Veteran Hollywood executive Ron Meyer has stepped down as vice chairman of NBCUniversal, after Meyer disclosed a consensual affair with a woman that led to a settlement payment and demands for more money, Deadline reported. In an extraordinary twist, the woman at the center of the episode, actress Charlotte Kirk, was reported later Monday by Variety to be the same woman who had an affair with...
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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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