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Report: Honda to shut U.K. Swindon plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

via The Japan Times    Feb 19, 2019

Members of media stand outside the Honda car plant in Swindon, Britain, Monday. | REUTERS

Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in ...

Japan’s machinery orders dipped again in December, showing firms’ reticence amid risks

via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

Core private sector machinery orders fell slightly in December, signaling a more cautious stance by companies toward spending amid risks to the global economy, government ...

U.S. President Trump receives update on China trade talks

via The Japan Times    Feb 17, 2019

Shipping containers from China and other nations are unloaded at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI

U.S. President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead ...

Gunman kills five people, wounds five police at Illinois business

via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

Law enforcement officers work at the scene of a shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. on Friday in Aurora, Illinois, after a gunman opened fire at an industrial park, killing five. | AP

A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally ...

U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week as Trump hints at extension

via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping next to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin before proceeding to their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. | REUTERS

The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. ...

U.S. has excused hundreds of companies from steel tariff

via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

Steel is forged at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility in Baytown, Texas. | AP

Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in ...

Japanese comedian Teruyoshi Uchimura and TV presenter Asami Miura top ideal boss rankings

via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

Japanese comedian Teruyoshi Uchimura topped the list of this year’s ideal male bosses selected by new graduates set to start working this spring, an annual ...

U.S. to research recycling of lithium-ion batteries

via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

Workers transfer lithium-ion batteries in a factory in Taizhou, China | AP

The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a ...

Nissan asked Japanese government for help avoiding merger with Renault: WSJ

via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

Flags of Japan, France and Nissan at Nissan Motor Co.'s global headquarters in Yokohama | REUTERS

Nissan Motor Co. asked the Japanese government for help in fending off a proposal to merge with Renault SA, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.The ...

Commerce report calls car imports into U.S. national security threat, raising chances for Trump tariffs: sources

via The Japan Times    Feb 15, 2019

Employees inspect Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars at the Mercedes-Benz US International factory in Vance, Alabama, in 2017. A U.S. Commerce Department report has concluded that American auto imports threaten national security, setting the stage for possible tariffs by the White House, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. | AFP-JIJI

A U.S. Commerce Department report has concluded that American auto imports threaten national security, setting the stage for possible tariffs by the White House, two ...




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