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In less than a year, society’s view of the role of business has changed dramatically. Most interesting is that business leaders have championed this transition.

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On Feb. 14, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the final version of its Process Rule that establishes the requirements DOE must follow when setting energy-efficiency standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) published its final rule expanding its jurisdiction following proposed regulations released several months ago pursuant to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. The regulations, effective Feb. 13, 2020, greatly expand CFIUS’ jurisdiction to review and approve certain U.S. investments by foreign persons and entities. NAFEM’s legal team at Barnes & Thornburg posted more information.

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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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