Metals and minerals industry

December 19, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department says in a new report that the United States is reliant on China and other nations for the overwhelming majority of critical minerals used by the military and for manufacturing everything from smartphones to wind turbines and cars. The report released...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, left, talks with president-elect Sebastian Pinera, a former president, as Pinera's wife Cecilia Morel stands by in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Pinera’s resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
December 18, 2017 - 5:57 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Investors gave a warm welcome Monday to the easy victory by former President Sebastian Pinera in a presidential runoff election that is swinging Chile back to the right. Chile's IPSA stock index soared and the peso strengthened on Sunday's triumph by the market-favorite...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, left, and president-elect Sebastian Pinera, a former president, embrace during a photo opportunity one day after elections in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Pinera’s resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
December 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Former President Sebastian Pinera's resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America. With nearly all ballots counted, the billionaire won 54.6...
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Former President Sebastian Pinera addresses supporters after winning the presidential elections runoff in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
December 18, 2017 - 12:01 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Former President Sebastian Pinera's resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America. With nearly all ballots counted, the billionaire won 54.6...
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December 15, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a "very...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:41 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a "very...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is displayed on screens as he delivers a work report at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 05, 2017 - 4:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed the country's growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is displayed on screens as he delivers a work report at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 05, 2017 - 2:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang...
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A member of a Chinese military band rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04, 2017 - 10:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls, as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang...
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A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04, 2017 - 8:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official on Sunday set this year's growth target at about 6.5 percent, down from last year's 6.7 percent expansion as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on trade and investment. In a report to the national legislature, Premier Li...
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