Google announced its continued U.S. investments on Wednesday, saying it will spend more than $10 billion in office and data center build outs across the country in 2020. The projects will be spread across 11 states including Colorado, Georgia, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Google said the work will create thousands of jobs, including construction jobs for the data centers and roles within Google...
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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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