A.M.D. Agrees to Buy Xilinx for $35 Billion in Stock

The deal would broaden A.M.D.’s business into chips for markets like 5G communications and automotive electronics.

#advanced-micro-devices-inc, #company-reports, #computer-and-video-games, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #intel-corporation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #xilinx-inc

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How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy Business

Renewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #edf-renewables, #electricite-de-france-edf, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #milligan-neb, #nebraska, #wind-power

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Trump’s Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours

Foxconn’s failure to deliver on a Wisconsin project underscores the limits of the president’s power to make companies bend to his will.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #steel-and-iron, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy

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Kodak Loan Debacle Puts a New Agency in the Hot Seat

A stumbling effort to prop up the domestic generic drugs sector underscores the challenges of a Trump administration industrial policy.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #factories-and-manufacturing, #insider-trading, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Donald Trump’s Fake Populism

The president tricked working-class voters. But the problems he railed about are real.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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The Race for a Super-Antibody Against the Coronavirus

A network of scientists is chasing the pandemic’s holy grail: an antibody that protects against not just the virus, but also related pathogens that may threaten humans.

#antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #einstein-albert-college-of-medicine, #elderly, #eli-lilly-and-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #immune-system, #nursing-homes, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #roche-holding-ag, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-army-medical-research-institute-of-infectious-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walker-laura, #your-feed-science

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #tesla-motors-inc

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Japan Is Paying Firms to Make Things at Home. But China’s Pull Is Still Strong.

Japan is attempting a delicate balancing act as the pandemic has underlined the risks of the world’s economic reliance on Beijing.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iris-ohyama-inc, #japan, #masks, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

The country’s worst industrial fire killed more than 260 people in 2012. Victims’ relatives said the real culprits had escaped justice.

#arson, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-fatalities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #karachi-pakistan, #muttahida-qaumi-movement, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf

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Despite Claims, Trump Rarely Uses Wartime Law in Battle Against Covid

The president often criticized the Defense Production Act as anti-business. Now he’s campaigning on having frequently used the law to ramp up production of medical gear.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #congressional-research-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

#automobiles, #baden-wurttemberg-germany, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #carnegie-mellon-university, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #frankfurt-germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hyundai-motor-co, #karlsruhe-institute-of-technology, #kelley-blue-book-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #sweden, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defective-products, #factories-and-manufacturing, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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U.S. May Ban Cotton From Xinjiang Region of China Over Rights Concerns

The potential move, which could come as soon as Tuesday, comes amid reports of the use of forced labor in Xinjiang, where China has carried out a crackdown against mostly Muslim minorities.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #textiles, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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Looking to Buy a Used Car in the Pandemic? So Is Everyone Else

Eager to avoid public transit and Uber, and to save money, buyers are emptying dealerships.

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #used-cars

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A Nip for That New Year’s Toast

A distiller from Tel Aviv has made a single-malt kosher whiskey, aged in sherry casks.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #milkhoney-distillery-ltd, #tel-aviv-israel, #whiskey

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Her Town Depended on the Mill. Was It Also Making the Residents Sick?

In “Mill Town,” Kerri Arsenault uncovers her family’s long history in northern Maine and an epidemic of cancer that may be intimately connected to the community’s main employer.

#arsenault-kerri, #books-and-literature, #cancer, #dioxin, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mill-town-reckoning-with-what-remains-book, #paper-and-pulp

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Trump’s Tariffs? Coronavirus? China’s Exports Are Surging Anyway

Chinese companies are taking a greater share of goods sold abroad, showing their tremendous strength despite mounting challenges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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‘That Same Feeling’: Painful Memories in Kenosha Come Rushing Back

The auto plant closed in 1988, turning the Wisconsin city upside down. Now it’s facing an even deeper existential crisis.

#blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #factories-and-manufacturing, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Intel Slips, and a High-Profile Supercomputer Is Delayed

The chip maker was selected for an Energy Department project meant to show American tech independence. But problems at Intel have thrown a wrench into the effort.

