By Brooke LaMantia, Staff writer Published 12:23 pm CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019 Bill Kiel served on the Alamo Heights City Council. Bill Kiel served on the Alamo Heights City Council. Photo: Courtesy /Courtesy Photo: Courtesy /Courtesy Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Bill Kiel served on the Alamo Heights City Council. Bill Kiel served on the Alamo Heights City Council. Photo: Courtesy /Courtesy Bill Kiel, 73, left a lasting impact on Alamo Heights 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Bill Kiel had played many roles throughout his life — director of geophysics in exploration for Shell, woodworker, gardener, ceramist, city council member, father and husband. “He was … [Read more...] about Bill Kiel, 73, left a lasting impact on Alamo Heights
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren “loves” markets — just not ones without competition. Within the last month, the Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate has unveiled proposals to address the consolidation of power in the technology and agriculture sectors, which she says is hurting consumers and competitors. But are Big Tech and Big Ag the only industries Warren would like to break up? Maybe not. In a 2016 speech at the Open Markets Institute, an anti-monopoly think tank, Warren said that the concentration problem is “hiding in plain sight all across the American economy” and called on government to address it. She also mentioned several specific industries — in addition to tech and agriculture — that federal regulators should address. In another Open Markets speech in 2017, Warren called for “a new breed of antitrust enforcers,” who would more strictly enforce the existing monopoly rules and apply closer scrutiny to … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech and Big Ag. What industries could be next?
Elisabeth Behrmann, Oliver Sachgau and Christoph Rauwald Bloomberg News Published 5:46 AM EDT Mar 11, 2019 The great auto-industry shakeout has started to arrive in force. Anyone paying attention knows change is looming for global automakers grappling with new technologies, stricter emissions standards and apps that have turned car buyers into renters or just riders. While the shift sweeping the industry has so far been abstract, the veil started to come off last week at the Geneva car show. Discussions among executives was dominated by collaboration and consolidation rather than new models. In the markets, the fallout is claiming a growing cast of victims. Profit warnings, missed targets and falling stock prices at parts suppliers like Schaeffler AG and ElringKlinger AG — mainstays of the industry — show the depth of the rumbling underfoot. Paired with the news that luxury segment archrivals BMW AG and Daimler AG are teaming up on autonomous driving, and Volkswagen … [Read more...] about Shakeup in auto industry on display at Geneva show
As multinational corporation General Motors (GM) shutters at least four manufacturing plants this year in the United States, nearly 400 American workers in supporting industries in Ohio are losing their jobs as well. This year, GM is stopping production at four American plants, including Detroit-Hamtramck and Warren Transmission in Michigan, Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, and Baltimore Operations in Maryland. This comes after GM laid off about 1,500 American workers in Lordstown in 2018, while their Mexico production remains unaffected and production in China ramps up.At the beginning of the month, GM executives began laying off 14,700 workers in the United States and Canada, with the majority of the layoffs concentrated in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Georgia, and Texas, including at least 3,300 American factory workers. These layoffs included the mass layoff of at least 4,000 American workers in white-collar jobs for GM, many of whom were … [Read more...] about GM Ohio Plant Closure Results in 400 Layoffs of Americans in Other Industries
John C. Roper Published 8:19 am CST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 Houston-based K2 Industrial Services has been acquired by ASRC Industrial Services for an undisclosed amount. K2 was established in Houston in 1995 and specializes in industrial cleaning services in the Midwest and California, as well as scaffolding and other craft services that support a variety of industries in the Gulf region. ASRC is a national provider of environmental services headquartered in Concord, California. ASRC said the acquisition adds new service lines to its portfolio as well as increases its footprint in the Gulf region. … [Read more...] about California company acquires Houston’s K2 Industrial Services