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Remain or leave? Carmakers confront hard Brexit choices

Remain or leave? Carmakers confront hard Brexit choicesST ATHAN, Wales/GAYDON, England (Reuters) - In three cavernous former Royal Air Force hangars at an old airbase in Wales, luxury carmaker Aston Martin is forging ahead with construction of a new vehicle assembly plant. The paint shop is in, robots are being unpacked, and production of the company's critical new sport utility vehicle is on track to start this year – Brexit deal or no deal. "I still have to believe that we'll get to a proper and right decision because a no-deal Brexit is frankly madness," Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Reuters at the company's Gaydon headquarters in England, where designers are working on a diverse lineup of vehicles for the 2020s and beyond.


Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program

Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space programNASA is paying SpaceX $2.6 billion and Boeing $4.2 billion to build rocket and capsule launch systems to return astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since America's Space Shuttle program went dark in 2011. Just ahead of the first scheduled un-manned test flight slated for March 2 under NASA's multibillion-dollar Commercial Crew Program, NASA's safety advisory panel cited four "key risk items" in its 2018 annual report earlier this month. For Boeing, they include the capsule's structural vulnerability when the heat shield is deployed.


Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source

Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - sourceCustoms at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 through its harbors at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told Reuters on Thursday. The indefinite ban on imports from top supplier Australia, effective since the start of February, comes as major ports elsewhere in China prolong clearing times for Australian coal to at least 40 days. Coal is Australia's biggest export earner and the Australian dollar tumbled on the news, falling more than 1 percent to as low at $0.7086 .


Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigationThe disclosure in Johnson & Johnson's annual report on Wednesday is the first time that the company disclosed it had received subpoenas from federal agencies regarding its talc powder products. The Justice Department declined to comment and the SEC did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A Reuters report on Dec. 14 revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that small amounts of asbestos, a known carcinogen, had been occasionally found in its talc and powder products, according to tests from the 1970s to the early 2000s - information it did not disclose to regulators or the public.


Google's new cloud boss has big task to catch rivals, Reuters data show

Google's new cloud boss has big task to catch rivals, Reuters data showAlphabet Inc's cloud computing division remains a distant third behind Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in terms of global revenue, according to analysts' estimates. A few major companies manage their data on Google's servers. While not comprehensive, the data provide a window into Google's challenge.


Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto Rico

Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto RicoEL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.


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