Afternoon Coffee: Manufacturing Sector Expands in April, Nissan Recall 3.2M Cars in US

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The U.S. manufacturing sector grew in April for the second straight month, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. The ISM April PMI came in at 50.8, down from the 51.8 in March, but still showing signs of expansion.

Nissan is recalling about 3.2 million vehicles in the Unites States due to problems with the front-passenger airbag. The defect could cause the airbag to deploy when it is not needed and cause injury.

Four members of Congress created the House Smart Transportation Caucus, a new group that will focus on policies ensuring connected and self-driving cars are safe and secure from possible hackers. Members of the group said the technology can improve fuel efficiency, car safety and save lives.

The City of Chicago has hired its first chief resilience officer, who will create a resilience strategy for the city, making sure it can respond to events such as natural disasters, crime and aging infrastructure.


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