For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

Carmakers may need several years to revamp their supply chains to meet new rules, but the legislation is still seen as a win for electric vehicles.

#alliance-for-automotive-innovation, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stabenow-debbie, #supply-chain, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government

How a New Corporate Minimum Tax Could Reshape Business Investments

With a new corporate minimum tax, Democrats would be adding complexity to an already byzantine tax system.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chamber-of-commerce-and-industry, #corporate-taxes, #factories-and-manufacturing, #sinema-kyrsten, #taxation, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

Japan, Once the World Leader in Microchips, Now Races to Catch Up

As it reckons with supply chain vulnerabilities, the country is spending billions to revitalize domestic production and seeking to form a coalition with “like-minded” nations.

#denso-corp, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #japan, #sony-corporation, #supply-chain, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd

Congress Is Giving Billions to the Chip Industry. Strings Are Attached.

Industrial policy is back in Washington, as a vast semiconductor and science bill gives the government new sway over a strategic industry.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

Who’s to Blame for a Factory Shutdown: A Company, or California?

The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #smithfield-foods-inc, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Not Just Any Bag

A New York company, Anybag, finds an elegant way to turn plastic bag waste into a functional tote. Miranda Kerr, Adidas and Ralph Lauren are fans.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #new-york-city, #plastic-bags, #sustainable-living, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Europe’s Race to Secure New Energy Sources Is on a Knife’s Edge

A long-term switch to more renewable sources has been overtaken by a short-term scramble to stave off a crisis.

#arcelormittal-sa, #coal, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gazprom, #heating, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #weather, #winter-season

Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

#automobiles, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reicher-dan-w, #stokes-leah, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #used-cars, #warren-mich

As Congress Debated Landmark China Bill, Beijing Surged Ahead

Experts are still assessing how China apparently leapfrogged ahead in its effort to manufacture a semiconductor that rivals those made in Taiwan, which supplies both China and the West.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #house-of-representatives, #international-trade-and-world-market, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal

The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

The doses were withheld pending an F.D.A. review, which has now been completed.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #epidemics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #monkeypox, #preventive-medicine, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Senate Passes $280 Billion Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The lopsided bipartisan vote reflected a rare consensus in the otherwise polarized Congress in favor of investing federal resources into a broad industrial policy to counter China.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #senate, #united-states-international-relations

Senate Advances Expansive Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The vote indicated bipartisan support for the legislation, which had been at risk of being scaled back substantially until Republicans rallied around a more extensive bill.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #law-and-legislation, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

Need for Speed Spurs Demand for Move-In-Ready Buildings

As vacancies for industrial space tighten, developers are building warehouses and labs on speculation, hoping a tenant will lease the space when construction is done.

#buildings-structures, #factories-and-manufacturing, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #real-estate-commercial, #supply-chain, #warehouses

Money Alone Won’t Buy U.S. Tech Superiority

Semiconductor supremacy isn’t something we can buy. It’s something we must build.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #computer-chips, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-students-in-us, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #visas

America’s Safety Net for Workers Hurt by Globalization Is Falling Apart

A 60-year-old program that provides retraining to workers whose jobs are eliminated because of foreign competition has expired, leaving many at risk.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #trade-adjustment-assistance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

I’m a Democratic Strategist. This Is How We Win Back the Working Class.

Stop letting Republicans own the issues of outsourcing and trade.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #michigan, #obama-barack, #outsourcing, #republican-party, #ryan-timothy-j-1973, #supply-chain, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

The Semiconductor Problem

The military relies on advanced semiconductors. The U.S. doesn’t make any.

#computer-chips, #defense-and-military-forces, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-storyline-no, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

Electric Car Sales Climb Sharply Despite Shortages

A scarcity of semiconductors and raw materials held back production, but buyers remain enthusiastic.

#automobiles, #batteries, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #hyundai-motor-co, #kia-motors-corp, #nissan-motor-co, #stellantis-nv, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

In Portugal, Taking a Dive Into Sardines

The canned fish are having a moment in the food world. A tour of a canning factory in Porto gives an up-close view of a century-old business.

#canning-and-preserving, #factories-and-manufacturing, #oporto-portugal, #restaurants, #seafood, #travel-and-vacations

Advanced Batteries Move From Labs to Mass Production

Makers of batteries that could charge in a few minutes are setting up assembly lines, bringing the technology a big step closer to auto showrooms.

#automobiles, #batteries, #berdichevsky-gene, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #quantumscape-corp, #sila-nanotechnologies-inc, #silicon-valley-calif, #singh-jagdeep-technology-executive, #start-ups, #venture-capital

The Jumbled Dream of U.S. Chips

It’s even harder now to understand what the U.S. wants to accomplish with its computer chip plans.

#computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #shortages

A Clunky, Reusable Mask May Be the Answer to N95 Waste

Experts say the U.S. government has unintentionally encouraged a dependency on imported masks by failing to promote elastomeric respirators, a reusable mask that is domestically produced.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #masks, #national-institute-for-occupational-safety-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

3-D Printing Grows Beyond Its Novelty Roots

With the technology improving and costs falling, 3-D printing could be poised to play a major role in manufacturing.

#3-d-printers, #cerebras-systems, #factories-and-manufacturing, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #start-ups, #vulcanforms

Will There Be Enough Monkeypox Vaccine?

A factory making Jynneos, the safest vaccine, has been closed since August, threatening global supplies as the virus spreads.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #factories-and-manufacturing, #monkeypox, #shortages, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Companies Brace for Impact of New Forced Labor Law

Billions of dollars could be at stake as a law banning imports of products from China goes into effect.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

Semiconductor Makers Push Congress for New Funding

American semiconductor giants are pressing Congress to pass legislation that would provide $52 billion for their industry, warning that they may otherwise relocate overseas.

