California filed papers with a federal court in Washington, seeking to join the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google, the Wall Street Journal reported. If approved, California would be the first state led by a Democratic attorney general to join the litigation. When the Justice Department filed the lawsuit in October, it was joined by 11 Republican states. California...
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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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