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New Law Will Force 3,000 Big Companies to Show They Are Stamping Out Slavery

New Law Will Force 3,000 Big Companies to Show They Are Stamping Out Slavery

The Australian federal government will force 3,000 big companies to explain how they are stamping out modern slavery, a move welcomed by anti-slavery campaigners.[more]


Illnesses Mount in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The nationwide outbreak of illnesses from eating romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli bacteria rose again, with 23 more cases reported in 13 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.[more]


These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic will have a swift effect on some big companies.[more]


U.S. Regulators Slam Low Takata Air Bag Recall Rate by Carmakers

Auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.[more]


Chart of Top 100 Influencers Aims to Raise Slavery Awareness

A list of the top 100 individuals influencing the modern slavery agenda within businesses has been drawn up.[more]


This Could Be the Biggest Advance in Aluminum Production in 130 Years

Apple, the largest publicly traded company in the world, joined a major collaboration last week that could change how it gets one of the key components that makes its ubiquitous gadgets look so sleek: aluminum.[more]


Shell Spreads Its Bets Around as It Prepares for a Greener Future

There seems to be little about the scrappy energy company in central England that would appeal to Royal Dutch Shell, the button-down oil giant.[more]


U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

The U.K. government has asked business groups to map their supply chains to flag the areas of the economy most at risk if Brexit imposes additional trading costs on exporters, two people familiar with the matter said.[more]


Cocoa Sustainability Projects Are Showing ‘Little Impact,' Report Says

The chocolate industry needs to ask itself hard questions because a decade of efforts to improve the living standards of cocoa farmers have produced little effect, according to a new report.[more]


How Trump's Iran Deal Exit Could Hit Aviation and Car Industries

How Trump's Iran Deal Exit Could Hit Aviation and Car Industries

Billions of dollars of deals signed by international companies with Iran are under threat after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a “rotten” nuclear deal with Tehran.[more]


China’s ZTE Telecom Firm Suspends Major Operations After U.S. Export Ban

ZTE, one of China's leading technology companies, announced recently that it will end “major operating activities” after the U.S. government barred American firms from doing business with the telecom equipment maker.[more]


Ford Temporarily Shuts Down F-Series Truck Production Due to Fire at Parts Supplier

A fire at a Chinese-owned auto parts plant in Michigan has cut off supply of key components and disrupted production of crucial Ford Motor Co. and Daimler AG models, with the U.S. automaker already saying it'll hurt profit in the second quarter.[more]


U.S. Farmers Are Already Suffering From Lost Chinese Orders for Corn, Soybeans and Pork

The U.S.-China trade spat is cutting into the flow of soybeans, pork and other commodities from U.S. farms to one of the world’s biggest markets.[more]


Hydrogen Seen Rivaling Batteries to Supply Green Power

Hydrogen stored in Britain’s gas grid could be more effective for making use of excess renewable power than batteries.[more]


Sears Deepens Amazon Partnership With Tire Installations

Investors sure like the idea that Sears is looking beyond its struggling retail business to drum up new sources of revenue and places to sell products under its own brands.[more]


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