Metals and minerals industry

FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo a sign stands at a community destroyed by the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif. Most homes are gone, as are hundreds of shops and other buildings. The supermarket, the hardware store, Dolly-O-Donuts & Gifts where locals started their day with a blueberry fritter and a quick bit of gossip, all gone. The town quite literally went up in smoke and flames in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There's a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with a wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant. "Boys," said the team boss, "this is paradise." Thus, more than...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo United Auto Workers' assemblyman Charles Patterson installs trim on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. On Friday, Nov. 16, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for October. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 16, 2018 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. Industrial production ticked up a modest 0.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. It was the fifth straight monthly gain and left output...
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November 14, 2018 - 8:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive body is calling for greater transparency and information about imports of gold into the rich Alpine nation, warning that the industry has been linked to human rights violations and other wrongs like environmental damage. The Federal Council issued a report...
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In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a campaign rally is seen from the motorcade, with President Donald Trump aboard, at Minuteman Aviation Hangar in Missoula, Mont. Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
November 03, 2018 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he's glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. The president has mostly traveled to counties that are...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, the closed LTV Steel taconite plant is abandoned near Hoyt Lakes, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, it has issued permits to Poly Met Mining Inc. for a planned copper-nickel mine at the site. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
November 01, 2018 - 5:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday granted key permits to the long-planned PolyMet copper-mining project that's opposed by environmentalists who fear it could someday foul waters, including Lake Superior. The state Department of Natural Resources issued permits to PolyMet Mining...
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In this Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2018 photo an activist is carried away when police clear a protest camp against lignite coal mining near the Hambach Forest in Kerpen, western Germany. Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A Norwegian pension fund is doubling down on its criticism of German utility firm RWE over the power company's long-term plans to use coal. The chief executive of Storebrand, Jan Erik Saugestad, said Thursday that "continued expansion of coal mines and support of coal-fired power has...
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Smoke rises as farmers burn crop stubble during sunset at a village near Mathura, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The Indian capital and large parts of north India gasp for breath for most of the year due to air pollution caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)
October 22, 2018 - 5:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. The Paris-based think tank said Monday that with a growing global population and rising living standards,...
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In this photo provided by European Space Agency (ESA), The Ariane 5 rocket carrying BepiColombo lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana, for the mission to Mercury, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (ESA via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 1:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the unmanned...
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October 16, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is targeting a network of businesses that provides financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran, which allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The sanctions are part of the U.S. economic...
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President Donald Trump raises his fist to chants of "USA" during a visit Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to Lynn Haven, Fla., to see storm damage and recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael. Trump marveled at the roofless homes and uprooted trees he saw Monday while touring Florida Panhandle communities ravaged by the force of the hurricane. (Michael Snyder/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods are threatening a trade deal with South Africa that gives U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to them for years. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Johnny...
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