The tensions between big tech and U.S. regulators keep ratcheting up. Now, Google is said to be resisting efforts by state officials to obtain emails and other documents related to a probe into possible anti-competitive practices by the company. State attorneys general have been looking into whether Google unfairly quashes competitors in the massive digital advertising market, where Google is...
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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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