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Indonesia's massive metals build-out is felling the forest for batteries

Indonesia has been building out a vast industry for nickel metal, traditionally used in making stainless steel but increasingly for batteries for electric cars and clean electricity projects
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Abdullah Ambar, a fisherman, left talks to a woman carrying a tuna on her head at a village near Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park in Central Halmahera, North Maluku province, Indonesia, Sunday, June 9, 2024. Ambar says the sea near the nickel buildout has become murky and he can't fish there anymore. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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Bolivia's beleaguered president announces natural gas discovery, promising a boon for the country

Bolivia’s embattled president has announced the discovery of vast natural gas reserves just north of the capital, describing it as the biggest find in nearly two decades that could help the cash-strapped country reverse its falling production
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FILE - Bolivian President Luis Arce addresses an assembly of farm workers from the Confederation of Intercultural People of Bolivia in La Paz, Bolivia, Oct. 3, 2023. Arce announced on Monday, July 15, 2024, the discovery of a new natural gas and oil field in northern La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)
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'Hillbilly Elegy': JD Vance's rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

At the heart of JD Vance’s journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in law school, “Hillbilly Elegy.”
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Lt. Governor Jon Husted nominates Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, during the Republican National Convention Monday, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 15

Biden to call for 5% cap on annual rent increases, as he tries to show plans to tame inflation

President Joe Biden is ready to propose a 5% cap on annual rent increases for tenants of major landlords
July 15
President Joe Biden speaks from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, July 14, 2024, about the apparent assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 15

How major US stock indexes fared Monday, 7/15/2024

U.S. stocks ticked to the edge of records as Wall Street’s momentum keeps pushing it upward
July 15
July 15

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 30 cents to $81.91 per barrel Monday
July 15
July 15

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to confirm delay in Aug. 8 robotaxi unveil event to make design change

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to be confirming a report that the company’s much-ballyhooed event to unveil a robotaxi will be delayed beyond its scheduled Aug. 8 date
July 15
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, March 9, 2020, in Washington. On Monday, July 15, 2024, Musk appeared to confirm a report that the company's much-ballyhooed event to unveil a robotaxi will be delayed beyond its scheduled Aug. 8 date. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 15

Mexico's costly Maya Train draws few passengers in its first six months of partial operation

The pet rail project of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador could wind up costing as much as $30 billion
July 15
FILE - A Mayan Train worker waits for passengers to board in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday, March 6, 2024. When it's completed, the high-speed Maya Train will wind around Mexico's southern Yucatan peninsula. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
July 15

UN body that regulates the deep sea tackles proposed mining code amid growing concerns

Tense deliberations over how and if to allow deep sea mining are unfolding in Jamaica as at least one company threatens to apply for permission before rules and regulations are in place
July 15
FILE - People gather on Wickie Wackie Beach in Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 2, 2016. Deliberations over how and if to allow deep sea mining unfolded Monday, July 15, 2024, as the U.N. International Seabed Authority, based in Jamaica, resumed talks over a proposed mining code after the last meeting in March 2024. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File
July 15

Trump's Truth Social shares soar after attempted assassination

Shares in Trump's social media platform increased about 30% to a price of $40, the highest level for the stock in more than a month.
July 15
Shares in Trump's social media platform increased about 30% to a price of $40, the highest level for the stock in more than a month.
July 15

Israeli drone strike along Lebanon-Syria border kills Syrian businessman close to the government

An Israeli drone strike on a car near the Lebanon-Syria border has killed a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States and had close ties to the government of Syria’s President Bashar Assad
July 15
This is a locator map for Lebanon with its capital, Beirut. (AP Photo)
July 15

Powell says Federal Reserve is more confident inflation is slowing to its target

Chair Jerome Powell said the Federal Reserve is becoming more convinced that inflation is headed back to its 2% target and said the Fed would cut rates before the pace of price increases actually reached that point
July 15
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell participates in a conversation with Economic Club of Washington, DC, Monday, July 15, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 15

New England fishermen sentenced in complex herring fraud case

Several commercial fishermen in New England have been sentenced in a fraud scheme that centered on a critically important species of bait fish and that prosecutors described as complex and wide-ranging
July 15
FILE — Glenn Robbins discusses the herring fishery aboard his fishing boat, the Western Sea, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Rockland, Maine. Robbins pleaded guilty in March of 2024 to submitting false information to the federal government regarding catch and sale of Atlantic herring and failure to pay taxes, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
July 15

Macy's, Burberry fall; Trump Media, Tesla rise, Monday, 7/15/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Monday: Macy’s and Burberry fall; Trump Media and Tesla rise
July 15
July 15

Trump's Truth Social stock soars after assassination attempt

Shares climbed 30% in early trading on Monday.
July 15
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa.
July 15

Celebrities are getting $2,000 MRI scans to learn about their health. Should you?

