Keith Laing The Detroit News Published 1:39 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 Detroit — The partial government shutdown and General Motors Co.'s plans to idle five plants, lay off 6,000 salaried employees and imperil the jobs of 3,300 hourly workers cast a pall over the typically jubilant congressional walkthrough of the Detroit auto show. Against a backdrop of looming job losses and shuttered federal agencies, several members of the Michigan delegation — U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, and Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township and U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn; Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills; Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly and Andy Levin, D-Bloomfield Township — toured the final North American International Auto Show that will take place in January. Republican members of the congressional delegation were absent for the traditionally bipartisan walk-through on Monday. Dingell, who said after GM's announcement that it is … [Read more...] about Dingell: GM building Blazer in Mexico ‘not a good symbol’
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Tech had a banner year in 2018, with Apple hitting a trillion-dollar valuation and the tech sector leading stock market gains in the early part of the year. But just two days in, 2019 is already proving to be a bear for the industry. While still optimistic about the long term, tech investors are nonetheless gearing up for a rocky road ahead. The new year started with Apple's announcement on Wednesday that it had been overly optimistic about its sales, leading to a massive stock market sell-off that left the three major U.S. exchanges down by about 2 percent each by midday Thursday and knocked $56 billion off Apple's market cap. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook focused on China's economic slowdown as the source of the company's woes — making him the latest tech insider to add an exclamation point on growing concern that things will get worse before they get better. On Tuesday, one day before Apple's announcement, prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson offered his … [Read more...] about The forecast for tech in 2019? ‘Cloudy with a good chance of rain’
In Minnesota, Xcel Energy put out a pledge to be carbon-free by 2050 via news release late in the day on Tuesday — complete with prepared quotes from Colorado politicians. In Colorado, it was a big story, the first big utility pledging to be carbon-free. And it was played that way by Xcel at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where political leaders got invited to speak, too. It certainly looks like a savvy PR move to invite that state’s governor-elect, who had just successfully campaigned in part on a pledge of all-renewable electricity statewide by 2040, to stand behind a podium with an Xcel Energy logo and talk carbon-free electricity. Yet attributing this pledge to simple PR doesn’t give Xcel nearly enough credit. The desire for carbon-free energy in the left-leaning enclaves of Colorado aren’t that different from those of many Fortune 500 companies here in Minnesota. And providing what people want is fundamental to what a successful business does. … [Read more...] about Xcel’s pledge to be carbon-free by 2050 makes good business sense
THE chances of a no-deal Brexit are looking increasingly likely with Theresa May potentially facing a no-confidence vote. Some have warned of chaos if we crash out of the EU without an agreement - but just what does a no deal mean for the UK? What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal British departure from the European Union means leaving without formal arrangements for the future relationship. Currently Britain's trade, customs and immigration rules are tied up with the single market and a host of EU regulatory bodies. Ministers are seeking a legal deal to replace these with looser arrangements so we are outside the single market and customs union but keeping close ties so cross-border trade is easy. Negotiations are ongoing under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty ahead of the UK's exit on March 29, 2019. Some fear these talks could collapse without a deal agreed before the deadline. This could mean the UK being treated as a "third country" by the EU with commerce governed by World … [Read more...] about What is a no-deal Brexit, when might a deal with Brussels be agreed and what happens if a deal with the EU is not signed?