#argonne-national-laboratory, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #intel-corporation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #supercomputers, #swan-robert-h, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd

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Sorry, the World’s Biggest Bike Maker Can’t Help You Buy a Bike Right Now

The pandemic has created a bicycle boom — and a shortage. Giant, the Taiwanese juggernaut, is trying to meet demand while navigating the politics of trade.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #giant-manufacturing-co, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #taiwan

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Workers Join Belarus Protests, as Leader’s Base Turns Against Him

Demonstrators at a huge state-run factory in the capital gave an ultimatum: Unless a fair election is held, they will strike, in a new test of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s rule.

#belarus, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #strikes, #tikhanovskaya-svetlana

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A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots

Coventry can be forbidding for cyclists. But before it became Britain’s Detroit, the city was famed for making bicycles.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coventry-england, #cycling-road, #factories-and-manufacturing

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This Company Boasted to Trump About Its Covid-19 Vaccine. Experts Are Skeptical.

Inovio, a Pennsylvania biotech company, has spent years claiming to be on the cusp of important vaccines. It has never brought one to market.

#caplan-arthur-l, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #health-and-human-services-department, #inovio-pharmaceuticals, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaxart-inc

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The Mom and Pop Factory With an Atomic Secret

Those trays that macarons come in? Plaxall makes them. But since the pandemic, it has pivoted to medical face shields. It’s not the first time the family business has done its patriotic duty.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #family-business, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #manhattan-project, #plastics, #plaxall-inc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Trump Reinstates Tariff on Canadian Aluminum

The tariff, which could prompt retaliation from Canada, was imposed just one month after a new trade deal between the two countries went into effect.

#aluminum, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction

Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #high-speed-rail-projects, #infrastructure-public-works, #international-trade-and-world-market, #local-government, #machinery-and-equipment, #railroads, #xi-jinping, #xuzhou-china, #xuzhou-construction-machinery-group

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Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

African-Americans are 75 percent more likely than others to live near facilities that produce hazardous waste. Can a grass-roots environmental-justice movement make a difference?

#air-pollution, #black-people, #discrimination, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #philadelphia-pa, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Coalition Brings Pressure to End Forced Uighur Labor

More than 190 organizations have come together to demand an end to garments made by forced labor in China.

#abercrombiefitch-co, #adidas-ag, #calvin-klein-inc, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hugo-boss-ag, #labor-and-jobs, #lacoste, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china, #your-feed-fashion

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The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Back Factory Jobs, at Least Not Yet

It’s a moment of reckoning for global supply chains. But that doesn’t mean companies are flocking back to the United States.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #outsourcing, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights

The move, which affects suppliers to major international brands including Apple, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, could force companies to sever some ties to China.

#apple-inc, #china, #commerce-department, #communist-party-of-china, #cook-timothy-d, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #google-inc, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #hugo-boss-ag, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #minorities, #muji-retailer, #political-prisoners, #polo-ralph-lauren-corp, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #textiles, #tommy-hilfiger-corp, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China’s Swimwear Capital Can’t Wait for You to Go Back to the Beach

When the pandemic shut down pools and resorts around the globe, life slid to a halt in the seaside town of Xingcheng, a major producer of bikinis and trunks.

#bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #xingcheng

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Small Businesses Struggle to Plan for What Comes Next

For a Baltimore condiment maker with 100 workers, “it’s been a roller coaster” trying to plan for what comes next.

#baltimore-md, #condiments, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #tulkoff-food-products-inc, #united-states-economy

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How Novavax Won $1.6 Billion From Operation Warp Speed For Coronavirus Vaccine

Novavax just received the Trump administration’s largest vaccine contract. In the Maryland company’s 33-year history, it has never brought a vaccine to market.

