FTC Seeks to Block Merger of Largest Mattress Manufacturer with Retailer

Tempur Sealy International proposed the acquisition of Mattress Firm. The Federal Trade Commission authorized a lawsuit to halt the acquisition of Mattress Firm by Tempur Sealy International. The…

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DOE Distributes Funding to Improve 37 Small Manufacturing Facilities

The department invests in energy efficiency additions to reduce annual carbon emissions by 17,000 tons. The Department of Energy (DOE) has distributed $7 million to 37 small- and…

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Automaker Group Requests Changes to Federal Emergency Brake Requirements

They state that the automatic emergency brake requirement is “practically impossible with available technology.“ A business group representing America’s largest automakers has written to petition the transportation committee…

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House Committee Announces Critical Mineral Supply Policy Group

Legislators will develop measures to transition the U.S. away from reliance on Chinese minerals. The members of the House Select Committee on China recently announced a new work…

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Boeing CEO Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee

Senators express skepticism over claims that the company is ready to address safety concerns. The outgoing CEO of Boeing, David Calhoun, testified before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on…

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Commerce Department Announces Agreement with SolAero

A $23 Million preliminary agreement would expand radiation-resistant semiconductors for solar panels. The Commerce Department recently signed a non-binding preliminary agreement with SolAero Technologies under the CHIPS and…

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EPA Reviewing Study on Toxic EtO Gas in Louisiana

Local emissions, reportedly a thousand times higher than safe levels, create a “cancer alley.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing a report filed by researchers that found…

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EPA Announces $900 Million in Grants for Electric School Bus Program

The funding will support the purchase of 3,400 busses for 530 school districts. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the latest release of funding to update school bus…

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NHTSA Issues Consumer Alert on Aftermarket Steering Wheel Decals

Decals have injured drivers after airbags deploy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued another warning to consumers not to use or buy aftermarket steering wheel…

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NHTSA Opens Recall Query into Volkswagen ID.4 EVs

The agency reported over 50,000 models with door issues and 80,000 have software glitches. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a recall query into the…

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