Regulation


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    DOJ investigating Abbott infant formula plant

    After closing and reopening a Michigan facility at the center of a national shortage, the healthcare giant is now facing a criminal probe. 

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Industry study tracks China tariffs’ added costs to importers and consumers

    The duties created $3 billion a year in direct expenses on apparel, footwear, furniture and travel goods from the country, according to research from trade groups.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Increased use of embargoes ‘a major concern’ for rail regulators

    The Surface Transportation Board will closely monitor carriers’ use of traffic limits as Union Pacific faces backlash over traffic limits in the upper Midwest.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Amazon cited by OSHA for failing to keep warehouse workers safe

    The company, which faces $60,269 in fines, said it strongly disagrees with the agency’s allegations and intends to appeal.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    US, Mexico and Canada take on 5 initiatives to strengthen supply chain resilience

    The countries plan to collaborate on projects such as mapping critical minerals and assessing future manufacturing labor needs.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Supply chains 2022: A year in pictures

    Rising inflation, strike threats and slowing demand triggered a wave of business uncertainty following months of growth. Take a look back at 13 memorable moments.

    By , , , Jan. 10, 2023
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    Automakers face Senate probe over forced labor in supply chains

    The chamber’s finance committee is questioning major manufacturers following reports of materials linked to the Xinjiang region of China.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
  • A Future Made in America sign is seen as U.S. President Joe Biden stands in a manufacturing demonstration area at United Performance Metals on May 6, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Why Ohio is attracting more manufacturing investments

    Growing investments from companies like Ford and Intel highlight the state's tax and talent benefits.

    By Sakshi Udavant • Jan. 3, 2023
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    ‘Tripledemic’ drug shortages: When surging demand meets static capacity

    Parents are straining to find children’s cold and flu medicine as companies also struggle to keep up with demand for amoxicillin.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    FMC examines shipping line compliance on anti-retaliation

    The agency is asking some of the largest carriers to provide information on how they're adhering to provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    7 ways the Biden administration intervened in US supply chains this year

    The government took multiple actions this year, including legislation to oversee ocean carriers and funding for domestic EV battery supply.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    3M to discontinue use of ‘forever chemicals’ by end of 2025

    The decision follows increasing regulatory and legal pressure on the company to stop the use of the potentially harmful chemicals.

    By Sara Samora • Dec. 22, 2022
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    Postal Service to acquire 66,000 EVs by 2028

    The electric delivery vehicles will start hitting the streets by the end of next year.

    By Michael Brady • Dec. 21, 2022
  • Protesters hold up signs with messages proclaiming "Tariffs are taxes" and "We don't want tariffs" in front of the U.S. Capitol
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    USTR extends China tariff exclusions another 9 months

    The exemptions on more than 352 products have caused concern among some in Congress who worry about the trade representative picking “winners and losers.”

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    USTR blasts WTO after panel rules against steel, aluminum tariffs

    The trade organization rejected U.S. claims that the duties were necessary for national security reasons. 

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Biden visits new TSMC plant in push to expand US chip production

    The visit came as the chipmaker began construction of another plant in Arizona, and the U.S. advocates for a more resilient chip supply chain.

    By Sara Samora • Dec. 8, 2022
  • U.S. President Joe Biden waits to speak about the recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the Port of Baltimore on November 10, 2021
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    FMC to review over 175 shipper complaints against ocean carriers

    The agency unveiled preliminary guidance on how it would handle potential charge violations of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    OSHA’s top 10 workplace hazards and how to prevent them

    Towards the end of every year OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) releases its list of the top 10 safety violations, which includes the specific number of violations reported in each category. Why is this list essential? 

    Dec. 6, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Biden signs legislation preventing rail strike, lockout

    The president said the law avoids “what, without a doubt, would have been an economic catastrophe at a very bad time in the calendar.”

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Senate sends bill avoiding rail shutdown to Biden’s desk

    The divided chamber shot down an amendment to give workers seven days paid sick leave.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    House passes bills to avert US rail shutdown, add paid sick leave

    The vote comes just two days after President Joe Biden urged congressional intervention, warning “a rail shutdown would devastate our economy.”

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Zinc-based storage manufacturer delays production to capitalize on federal tax credits

    Eos Energy Enterprises is pushing this year's orders to 2023 to take advantage of energy storage benefits outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act, CEO Joe Mastrangelo said.

    By Stephen Singer • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail shutdown

    The president said he’s been advised that “there is no path to resolve the dispute at the bargaining table” before the Dec. 9 deadline.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Potential for rail shutdown rises as largest union rejects labor deal

    An impasse over guaranteed sick leave is likely headed to a congressional showdown.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
  • U.S. President Joe Biden stands on stage and speaks into a microphone at COP27 with the blue and white event logo and location on the screen behind him.
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    Biden proposes new sustainability rules for federal suppliers

    Companies with more than $7.5 million in federal contracts would be required to disclose emissions.

    By Nov. 15, 2022