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Your Connected Car Knows You. The Tussle for That Data’s Hitting High Gear

LONDON —Where you go. What you pass. Where you stop. What you listen to. What you watch. Your good habits. Your bad habits. Companies in Europe and beyond are vying for control of the crown jewels of the connected car …

Polluters Pick Up Tab For Restoration of Threatened Cedar

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to restore vast tracts of a coastal tree species threatened by climate change, and will pay for it with money from polluters of groundwater. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said …

Global Supply Chains Buckle as Virus Variant and Disasters Strike

LONDON/BEIJING — A new worldwide wave of COVID-19. Natural disasters in China and Germany. A cyber attack targeting key South African ports. Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, …

New York Opens Probe Into Toxic Metals In Baby Food

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general said on Thursday she has opened a probe into whether baby food contains arsenic and other toxic metals, and asked four manufacturers to provide information on whether their infant rice cereal products are …

Big Tech, Nevada Repair Shops Clash Over ‘Right to Repair’

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Trade groups representing big tech companies faced off with independent repair shop owners Monday during a committee hearing in the Nevada Legislature over a proposal that would require manufacturers to give repair shops the ability …

Safety Board: More Guidance Needed to Protect Firefighters From Electric Vehicle Fires

Electric vehicle manufacturers should provide more specific information to first responders and tow truck drivers on how to cope with lithium-ion battery fires, which continuously reignite even after being doused with water, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a …

Global Cargo Logjam Deepens, Delaying Goods Bound For Retailers, Automakers

LOS ANGELES/LONDON — Amazon seller Bernie Thompson shifted half of his production out of China to reduce his business risks and still found himself in the crosshairs of logistical chaos besetting the movement of goods around the globe. A surge …

Trump’s Grid Order Baffles Utilities Over What They Can Buy

U.S. utilities are scrutinizing their suppliers of transformers and other power-grid equipment for ties to China as they await details on President Donald Trump’s order to crack down on imports from overseas adversaries. Electric companies are trying to preemptively identify …

Tesla Sues California County in Virus Factory Closure Fight, Threatens to Leave

Tesla Inc. sued local authorities in California on Saturday as the electric carmaker pushed to re-open its factory there and Chief Executive Elon Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters and future programs from the state to Texas or Nevada. Musk …

Daughter of Duck Boat Accident Victim Slams Missouri Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A woman whose father was among the 17 people who died after a tourist duck boat sank in a Missouri lake condemned a bill Tuesday that would limit when companies can be sued over products that …