The U.S. Senate passed a trade pact with Canada and Mexico Thursday, sending the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature. The tech industry praised the bill’s passage due to a number of its tech-friendly provisions, including language mirroring U.S. law that keeps online platforms from being liable for things users post and standards around how the countries share data. A number of...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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