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Apple in Talks to Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners

By and Apple Inc. is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom.  The iPhone maker is…

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One potential threat to the stock market may be playing out

Higher bond yields when interest rates and inflation are rising may prompt investors to shift funds from stocks to bonds. Such an environment threatens the stock market because stronger inflation eats away at corporate profit margins, and higher interest rates make borrowing costs higher for investors and businesses. "If yields go up modestly because we're…

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Florida shooting: ‘Enough is enough’

Busloads of students from the Florida high school that saw a mass shooting last week have arrived in Florida's capital, Tallahassee, to lobby for tighter gun control measures. It is the first planned rally for their new movement, NeverAgain. Journalist Paul Blake.

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The Queen on London Fashion Week’s ‘frow’

Her Majesty has attended London Fashion Week, sitting next to Vogue's Dame Anna Wintour on the coveted front row. Dressed in duck egg blue, she watched a show featuring the bold prints of designer Richard Quinn, and later presented him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

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Czechs eliminate USA in hockeyu00a0at 2018 Winter Olympics

Kevin Allen  |  USA TODAY Sports GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Czech Republic eliminated USA from the men’s Olympic hockey tournament with a dramatic 3-2 win in a shootout. Petr Koukal, 32 was the only player to score for either team in the 10-player shootout. Americans Chris Bourque, Mark Arcobello, Ryan Donato, Troy Terry and Bobby Butler…

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