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U.S. senators to press carmakers and regulators on Takata air bag recall as 30 million vehicles yet to be repaired

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

A recalled Takata air bag inflator is shown in Miami in 2015. | REUTERS

A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday will ask automakers and regulators why tens of millions of vehicles with faulty Takata air bag inflators remain on ...

Industries scramble for exemptions amid looming Trump one-two punch tariffs

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, listens during a press conference at the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. | BLOOMBERG

APWhen Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel ...

G-20 finance chiefs call for ‘further dialogue and actions’ as trade war looms

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Senior Vice Finance Minister Minoru Kihara and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda attend a news conference at the Group of 20 meeting of finance chiefs in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. | REUTERS

Financial leaders from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies on Tuesday recognized the need for “further dialogue and actions” on trade, while reaffirming ...

Facebook, facing privacy scrutiny, and other tech stocks plunge as Dow dives over 400 points

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on Monday. Stocks declined globally on Monday amid a technology selloff and as investors braced for a week packed with risk events, from central bank decisions to a G-20 gathering. Government bonds also fell, while the pound jumped on a Brexit breakthrough. | BLOOMBERG

A sharp loss for Facebook is dragging technology companies lower Monday as U.S. stock indexes skid. The social media company is facing new criticism related ...

Female pedestrian dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV, prompting halt in tests

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

A woman crossing a street was killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, prompting the ride services company ...

Nissan to add second shift making vans at Mississippi plant

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Nissan North America celebrates production of 4 million vehicles at its Canton, Mississippi, assembly plant Monday and announced the addition of a second shift that will create or retain 250 hourly jobs to support increasing demand for NV Commercial Vans. The van was donated to a local nonprofit organization. | AP

CANTON, MississippiNissan Motor Co. says it will increase van production at its Mississippi plant, adding a second shift in April. The company made the announcement ...

Tenant group alleges Kushner Cos. falsified permits, launches probe

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

A building in the Queens borough of New York is pictured after being mentioned in an investigation announced into buildings owned by the Kushner Companies, which had allegedly falsified work permits with the City's Department of Buildings, in New York Monday. | REUTERS

A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by ...

Trump bars U.S. firms and citizens from dealing in Venezuela’s cryptocurrency

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro applauds during a press conference to launch a new oil-backed cryptocurrency called 'Petro' at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas Feb. 20. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday barred U.S. firms and citizens from dealing in Venezuela's new cryptocurrency. Trump issued an executive order proscribing 'all transactions related to' the new currency, which is designed to make up for a massive government cash crisis. | AFP-JIJI

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday barred U.S. firms and citizens from dealing in Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency.Trump issued an executive order proscribing “all transactions related...

U.K. bags Brexit transition deal to avoid 2019 ‘cliff edge’ in return for Irish vow

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Brexit protesters wave flags made up of a European Union flags (left and right), British Union flags, also known as a Union Jack (center top), and a national flag of Wales, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. The U.K. clinched a deal that will buy it time in Brexit talks in a move the European Union's chief negotiator hailed as a decisive step. But it's all still contingent on finding a solution to the most intractable issue of all — the Irish border. | BLOOMBERG

Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a “cliff edge” Brexit next year — though only after London ...

G-20 pushes for free trade as U.S. vows to defend national interests, readies China tariffs

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Bank of Japan's Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda (left), Finance Vice -Minister Minoru Kihara (center) and Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles pose for the family picture of the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, in Buenos Aires, on Monday. | AFP-JIJI

World financial leaders pleaded for an endorsement of free trade on Monday amid worries about U.S. metals tariffs and looming trade sanctions on China, but ...

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