The White House enlisted help from major technology companies to fight the coronavirus, talking to representatives from major companies Wednesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy said. Participating companies included Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Twitter along with eight government agencies. At a time when Washington has never been more...
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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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