Americas top stories: weekly summary
HOUSTON (ICIS)–Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 29 September:
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union will expand its strike to two Ford and GM assembly plants at 16:00 GMT (noon EST) as negotiations with the Big Three automakers continue.
Eastman has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Texas City acetyl operations near Houston to INEOS Acetyls for $490m, officials said on Thursday.
UK energy firm BP has started building a solar project in Texas that will supply electricity to the joint venture petrochemical project of ExxonMobil and SABIC in the US Gulf Coast.
US builders are reducing the sizes of single- and multifamily housing to make them more affordable as mortgage rates reach 20-year highs, an executive at Huntsman said.
Canadian labour union Unifor started collective bargaining talks with General Motors (GM) on Tuesday, but has not set a strike deadline.
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