The electric-car maker’s performance reflected increasing sales and production around the world.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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India’s Fashion Artisans Face ‘Extreme Distress’ in Pandemic

The working conditions of the so-called karigars, who make handicrafts for luxury brands, have long been an issue. Now many have no job at all.

#chanel-sa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #couture-fashion, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hermes-international-sa, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #louis-vuitton, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mumbai-india, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Vaccines Made at Troubled Baltimore Plant Were Shipped to Canada and Mexico

The Biden administration said it did not know of manufacturing problems at the Emergent factory when it approved shipping millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. The company says the doses were safe.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

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China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #factories-and-manufacturing, #first-solar-inc, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #silicon, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #solyndra-inc, #trumka-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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China’s First Quarter Growth is Expected to Boom on Paper

The world’s traditional growth engine is expected to report a double digit first-quarter jump. But consumers and small business aren’t fully sharing in the spoils.

#china, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #lunar-new-year, #politics-and-government, #small-business

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The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses

The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #horses, #musk-elon, #real-estate-commercial, #tesla-motors-inc

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Plunging Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Supply Dents State Inoculation Efforts

With deliveries from Johnson & Johnson set to fall 86 percent, a White House official warned that the vaccine would be scarce until a troubled Baltimore plant gains regulatory approval.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #johnsonjohnson, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In 2020, There Was an Epic Collapse of Demand. Now, the Problem Is Supply.

Recent setbacks raise doubt about how quickly businesses can respond to customers who seem intent on spending freely.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #united-states-economy

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Taiwan’s Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #reservoirs, #rice, #shortages, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #water, #weather

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U.S. Bet on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year.

#astrazeneca-plc, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnsonjohnson, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Bet Big on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year.

#astrazeneca-plc, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnsonjohnson, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

A new report says millions of dollars in wages have been withheld from garment workers around the world by factories contracted by major fashion brands.

#adidas-ag, #amazon-com-inc, #bangladesh, #benetton-group-spa, #cambodia, #clean-clothes-campaign, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #gap-inc, #inditex-group, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #china, #cotton, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #inditex-group, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

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