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Ernest Scheyder

Rio Tinto studying ways to produce lithium from waste rock at California mine

22 Oct 2019

Rio Tinto Plc is studying ways to extract lithium from waste rock at a mine it controls in California, making it the latest company trying to produce the battery metal in the United States for the fast-growing electric vehicle market.

Lithium Americas boosts budget, production target for Argentina project

01 Oct 2019

Sept 30 Lithium Americas Corp on Monday boosted its budget and production forecast for Argentina's Cauchari-Olaroz lithium brine project, a bullish move linked to the electric vehicle revolution, sending its shares up more than 4 percent in after-hours trading.

Lithium Americas trims production target, budget for Nevada mine

25 Sep 2019

Sept 25 Lithium Americas Corp has cut its budget and production target for a proposed Nevada mine amidst growing concern of a global supply glut for the white metal, a key ingredient used to make electric vehicle batteries.

Miners push for U.S. Congress to vote on electric vehicle supply chain bills

23 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON Mining executives eager to speed U.S. production of lithium and other metals for the burgeoning electric vehicle industry are frustrated that the U.S. Congress has yet to pass legislation designed to streamline mine permitting and fund geological studies, among other steps.

UPDATE 1-U.S. 'falling behind' in global race to develop electric vehicle supply chain

17 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 17 The United States is losing the race to extract and refine minerals used to make electric vehicles and should do more to spur domestic production, a bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday.

Biden, fellow Democrats back on campaign trail after third presidential debate

13 Sep 2019

HOUSTON Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Friday after a Democratic debate that largely reinforced his front-runner status for the party's presidential nomination, leaving his rivals searching for how to wrest away the top spot.

U.S. Democrats back on campaign trail after third presidential debate

13 Sep 2019

HOUSTON, Sept 13 The Democratic presidential contenders head back to the campaign trail on Friday after a debate that reinforced former Vice President Joe Biden's front-runner status and left his rivals searching for a formula to knock him out of the top spot.

As Democratic White House hopefuls debate in Houston, party eyes lower-tier gains in Texas

12 Sep 2019

HOUSTON While 10 Democratic presidential contenders debate in Houston on Thursday, the party is eyeing gains farther down the ballot in Texas next year in races for the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislature, party strategists and political experts say. | Video

Glencore's risk appetite dwindles, fuelling focus on safer regions

05 Sep 2019

Glencore Inc's penchant for risk has long been mining industry lore, but the company is quickly expanding into a part of the world that would have been improbable just a few years ago: Minnesota.

California rare earths miner races to refine amid U.S.-China trade row

23 Aug 2019

The owner of the only U.S. rare earths mine is going on a hiring spree as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals amid an escalating trade war.

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