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Emissions regulations could see California’s ports lose business

The development of environmental regulations needs to be balanced with accommodating trade and jobs, the president of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association has said.

In an editorial published on JOC.com, John McLaurin said that marine terminal operators and ocean carriers have recognised a conflict between state regulations to achieve zero emissions in California and business which could result in a damaging situation where ports become hostile to international trade. Read more...
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Trump steel tariffs: IMF warns plan would hurt US

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has joined criticism of Donald Trump's plan to impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminium.

The body warned that such a move would hurt the US as well as other countries. It said others could follow the US president's precedent by claiming tough trade restrictions were needed to defend national security. Canada, the largest supplier of steel to the US, said tariffs would cause disruption on both sides of the border. It is one of several countries that have...
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The Spray Can King: How A Turnaround Expert Is Piecing Together An Aerosol Empire

During the recession, Starco Group’s Ross Sklar found that his small business making chemicals and aerosols was struggling. So he did what any good value investor would do during a downturn: He looked for something to buy. He opened talks with one of his largest contract manufacturers, Four Star Chemical, which had a highly valuable plant in Vernon, California, south of Los Angeles, and structured a deal to acquire it at a pre-determined price only after he’d turned it around. Read...
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