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  • UN group could vote on global tire standard in November

    Apr 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON—A United Nations-sponsored group could vote as early as this November on a global technical regulation for light vehicle tires if conferees can agree on the final text, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

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  • Colorado House committee passes scrap tire bill

    Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER—Colorado House Bill 1352, a bipartisan bill designed to clean up the state's estimated 60 million stockpiled scrap tires, passed the Colorado House Transportation and Energy Committee April 18 by a 9-1 vote. The bill goes to the state's House Appropriations Committee.

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  • Commerce Dept. rules in favor of Shandong Linglong

    Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Shandong Linglong Tyre Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co. Ltd. and entitled to Leo's standing tariff for off-the-road tire imports of 12.83 percent, the Commerce Department has said in a preliminary determination.

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  • Ex-Bridgestone exec pleads guilty; District court indicts three others in price fixing scheme

    Apr 21, 2014

    TOLEDO, Ohio—One former Bridgestone Corp. executive has pleaded guilty for his alleged involvement in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for automotive anti-vibration rubber parts, according to a plea agreement filed in Toledo federal district court April 16. A day...

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  • Honda issues recall for Civics

    Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON—American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling 9,817 2014 Honda Civic LX cars to inspect the original equipment tires for possible tears in the bead area, the auto maker announced. All tires with torn beads will be replaced free of charge, American Honda said in a March 29 ...

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  • RMA supports Colorado scrap tire bill

    Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER—The Rubber Manufacturers Association has expressed support for Colorado House Bill 1352, a bipartisan the state's severe scrap tire stockpile problem.

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