#commerce-department, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #intel-corporation, #micron-technology-inc, #raimondo-gina-m, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Are Bathing Suits So Expensive?

Inside the construction of a one-piece swimsuit, a complicated symbol of “the most vulnerable time of the year.”

#bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #content-type-service, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail

Marco de Vincenzo of Etro Tries to Slow Down Fashion

Marco de Vincenzo, the newly appointed creative director of Etro, is not only asking the question, but attempting to answer through action.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-vincenzo-marco, #design, #etro-spa, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #louis-vuitton, #luxury-goods-and-services, #milan-italy, #sustainable-living

How Henry Ford Would Deal With Today’s Supply Chain Upheaval

The automobile pioneer believed short-term interests must not squeeze out investment in a business’ resilience, a lesson many companies have learned the hard way since 2020.

#automobiles, #dividends-finance, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

The Billionaires Behind a Push to Reinvigorate U.S. Chip-Making

A group that includes Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel isn’t simply funding the effort itself: It wants American taxpayers to help foot the bill.

#americas-frontier-fund, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #intel-corporation, #nonprofit-organizations, #samsung-group, #schmidt-eric-e, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #thiel-peter-a, #venture-capital

Bangladesh Firefighters Unaware of Chemicals Stored on Site

Nine firefighters were among at least 41 people killed in a blaze and a subsequent series of explosions.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #sitakunda-bangladesh, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In Struggling Murano, a Design Intervention

The Venetian island, famous for its glass, has long been on the wane, but 700 years of expertise is a terrible thing to squander.

#archibong-ini, #art, #design, #factories-and-manufacturing, #glass, #luxury-goods-and-services, #murano-italy

Companies Like Nexii Are Betting on Sustainable Construction

Nexii Building Solutions in Vancouver is having significant early success, though there are potential pitfalls.

#building-construction, #concrete, #engineering-and-engineers, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nexii-building-solutions-inc, #start-ups, #sustainable-living, #upstart2022, #vancouver-british-columbia, #venture-capital

Tesla to Cut 10% of Salaried Staff, Musk Tells Employees

The electric carmaker has been growing fast in recent years, but Elon Musk, its chief executive, appears to be concerned about a weakening economy.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

A Road Trip Explores Pennsylvania’s Rye Whiskey

Old Monongahela rye is having a comeback. A distillery road trip tells the story of its fall and rise, with Alexander Hamilton playing the villain.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #pennsylvania, #travel-and-vacations, #whiskey, #wigle-whiskey

Doctors Transplant 3-D Printed Ear Made of Human Cells

3DBio Therapeutics, a biotech company in Queens, said it had for the first time used 3-D printing to make a body part with a patient’s own cells.

#3-d-printers, #clinical-trials, #ears-and-hearing, #factories-and-manufacturing, #implants, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #your-feed-science

Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.

#batteries, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shanghai-china, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #twitter, #united-states

In South Korea, Joe Biden Seeks to Rebuild Economic Ties Across Asia

The president began his first Asian visit with a tour of a Samsung plant as he tries to address supply-chain woes and rebuild U.S. manufacturing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #factories-and-manufacturing, #samsung-group, #south-korea, #supply-chain, #united-states-international-relations, #yoon-suk-yeol

GM’s Mary Barra Has a Plan to Win the Electric Vehicle Race

The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #production, #tesla-motors-inc

The Era of Cheap and Plenty May Be Ending

Supplies of goods are coming up short in the pandemic, and prices have jumped. Some economists warn that the changes could linger.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #goodhart-charles, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #okonjo-iweala-ngozi, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #relocation-of-business, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

Tesla’s Profits Jumped in the First Quarter but Challenges Loom

The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

German Companies Exiting Russia Face Legal Complications

As SAP takes steps to wind down its cloud services in Russia, Continental said it was required to “temporarily” restart a Russian tire factory.

#continental-ag, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sap-ag, #sberbank, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Apple’s Zipped Lips on Chips

Government officials say we need more computer chips made in America and soon. Why isn’t Apple stressed?

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd

Jim Farley Tries to Reinvent Ford and Catch Up to Elon Musk and Tesla

Ford’s chief executive is about to introduce an electric F-150 pickup truck that could determine whether the automaker can survive and thrive in an industry dominated by Tesla.

#automobiles, #content-type-personal-profile, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #production, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

China’s Economic Data Hints at Cost of Zero Covid Strategy

The country’s lockdowns have trapped truck drivers on highways, halted production lines and forced some importers to source goods from outside China.

#beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #jilin-province-china, #quarantines, #shandong-province-china, #shanghai-china, #shenzhen-china, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking

How Intel Makes Semiconductors in a Global Shortage

As the global chip shortage continues, we take an inside look at how semiconductors are fabricated.

#arizona, #chandler-ariz, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gelsinger-patrick, #intel-corporation, #oregon, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tesla Will Sell Its Cybertruck Next Year, Elon Musk Says

Delays in producing the pickup have allowed rivals like Ford to beat Tesla to market with electric pickups.

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

For Macron, France’s Troubled Industries Hit Home

President Emmanuel Macron vowed an economic revival, but as he seeks re-election, a Potemkin factory in the town where he was raised shows just how hard that can be.

#amiens-france, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #factories-and-manufacturing, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-front-france, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #unemployment, #whirlpool-corporation, #yellow-vests-movement

Ukraine War Reverberates in Europe’s Factories and Warehouses

European companies that relied on Russian customers are suffering collateral damage from the invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions.

#cogemacoustic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #eichbaum, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #iceland, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mercadona, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sergio-amaranti, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain