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Rare Earths

Getting Rare Earth Ready

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Chris Weigant

China produces over 95 percent of the world's rare earth minerals. And they're showing more and more reluctance to sell any of it on the world market. But most of the news reports on this growing trade war don't mention a crucial fact: this monopoly may not be around for very much longer.

Obama Fulminates Over China's Export Restrictions on Rare-Earths While Silent On OPEC's Collusion

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

OPEC continues to practice its restraint of trade scot-free, with nary a word of condemnation given the influence of oil interests, the commodity exchanges, and our incredibly oblivious courts.

U.S. Challenges Limits On Crucial Materials Found In Smartphones

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology

BRUSSELS — The United States, the European Union and Japan filed complaints Tuesday with the World Trade Organization charging that China is lim...

Obama Putting New Pressure On China

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirtin...

China To Limit Exports Of Materials Essential To Smartphone Makers

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- China announced a cut Tuesday in its rare earths export quota as it tries to shore up sagging prices for the exotic metals used in mobile p...

Giant Company Stops Producing Materials Needed For Cellphones, TVs

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- China's biggest producer of rare earths is suspending production for one month in hopes of boosting slumping prices of the exotic minerals ...

Green News Report: March 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: ...