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To help the one in nine people[i] who may not know where their next meal is coming from, the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) announced a new, yearlong program to support the Feeding America network of 200 food banks located across the U.S.

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 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the pre-publication version of its Process Rule regulations and the results warrant attention.

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Kiplinger’s Economic Outlook for All 50 States, 2020 projects healthy tax revenues for states, but regional challenges. “The trade war with China is bettering the agricultural industry in the Midwest and the prairie states and crimping activity in Southern ports. New England’s economy is slowing as employers struggle to find the workers they need.”

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CNA Asian News Network reports that China is pursuing trade-related talks with Japan and South Korea amid trade tensions with the U.S.

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Check out the the latest ENERGY STAR updates.

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At the same time DOE publishes the Process Rule in the Federal Register, it also will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address one of the unresolved questions NAFEM raised in its prior comments to the agency.

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On Jan. 15, China and the U.S. signed the Phase One trade deal that left the 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on Lists 1, 2 and 3 untouched. These are the tariffs that most substantially impact NAFEM members. The deal, which becomes effective Feb. 14, did reduce tariffs on List 4A from 15 percent to […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) continues its efforts to reduce high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. At a Jan. 30 public workshop in Sacramento, CARB will present its draft regulation and proposed guidelines for an incentive program required by Senate Bill1013.  Here is a link to the […]

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A legal challenge to the Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has been filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade. The challenge seeks to prove that the Secretary of Commerce’s interpretation of the term “national security,” upon which the tariffs are based, is invalid.

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