UK’s Volkswagen Car Owners Win First Round ‘Dieselgate’ Case Against The Company

Thousands of Volkswagen car owners of the United Kingdom apparently won the first stage of a High Court action against the German auto giant over the allegations of fitting emission cheating devices in the diesel vehicles manufactured by it. The latest court ruling came after a preliminary hearing in December in which the court was…

GSK To Invest $250 Million In Vir For Potential Possible Covid-19 Treatments

An investment of $250 million in Vir Biotechnology Inc., along with collaboration, will be made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline for the development of possible treatment for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Following this announcement by the companies, there was a 35 per cent jump in the shares of Vir while a 1…

Beer Brewers Suspend Production In Mexico Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Dutch brewer Heineken has announced temporary closure of production of its beers at its seven plants in Mexico in order to comply with the containment measures for coronavirus pandemic which has caused concerns about shortage of beer in the country. Heineken’s rival in the Mexican market – Modelo, had also announced similar measures earlier. The…

US’s 3M Says Will Make More N95 Masks For The US, But Raise Issues Over Export Ban

The largest maker of respirator masks – 3M, is willing to comply with the order of the United States president Donald Trump of manufacturing and supplying of more needed N95 masks that are critically needed in the country, the company said on Sunday.  However the company also sounded a caution about not being allowed to…

WeWork Founder Issue Legal Threat Against SoftBank After Japanese Firm Scraps Rescue Deal

Following the backing down of Japan’s investment firm SoftBank from an agreement to buy $3bn of WeWork shares, the office space company’s founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, has now threatened to sue the Japanese firm – which is incidentally also the biggest investor in WeWork. The deal would have helped Neumann himself sell…

Buyouts To Be Offered By Boeing As It Predicts Recovery To Take Years

According to the CEO of United States based aircraft maker Boeing has warned that the global airline and the aerospace industry will take years to recoup from the bit of the coronavirus pandemic and has therefore offered its employees buyouts. Voluntary layoff packages with pay and benefits for exiting employees is being offered by the…

Workers At Amazon Strike Demanding Proper Virus Protection

There is increasing pressure on Amazon and other delivery companies to implement more secure safety measures for workers who are worried about getting infected with coronavirus. A walkout from work over inadequate protection was staged by some workers at the United States food delivery firm Instacart and US and Italian workers at Amazon. Concerns over…