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Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Chinese Lockdown Restrictions May Disrupt Steel Supply Chain

The shipment of metals and iron ore from the Chinese province of Hebei has been restricted due to a new COVID-19 outbreak in the...

Global Chip Shortage Causes Ford to Close German Plant

Ford announced that it would temporarily close its factory in Saarlouis, Germany, from Monday until February 19 because due chip shortage and weak demand....

Apple, Amazon and Tesla Supplier Allegedly Used Forced Uighur Labor

Chinese supplier Lens Technology allegedly used Uighur workers in its factories, according to documents revealed by a research initiative group.Chinese supplier Lens Technology allegedly...

BMW Says 20 Percent of its Vehicles will be Electric by 2023

German luxury automaker BMW announced on Sunday afternoon it is planning to step up its production of electric vehicles by the year 2023 up...

Unilever to Resume Social Media Advertising Campaign

Unilever would continue advertising on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in the United States after stopping in June due to hate speech on the aforementioned...

Japanese Cosmetics Brand CEO makes Anti-Korean Slur

Japanese Cosmetic DHC’s CEO Yoshiaki Yoshida has faced criticism and calls for online boycotts as the CEO made an anti-Korean slur in a message,...

Apple’s India Plant Ransacked during Worker’s Strike, Inventory Stolen

Wistron, an Apple subcontractor that primarily manufactures iPhones in Karnataka’s Narsapura, India was vandalized and looted by its own employees over labor issues.Wistron, an...

Global Camera Shortages Expected Due to AKM Factory Fire

Many camera manufacturers are at risk of halting their production in the coming months due to a massive October fire that broke out at...

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