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Chinese Ship to be First through Expanded Panama Canal
Chinese Ship to be First through Expanded Panama Canal 1
The 50-mile canal has been widened at an estimated cost of more than seven billion dollars to triple its capacity by allowing bigger bulk carriers to cross through.
Bayer Urged to Stop Bee-killer Pesticides
Bayer Urged to Stop Bee-killer Pesticides
1.4 million signatures were presented to Bayer calling on the company to to stop selling two substances, clothianidin and imidacloprid, that are contained in the pesticides believed to be responsible for killing bees.The EU has already placed a moratorium on sales of the chemicals, which are classed as neonicotinoids, since the end of 2013.
German Metalworking Sector Hit by Warning Strikes
German Metalworking Sector Hit by Warning Strikes
Among the sites hit with a walkout or stoppage was Daimler in Bremen and plants belonging to Mercedes and ArcelorMittal in Hamburg in the north, a Ford site in Cologne and an Audi factory in Ingolstadt.
Google, Uber in Coalition to Promote Self-Driving Cars
Ford and Volvo, along with ride-sharing start-up Uber's rival, Lyft, rounded out the roster of the new lobbying group pushing for a unified legal code on self-driving cars.
Canada Warns of Chrysler Steering Problems, Fire Risk
Transport Canada said it had received more than 100 consumer complaints about a failure of the power steering hose in the Dodge Journey and Avenger, as well as in Chrysler 200 and Sebring models.
Tesla Shares Fall on Reports of Model X Glitches
Among the snafus cited: problems with the vehicle's "falcon wing" doors; difficulties with the car's self-driving mechanism; "double vision" distortions from the curved windshield; and insufficient heating.
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers Face Off in Climate Battle
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers Face Off in Climate Battle 2
ExxonMobil critics accuse the oil company of having, since 1977, research showing that fossil-fuel energy has a harmful impact on climate, but that it kept the information to itself.
A worker loads steel onto a truck at a wholesale market in Liaoning Province.
Steel Producers Will Urge China to Cut Output
Chinese steel production rose again in March, despite promises to cut capacity. Now the OECD and representatives from 30 countries will gather to “discuss how governments can facilitate market-driven industry restructuring and agree on steps to reduce competition-distorting policies.”
US Could Force Tech Companies Help Break Encryption
Senator Diane Feinstein: “No entity or individual is above the law. We need strong encryption to protect personal data, but we also need to know when terrorists are plotting to kill Americans.”
VW AG CEO Matthias Mueller.
VW Managers in Hot Seat Over Bonus Payments
Volkswagen executives haul in the bulk of their compensation in annual bonuses that are tied to previous years’ performances, which might be why CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing for only a 30% cut. But the public reception to that has been chilly, at best.
Fessenheim nuclear power site
From Nuclear Plant to Electric Car Factory? It Could Happen
A French-German working group will be set up to examine three options for the Fessenheim nuclear power plant site.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 spacecraft onboard.
SpaceX Launching First Cargo Since 2015 Accident
The space transportation company will ship about 7,000 pounds worth of gear to the International Space Station, including an inflatable space room (seriously).
Daimler Woos Amazon, Microsoft to Mapping Service Partnership
The mapping service Here--which is developing a high-definition, real-time map to deploy in self-driving cars--needs a cloud provider to handle its huge amount of data.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
US Tightens Rules to Block Mergers Aimed at Tax Avoidance
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: “Congress should not wait to act as inversions continue to erode our tax base.”
Japan Big Manufacturers' Confidence Drops to Three-year Low
Japan Big Manufacturers' Confidence Drops to Three-year Low
confidence has been on a steady decline owing to fears about China's economy and weak global growth.
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