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Ernest Scheyder

U.S. 'falling behind' in global race to develop electric vehicle supply chain

1:57pm EDT

WASHINGTON The United States is losing the race to extract and refine minerals used to make electric vehicles and should do more to spur domestic production, a bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday.

Biden, fellow Democrats back on campaign trail after third presidential debate

Sep 13 2019

HOUSTON Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Friday after a Democratic debate that largely reinforced his front-runner status for the party's presidential nomination, leaving his rivals searching for how to wrest away the top spot.

U.S. Democrats back on campaign trail after third presidential debate

Sep 13 2019

HOUSTON, Sept 13 The Democratic presidential contenders head back to the campaign trail on Friday after a debate that reinforced former Vice President Joe Biden's front-runner status and left his rivals searching for a formula to knock him out of the top spot.

As Democratic White House hopefuls debate in Houston, party eyes lower-tier gains in Texas

Sep 11 2019

HOUSTON While 10 Democratic presidential contenders debate in Houston on Thursday, the party is eyeing gains farther down the ballot in Texas next year in races for the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislature, party strategists and political experts say.

Glencore's risk appetite dwindles, fueling focus on safer regions

Sep 05 2019

Glencore Inc's penchant for risk has long been mining industry lore, but the company is quickly expanding into a part of the world that would have been improbable just a few years ago: Minnesota.

California rare earths miner races to refine amid U.S.-China trade row

Aug 23 2019

The owner of the only U.S. rare earths mine is going on a hiring spree as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals amid an escalating trade war.

Freeport swings to quarterly loss as copper, gold output drops

Jul 24 2019

Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's largest publicly traded copper producer, posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday as costs spiked and production of gold and copper plunged at a key Indonesian mine.

Trump tells Pentagon to find better sources of rare earth magnet

Jul 22 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors, warning that the nation's defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles.

Exclusive: Pentagon races to track U.S. rare earths output amid China trade dispute

Jul 12 2019

The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States' rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country's trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters.

EPA breathes new life into controversial Alaska mining project

Jun 26 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would reconsider a 2014 decision that had stopped development of Alaska's Pebble Mine, the world's biggest undeveloped copper and gold project.

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