United Airlines will start limiting flights to China, reducing one of the key routes that Apple engineers take when traveling to the manufacturing sites where most of the tech giant’s laptops, phones and accessories are made, according to Bloomberg. The move comes as British Airways halted daily service from London to Shanghai and Beijing, and Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific said it would...
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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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