A package of bills that would curb the power of big technology firms like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon was approved by a House committee, an initial step that presaged an intense fight ahead for the companies as they make the case against new regulations. The tech giants face antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The technology industry lobbied against the...
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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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