Tag Archives: China

COVID-19 Updates

Notice from BPI, as well as updates on the pandemic worldwide, in this post. The offices of Barks Publications, publishers of Electrical Apparatus Magazine, will be closed Thursday and Friday, and until further notice, due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chicago. Our home city hasn’t confirmed many cases yet, but one of these […]

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Everyday Menlo Prices

GM’s EV drama has its consumers getting antsy General Motors’ home base of consumers is getting antsy with its latest EV release. The new Chevrolet Menlo model is priced at roughly $23,000, which isn’t a gouge/stratospheric by any means nowadays but still falls at the high end of the current EV market average. That might […]

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Pandemic Hits Workforce

How the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting China’s factory output Competition between the United States and China is a long-explored topic; one that has escalated of late. Most of this boils down to subtopics like trade disagreements, workforce, manufacturing, and factory schematics. Until 2020, when a wild card thrown into the mix is taking the conversation […]

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Tariffs & Trade

Try Trumping these trivial trade tribulations American manufacturers are on high alert right now. The industry’s outlook is uncertain due to the current trade negotiations with China, which have ratcheted up in 2019 and especially over the past month. Starting with a list of relevant items from this week’s proposal of modifications from the U.S., […]

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Trash & Trade

China puts its foot down, complicating waste problem Even if you aren’t an environmental nut, you may have noticed in the news a trend of trash heaps cropping up around the world. The waste issue, oft-overlooked in much of society, but combated by recycling advocates at a spiked pace of late, has spread from mere landfills […]

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Territorial Tariffs

Chinese imports targeted; steel/aluminum modified The U.S. government announced plans to add more tariffs March 22, preparing to impose stiff increases on Chinese imports. It also modified the section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in the past week. The goal of the former is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 […]

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Precipitation Power

Solar panel technology could turn raindrops into electric power Graphene is back, and this time it’s an all-weather event. The amorphous, multi-capability material has been highly researched by scientists over the last few decades, as they are eager to utilize its unique properties for a number of applications, namely exponentially heightened efficiency rates and alternative […]

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