Biden Vows Enough Vaccine ‘for Every Adult American’ by End of May

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. agreed to help manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, in a deal partly brokered by the White House.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #merckcompany-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In China, an Electric Car Maker Loses Money but Thinks Big

Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #nio, #politics-and-government, #start-ups, #william-li

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Biden Readies Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

The order is intended to start an effort to insulate the American economy from future shortages of critical imported components.

#5g-wireless-communications, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #schumer-charles-e, #shortages, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #taiwan, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #innovation, #lithium-metal, #start-ups, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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F.D.A. Agrees Moderna Can Increase Vaccine Supply in Each Vial

Federal regulators are in favor of a simple, potentially quick fix to bolster coronavirus vaccine supplies: more doses per bottle.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #north-america, #tesla-motors-inc

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Can’t Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can’t Sell.

Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.

#3m-company, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Alarming Human Toll of Cheap Stuff ‘Made in China’

In a new book, the journalist Amelia Pang investigates the brutal system of forced labor that undergirds China’s booming export industry.

#books-and-literature, #china, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #made-in-china-a-prisoner-an-sos-letter-and-the-hidden-cost-of-americas-cheap-goods-book, #pang-amelia, #politics-and-government, #sun-yi

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G.M. Wants to Make Electric Cars. China Dominates the Market.

With government support and lavish subsidies, Chinese companies have come to dominate the market for batteries, motors and other essentials Detroit may need for its new fleets.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #general-motors, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #politics-and-government

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E.U. and U.K. Fight Over Covid Vaccines: ‘Solidarity Is Failing’

As vaccine production falls behind schedule, and the European Union lags in inoculating people, Brussels and London are lobbing threats and accusations at each other.

#astrazeneca-plc, #belgium, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #great-britain, #oxford-university, #pfizer-inc, #protectionism-trade, #vaccination-and-immunization

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E.U. and U.K. Fight Over Coronavirus Vaccines: ‘Solidarity Is Failing’

As vaccine production falls behind schedule, and the European Union lags in inoculating people, Brussels and London are lobbing threats and accusations at each other.

#astrazeneca-plc, #belgium, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #oxford-university, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

#batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #jaguar-land-rover, #lotus-cars-ltd, #mini-division-of-bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #nissan-motor-co, #relocation-of-business

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U.S. Vaccine Supply: What to Know

Can President Biden really boost production? Why are governors trying to buy directly from Pfizer? And when will supply exceed demand?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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I Grew Up Witnessing Forced Labor. U.S. Companies Must Step Up.

Otherwise, they risk complicity in the persecution of millions of Uighurs.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

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Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

#amazon-com-inc, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #michigan, #rivian-automotive-llc, #scaringe-r-j, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #venture-capital

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Most Major Economies Are Shrinking. Not China’s.

The Chinese economy grew 2.3 percent last year, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday in Beijing.

#building-construction, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government

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A Mix of Pride and Doubts as Modi Launches India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Drive

One of the world’s largest inoculation programs is set to begin on Saturday, but experts have questioned the data behind one of the country’s two vaccines — and patients don’t get to pick their shot.

#bharat-biotech-ltd, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #india, #pune-india, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How China’s Economy Bounced Back

Officials pushed factories to reopen the same way they forced the country to shut down. In one small town, it led to a chili-sauce-fueled revival.

#changmingzhen, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #laoganma

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

#austria, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #bosch-robert-gmbh, #china, #computer-chips, #continental-ag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mexico, #nxp-semiconductors-nv, #playstation-video-game-system, #renesas-electronics-corp, #semiconductor-manufacturing-international-corporation, #shortages, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

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Johnson & Johnson Expects Vaccine Results Soon but Lags in Production

The U.S. needs J.&J.’s one-shot vaccine more than ever. But the company is behind on manufacturing promises made in its Operation Warp Speed contract.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #factories-and-manufacturing, #johnsonjohnson, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Biden Should Boost Covid Vaccine Supply With New Manufacturing Plan

Two decades ago, the U.S. launched a program to help supply the world with H.I.V. medication. It should take a similar approach to Covid.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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On Factory Floors, a Chime and Flashing Light to Maintain Distance

Businesses like Henkel, a big German chemical company, are trying wearable sensors to prevent virus outbreaks among workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #henkel-kgaa, #kinexon, #national-basketball-assn, #poland, #sensors, #wearable-computing

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It Could Be a Great Year, if Your Business Survives Winter

Tough sacrifices may still be required, but many see a post-pandemic resurgence in the year ahead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #horizon-advisory-group-llc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #minorities, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

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Why Should China Make Everything?

The United States can bring manufacturing back — which will bring back good jobs and protect national interests.

#5g-wireless-communications, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #medical-devices, #shortages, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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India Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine and 1 Other

The approvals, which include a shot developed by Bharat Biotech, an Indian pharmaceutical company, begin a vast campaign to inoculate the hard-hit nation’s 1.3 billion people.

#astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #epidemics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #india, #oxford-university, #poonawalla-adar-1981, #rumors-and-misinformation, #the-serum-institute, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Tesla Says It Hit Goal of Delivering 500,000 Cars in 2020

The milestone seemed unreachable just three years ago and comes as Tesla has seen a string of profitable quarters and a buoyant stock.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #tesla-motors-inc

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German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #berlin-germany, #daimler-ag, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #springer-axel-verlag-ag, #tesla-motors-inc, #tuscaloosa-ala, #volkswagen-ag

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Co-ops in Spain’s Basque Region Soften Capitalism’s Rough Edges

A group of worker-owned businesses may present an alternative model to economies dominated by the interests of shareholders.

#basque-region-spain, #cooperatives, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #matz-erreka-s-coop-erreka-group, #mondragon-spain, #mondragon-corp, #politics-and-government, #spain

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A Race to Become the Tesla of Delivery Trucks and Vans

Investors are betting that small companies like Workhorse will help popularize electric commercial vehicles. And Tesla aims to extend its reach.

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #delivery-services, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-motors-corp, #rivian-automotive-llc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #vans, #workhorse-group-inc

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Carrier Plant Is Bustling, but Workers Are Wary as Trump Exits

The president championed an Indiana factory facing a shutdown four years ago. Hundreds of jobs were kept, and overtime abounds. Can the revival last?

#carrier-corp, #factories-and-manufacturing, #indianapolis-ind, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #stocks-and-bonds, #trump-donald-j, #united-technologies-corporation

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From Mod-Chic Chairs to Virus Barriers

What Plexi-Craft — an upscale furniture factory in the Bronx — has, the city wants: Acrylic resin skills.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #furniture, #plexi-craft-quality-products-corp

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States Complain of Smaller Covid Vaccine Shipments Than Expected

The smaller number of expected doses, which appeared to be the result of a scheduling hiccup, reignited tensions between the federal government and Pfizer over vaccine supply.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #iowa, #oregon, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Modular Construction Meets Changing Needs in the Pandemic

The process of creating prefabricated units that can be quickly assembled has shifted as developers turn to medical buildings, affordable housing, data centers and even a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

#building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #real-estate-commercial

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With First Dibs on Vaccines, Rich Countries Have ‘Cleared the Shelves’

The U.S., Britain, Canada and others are hedging their bets, reserving doses that far outnumber their populations, as many poorer nations struggle to secure enough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #income-inequality, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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West Virginia Chemical Explosion Injures 4 People

The explosion in Belle sent shrapnel flying across a river, and as a precaution officials told residents to shelter in place, closed a highway and shut down nearby schools.

#bombs-and-explosives, #chemours-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #optima-chemicals-co, #shutdowns-institutional, #west-virginia

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Big Push Into Helium Could Have the World on Russia’s String

It’s not just party balloons. A huge Siberian production plant is expected to reshape the market for a gas that’s essential to many critical industries.

#bureau-of-land-management, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gazprom, #helium, #moscow-russia, #natural-gas, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #refineries, #russia, #siberia

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France Thought It Could Reverse Globalization, but It’s Still Bleeding Jobs

The government is encouraging more factories, but C.E.O.s say labor costs in the country remain high.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #loire-valley-france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #outsourcing

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How to Build a Guitar

For The New York Times for Kids, the photographer Christopher Payne visited the Martin Guitars factory to see how humans and machines make music.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #guitars, #martin-guitar-factory-and-museum, #musical-instruments

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Military’s Role in Vaccine to Be Strictly Behind the Scenes

While no troops will be administering shots or dropping off doses, scores of Defense Department employees are involved in the effort.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pfizer Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Covid-19 Vaccine

A large team of regulators at the agency will take about three weeks to review an application spanning thousands of pages.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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The Coronavirus Vaccines Will Likely Work. Making Them Fast Will Be Hard.

Front-runners in the coronavirus vaccine race won’t make nearly as many doses this year as were predicted, but they may kick into high gear next year.

#astrazeneca-plc, #bourla-albert, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #pfizer-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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A Ride on the Assembly Line With the World’s Most Famous Chalk

The history and mystery of a cult favorite whose continued existence is an unlikely story that bridges two countries long at odds.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #japan, #south-korea

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Inside the Chaotic, Cutthroat Gray Market for N95 Masks

As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #international-trade-and-world-market, #masks, #medical-devices, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s China Policy? A Balancing Act for a Toxic Relationship

As president, Joe Biden will face deep dilemmas, and a lot of unfinished business, stemming from President Trump’s multiyear onslaught against China.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #intellectual-property, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quantum-computing, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

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Harley Davidson to Leave India After Poor Sales

The American icon saw promise in the world’s largest market for two-wheelers. But its bikes sold poorly in a country where incomes are low and manufacturing isn’t easy.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #harley-davidson-inc, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters

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Apple Suspends iPhone Maker Pegatron Over China Labor Abuses

The technology giant said it had suspended future business with the iPhone assembler Pegatron pending corrective actions. The Taiwanese manufacturer broke rules limiting student employee work hours.

#apple-inc, #china, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #pegatron-corp, #taiwan, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Trump Merchandise Outsells Biden’s, China’s Factories Say

The measure is unscientific at best. But merchants say sales of the president’s campaign merchandise at a major wholesale market are outstripping Biden’s.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #consumer-behavior, #factories-and-manufacturing, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shopping-and-retail, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yiwu-china, #yiwu-international-trade-city-yiwu-china

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