#biomedical-advanced-research-and-development-authority, #bright-rick-a, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #hatchett-richard-j, #health-and-human-services-department, #influenza, #kadlec-robert-p, #novavax-inc, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China’s Economy Rebounds From Virus, but Uncertainty Persists

Heavy spending on roads and rail lines reversed the economy’s virus-induced nose-dive in February and March, but may be difficult to sustain, raising questions for global growth.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gross-domestic-product, #labor-and-jobs, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china

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One Meat Plant, One Thousand Infections: Revisiting Achut Deng

After surviving civil war in Sudan, one of America’s most vulnerable workers faced the coronavirus. How has she been doing since?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #south-dakota, #sudan

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Regeneron Scientists Raced To Find Antibodies To Fight Covid-19. Then The Coronavirus Found Them.

This spring, researchers at Regeneron’s Westchester headquarters found themselves in one of the country’s first coronavirus hot spots.

#antibodies, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #giordano-stephanie, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research, #science-journal

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The Boohoo Disaster, Explained

Boohoo was one of the fastest-growing retailers in Britain. Now the company is in trouble after revelations about working conditions in supplier factories.

#e-commerce, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashion-nova-inc, #green-philip, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #instagram-inc, #jenner-kylie, #kane-carol, #leicester-england, #manchester-england, #marksspencer-plc, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-fashion

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China Dominates P.P.E. Manufacturing

Government support and protectionism have built a low-cost industry making masks, testing kits and other health gear. Other countries will find it tough to compete.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #masks, #medical-devices, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sinopec-corp

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Tesla Shines During the Pandemic as Other Automakers Struggle

The electric carmaker’s deliveries fell as people around the world were forced to stay home by government orders and fears over the coronavirus pandemic. But the decline was far smaller than for other automakers.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

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As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production

Demand has been stronger than expected since states began reopening, but some experts worry about the effect of a new surge in coronavirus cases.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #group-1-automotive-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

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Toxic Ghosts

My father and I worked for years at a factory that became a Superfund hazardous-waste site. We’re still feeling the repercussions.

#air-pollution, #chemicals, #colitis, #digestive-tract, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #pcb-polychlorinated-biphenyls, #prostate-gland, #superfund, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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Tyson Foods Worker Urges Company To Slow Down So They Can Social Distance

Poultry plants continue to run processing lines at a breakneck speed, making it impossible for workers to social distance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #factories-and-manufacturing, #factory-farming, #poultry, #trump-donald-j, #tyson-foods-inc, #tyson-john-h, #virginia, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Break the China Habit? Lobsters, Lights and Toilets Show How Hard It Is

The risks of relying economically on the Asian superpower have never seemed clearer. But as the world tries to get moving again, it needs China more than ever.

#australia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression

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Lawmakers Push to Invest Billions in Semiconductor Industry to Counter China

New legislation aimed at supporting the semiconductor industry is a sign of shifting consensus in Washington, where industrial plans are now in vogue

#china, #computer-chips, #cornyn-john, #factories-and-manufacturing, #house-of-representatives, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #matsui-doris-o, #mccaul-michael-t, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warner-mark-r

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New York’s Kettlebell Shortage Makes Home Workouts a Challenge

After fitness enthusiasts were forced to reimagine how they could keep in shape, demand led to a shortage of workout equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #exercise, #factories-and-manufacturing, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional

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Brooks Bros., ‘Made in America’ Since 1818, May Soon Need a New Calling Card

The clothing brand, which has dressed all but four U.S. presidents, could end up closing its three American factories as it navigates the pandemic.

#brooks-brothers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #del-vecchio-claudio, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel

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Hydrogen as Fuel? An Italian Pasta Factory Shows How It Could Work

A producer of orecchiette and paccheri is using the potentially clean energy source in a trial.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #corporate-social-responsibility, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #italy, #orogiallo-pasta-co, #pasta, #snam-spa

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They Evoke Darth Vader, but These Masks May Save Your Doctor’s Life

With medical masks in short supply, several hospitals have turned to industrial models. They get rave reviews and are allowed by the F.D.A., but the Trump administration has no plans to encourage distribution or production.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #epidemics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #stockpiling

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The Artisans Behind Italian Fashion Tremble at Their Future

The industry has returned to work, but it’s far from business as usual for small suppliers to luxury brands and retailers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #etro-spa, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #italy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #milan-italy, #prada-spa, #sewing, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #sozzani-carla, #textiles

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