WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City and Boston designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Senator Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement on Sunday that he has asked the Commerce Department to conduct a ‘‘top-to-bottom review’’ after CRRC, one of the world’s largest train makers, won a design contest for new subway cars that would include ‘‘modern train control technology.’’ The company hasn’t won a contract in New York City, which has America’s biggest transit system, but it has been awarded contracts in recent years for new subway cars in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. In announcing the contest winners last year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway system, said CRRC had proposed … [Read more...] about Senator seeks probe of Chinese company making MBTA’s subway cars
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Boeing Chief Seeks to Reassure Shareholders on Safety of 737 Max Jets Advertisement Supported by ByNatalie Kitroeff April 29, 2019 CHICAGO — In his first major public address since the grounding of the 737 Max fleet, Boeing’s chief executive faced questions about the company’s credibility and its safety procedures following two fatal crashes involving the brand-new jet. At the company’s annual meeting on Monday in Chicago, the chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, sought to reassure shareholders, as the company faces increasing financial, legal and regulatory pressure. Shares of Boeing have lost about 10 percent of their value since the crash in March of an Ethiopian Airlines flight. Mr. Muilenburg said Boeing was “making steady progress” in getting regulators to … [Read more...] about Boeing Chief Seeks to Reassure Shareholders on Safety of 737 Max Jets
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – New Mexico lawmakers don’t get much lunch money.But lobbyists and their clients often fill the gap – catering entire committee meetings some days and treating legislators to meals outside the Roundhouse.ADVERTISEMENTSkipIn fact, lobbyists spent over $31,000 on meals and drinks in the final 90 days of 2018, when influential interim committees are meeting, taking testimony and working on legislation ahead of the session’s Opening Day in January, according to reports filed with the Secretary of State’s Office.The free food has continued this session, with a steady lineup of social events in Santa Fe and free goodies left on lawmakers’ desks in the Capitol. Much of the spending won’t be disclosed until … [Read more...] about Bill would reveal the cost of a free lunch for lawmakers
The Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Tesco, Google and Mastercard. These are just a handful of the household names that have been targeted in group action lawsuits in the UK with billions of pounds at stake. The UK, unlike the US or Australia, does not have a long history of class action-style lawsuits, however, London is full of canny claimant lawyers looking for the next big case to bring and litigation funders with full coffers ready to back them. Head of commercial disputes for Addleshaw Goddard, Mark Molyneux, says it could take one big case to open the floodgates. “People are trying different angles to get these multiple claimants actions up and running... the question is whether this will be the start of US, Australian and Canadian-style large claimant group actions?” Molyneux was instructed by specialist transport law firm Backhouse Jones to co-advise the Road Haulage Association in a group action against a cartel of truck manufacturers which the … [Read more...] about Could the UK be on the brink of a US-style class action explosion?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog Supported by ByJack Nicas and Matthew Rosenberg Nov. 15, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — A small firm called Definers Public Affairs brought the dark arts of Washington’s back-room politics to Silicon Valley when, while working for Facebook, it began disparaging other tech companies to reporters. But a few days before Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testified to Congress in September, Definers set its sights on a different target: the senators about to question Ms. Sandberg. In one document circulated to reporters, Definers tallied what software the 15 members of the Senate Intelligence Committee used to track visitors to their Senate websites. Another document detailed how much each senator spent on … [Read more...] about A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog