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U.S.-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China’s rising tariffs and …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10 p.m.

The search for battery riches in Sweden starts with this rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden amid the global race for the scarce metals that power electric cars.


Interior Dept. says US relies on China for critical minerals

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 …