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October 2018

  • U.S. Ferrous Scrap Exports Rise Sharply Despite Shifting Trade Policy Landscape

    Oct 02, 2018
    According to official trade data from the U.S. Commerce Department, year-to-date U.S. ferrous scrap exports (excluding stainless steel and alloy steel scrap) increased 27 percent year-on-year through July 2018 to nearly 9.3 million metric tons.
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  • States Take Aggressive Tactics on Data Privacy

    Oct 02, 2018
    Taking a cue from the European Union’s expansive new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), states have begun looking to safeguard personal information in a way the federal government has so far been unwilling to do following numerous high profile breaches and revelations that Facebook and possibly others have been selling personal data for purposes unbeknownst to consumers.
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  • Tax Reform 2.0

    Oct 02, 2018
    With mid-term elections on the mind, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) pushed through three bills. The intent is to make permanent previous tax reforms, including reducing the marginal tax rates for businesses and individuals and the depreciation allowances for businesses.
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  • Basel is Not Just a Swiss Riverside Town … Or an Herb

    Oct 02, 2018
    The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and Their Disposal – the Basel Convention for short – is an international treaty that entered into force in 1992 to ensure rich countries are not illegally disposing of hazardous materials into poorer countries.
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