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China’s main manufacturing hubs reboot after virus shutdown

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As many parts of China ease coronavirus travel curbs, main manufacturing hubs in the east and south are seeing hundreds of thousands of migrant workers returning to work and more traffic on the roads during rush hours. FILE PHOTO: Traders buy and sell chips and components on......
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Teck drops C$20.6 billion oil sands Frontier project, to take writedown

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd has withdrawn an application to build its C$20.6 billion ($15.7 billion) Frontier oil sands mine in Alberta, days before the federal government was to decide on whether to approve a project opposed by environmentalists and indigenous groups. FILE PHOTO: Teck Resources sign......
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The History of the Hard Hat | Innovation

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During World War I, death occurred on an apocalyptic scale in the killing fields of Europe. The advent of continuous-fire machine guns and modern artillery with high-explosive shells obliterated millions of lives in an era of bloody trench warfare. One saving grace was the helmet. Countless soldiers were able to......
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Barclays chief Staley probed over Epstein ties

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulators are probing historical links between Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley and the U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the bank said on Thursday. Barclays said its board had looked into media reports on Staley’s relationship with......
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Barclays CEO probed over Epstein ties, overshadowing profit gains

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FILE PHOTO: Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain january 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays on Thursday said Britain’s financial regulators are probing the historical links between Chief Executive Jes Staley and the U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting......
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Exclusive: Germany’s Volkswagen and Daimler push for more ‘sustainable’ Chile lithium

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – German automakers Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and Daimler (DAIGn.DE) have launched a study to push for more “sustainable” lithium mining in Chile, according to lobbyist filings reviewed by Reuters, a sign of growing supply chain concerns ahead of an expected electric vehicle boom. Chile’s Atacama salt flat is by......
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Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle (ALB.N) quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. Ellen Lenny-Pessagno, Country Manager of Albemarle Corporation,......
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Glencore fourth-quarter down in most metals but 2020 targets unchanged

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company’s headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Glencore posted a 6% fall in fourth-quarter copper production and a 13% decline in cobalt as the miner and trader shut its......
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Glencore fourth-quarter copper output down 9%

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company’s headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo (Reuters) – Commodity miner and trader Glencore Plc reported a 9% fall in fourth-quarter copper production on Tuesday, as its Mutanda mine in the Democratic......
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Miners face funding squeeze as green investing surges

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – As global investors shift away from heavy industry in favor of cleaner sectors, mining companies are losing billions in financing, raising the cost of capital and jeopardizing projects. FILE PHOTO – Organisers set up the stage before South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa speech during the Investing......
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China’s annual aluminum output falls for first time in 10 years: statistics bureau

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s annual aluminum production fell for the first time in 10 years in 2019, official data showed on Friday, hit by softer demand amid the Sino-U.S. trade row and large-scale smelter outages. Aluminum output in the world’s largest producer of the metal dropped to 35.04 million tonnes......
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Walmart sacks 56 executives in India as part of restructuring

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart Inc, the world’s largest retailer, has fired 56 of its executives in India as it restructures in the country. FILE PHOTO: Customers shop at a Walmart India’s Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Jammu May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/File Photo The move underscores the challenges......
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Walmart sacks around 50 executives in India restructuring: sources

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N), the world’s largest retailer, has fired around 50 of its India executives as part of its restructuring in the country, three sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday......
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Apple pushes recycling of iPhone with ‘Daisy’ robot

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Apple Inc APPL.O is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused, while acknowledging rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed. FILE PHOTO: Aluminum iPhone cases......
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Apple pushes recycling with robot, but mined metals still needed

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Apple Inc APPL.O is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iconic iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused, but rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed by manufacturers. FILE PHOTO: Aluminum......
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Skull of Pennsylvania fugitive found in ‘active mining pit’

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Researchers have linked a human skull discovered in an “active mining pit” in Pennsylvania to a fugitive in the state, reports said. The skull of 34-year-old Jason Gold was discovered in the mine in Schuylkill County in late......
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How This Abandoned Mining Town in Greenland Helped Win World War II | Travel

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It was a foggy morning in south Greenland as I stood on deck and peered at the mountains poking through the clouds. Our Adventure Canada expedition ship docked offshore, and we disembarked on Zodiac boats to what looked like a ghost town. Scattered on the rocky shore were little white......
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A History of the Aberfan Disaster From “The Crown” | History

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Nov. 15, 2019, 3:45 p.m. Jeff Edwards’ primary school teacher had just started the day’s math lesson when an ominous rumble sounded in the distance. “The next thing I remember was waking up,” he later recalled. “My right foot was stuck in the radiator and there was water......

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