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  • Medical Devices

    Chip Shortage Creates Medical Device Crisis

    26 May 2022

    The shortage of microchip supplies has affected industries from computing to cars to the Internet of Things, but perhaps no use is as life-or-death as medical devices. Medical technology uses only one percent of chips, but are vital to ultrasound devices that examine an unborn baby’s development, defibrillators that respond to sudden cardiac arrest, and patient monitors that assess a patient’s vital...

  • Video Games

    Employees Organise First Union at Major US Video Game Company

    25 May 2022

    Employees at video game company Raven Software voted to unionize, the first union at a major US video game company, and the second certified gaming union in the USA. The company is a subsidiary of the video game giant Activision Blizzard -- developer of popular titles such as Call of Duty and Candy Crush, which has been the subject of an SEC investigation, a class-action lawsuit, and a complaint...

  • Aluminium

    UK Says Chinese Unfairly Flooding Aluminium Market

    24 May 2022

    The British government has accused Chinese aluminium manufacturers of dumping the metal products at unfair prices in the market and injuring non-Chinese companies. The Chinese companies create aluminium parts for air conditioners, cars, appliances and many other products.  The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA), an agency created following Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), has recommended...

  • Beverages

    Immunity Drinks Keep Going Strong Even as COVID Crisis Fades

    23 May 2022

    Beverages that advertise immunity and other health benefits surged in popularity during the COVID pandemic, understandably, but even as the pandemic fades they are still going strong and may become a permanent fixture on shelves. Grocery retailers can capitalize on this trend by offering cold-pressed fruit juices that feature ingredients and flavours that appeal to today’s health- and taste-conscious...

  • Gas

    Gas Prices More than Double

    19 May 2022

    US natural gas prices more than doubled since the start of the year, and this summer’s air-conditioning season could send them soaring by at least another 25 percent. In the futures market, gas prices rose 4.4 percent Tuesday as hot spring weather in the Southern USA pressured a market that has already been concerned about tight supplies. The warmer weather is forecast to continue across the region. “In...

  • Food

    Almost Half of US Consumers Buying Plant-Based Meat

    18 May 2022

    More than 40 percent of US consumers are buying plant-based products in 2022, according to a new report from Acosta, and of that group a majority reported purchasing such plant-based products several times a month. Sixty-four percent reported purchasing within the plant-based category at least several times a month. Some 57 percent of plant-based buyers even go as far as to say they intend to consume...

  • Automotive

    Car Industry Struggling Under Shortages, Fuel Costs

    17 May 2022

    The automobile industry dominates a large share of the world’s economic activity; it employs more than four million people and produces over 60 million automobiles annually, and they consume over 50 percent of petroleum use. Yet industry has seen a steady decline since 2018, and the same is expected to continue, for a few reasons. The first is the COVID-19 pandemic; global car sales dropped by...

  • Satellites

    Russia hacked American satellite company one hour before Ukraine invasion

    16 May 2022

    Just an hour before Russian troops invaded Ukraine, Russian government hackers targeted the American satellite company Viasat, officials from the US, EU, and UK said today. The operation resulted in an immediate and significant loss of communication in the earliest days of the war for the Ukrainian military, which relied on Viasat’s services for command and control of the country’s armed forces. The...

  • Green Hydrogen

    More Companies Look to Green Hydrogen to Meet Demands for Sustainable Energy

    13 May 2022

    Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity generated by renewable sources such as solar and wind. Hydrogen produced in such a way can help to seriously reduce carbon emissions. Green hydrogen can replace fossil fuels in sectors like aviation, shipping, steelmaking and cement production. One of the biggest proposed green hydrogen projects in the U.S....

  • Food

    Food Prices Skyrocket in USA

    12 May 2022

    Americans are paying 10 percent more for food at the grocery store than a year ago, mostly because they are facing the sharpest inflation in 40 years.   Another factor is the increased cost of fertilizers and pesticides – 50 percent over the past year -- with the war in Ukraine adding further pressure as Russia is a major exporter of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous fertilizers.  Still another...

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