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Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spread

The decisions follow discussions with the United Autoworkers Union as it urged the Big Three automakers to help look out for workers' wellbeing.

Half of Canada’s small firms report a drop in sales due to COVID-19, survey finds

A quarter of the respondents said they won't survive a month with a drop in income of more than 50 per cent.

Chemical and oil companies to slash capital spending, slowing investment wave

In the wake of the coronavirus and collapse in crude oil prices, chemical, oil and gas, and midstream companies will all slash capital spending for growth projects to preserve cash.

Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patients

The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.
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Toronto researchers turn waste cooking oil from McDonald’s into high-end 3D printing resin

Using waste cooking oil has significant potential, the researchers say: it’s cheaper to make and the plastics made from it can break down naturally compared to conventional 3D printing resins. » Read More
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“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problem

Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade. » Read More
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