Celebrities and influencers are helping promote high-tech medical scans that companies claim can help catch deadly diseases, including cancer
July 15
This image provided by Prenuvo in July 2024 shows an MRI scan. Magnetic resonance imaging uses magnetic fields to produce detailed images of organs, bones and other structures inside the body. Unlike many other types of scans, MRIs don't use radiation. (Prenuvo via AP)
July 15

OpenAI whistleblowers ask SEC to investigate the company's non-disclosure agreements with employees

OpenAI whistleblowers have filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and asked the agency to investigate whether the company illegally restricted workers from speaking out about the risks of its artificial intelligence technology
July 15
FILE - An OpenAI logo is shown on May 29, 2024, in Los Angeles. OpenAI whistleblowers have filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and asked the agency to investigate whether the company illegally restricted workers from speaking out about the risks of its artificial intelligence technology.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 15

Trump Media shares surge on 1st day of trading after assassination attempt on the former president

Trump Media have surged in the first day of trading following an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump
July 15
FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump reacts following an assassination attempt at a campaign event in Butler, Pa., on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Trump Media surged in the first day of trading, Monday, July 15, following the assassination attempt. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 15

T-shirts with image of Trump raising his fist after shooting are for sale in China

Images of the moment have already been splashed across the world’s front pages and papered many corners of the internet
July 15
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign rally, Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 15

Macy's ends takeover talks with Arkhouse and Brigade citing lack of certainty over financing

Macy’s is cutting off buyout talks with Arkhouse and Brigade, citing the lack of certain financing
July 15
FILE - Cars are parked in front of a Macy's store at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, Ill., June 3, 2024. Macy’s Inc. said Monday, July 15, it will no longer pursue merger talks with Arkhouse and Brigade, citing the lack of certain financing. In March Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management raised their offer to acquire Macy’s in a deal then valued at $6.6 billion, or $24 per share cash, up from a earlier offer of $21 per share. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 15

Macy's ends takeover talks with Arkhouse and Brigade over lack of financing certainty, will focus on its own strategy

Macy's ends takeover talks with Arkhouse and Brigade over lack of financing certainty, will focus on its own strategy
July 15
July 15

Thailand is set to roll out a controversial $13.8 billion handout plan in digital money to citizens

Thailand’s prime minister has said that eligible businesses and individuals can register from August for digital cash handouts, a controversial program that will cost billions of dollars and is meant to boost the lagging economy
July 15
Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, delivers his speech during the Soft Power Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, June 28, 2024. Thailand's prime minister said Monday July 15, 2024 that eligible businesses and individuals can register from August for digital cash handouts, a controversial program that will cost billions of dollars and is meant to boost the lagging economy. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 15

Goldman Sachs profits more than double in second quarter as dealmaking comes back on Wall Street

Goldman Sachs has posted a 150% jump in its second quarter profits
July 15
FILE - The Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York is shown on Jan. 24, 2023. Goldman Sachs reports earnings on Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
July 15

A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels strikes a ship in the Red Sea

Two suspected attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have targeted ships in the Red Sea, as a new U.S. aircraft carrier approached the region to provide security for the key international trade route that has been under assault since the Israel-Hamas war eru...
July 15
This is a locator map for Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo)
July 15

Burberry appoints new CEO amid warnings of first-half operating loss

British luxury fashion house Burberry has appointed Joshua Schulman as its new chief executive officer
July 15
FILE - A view of the Burberry store on Regents Street, in London, Thursday, July 16, 2020. British luxury fashion house Burberry said Monday, July 15, 2024, it has appointed Joshua Schulman, formerly head of Michael Kors and Coach, as its new chief executive officer as the company warned it expected to record an operating loss in the first half of the year amid slumping retail sales. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
July 15

Germany shuts one of its busiest rail routes for 5 months, launching drive to improve reliability

One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape
July 15
FILE - A railway worker walks along a parked train outside the central train station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 11, 2024. One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer (43-mile) stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting Monday as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
July 15

From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in drones built in abandoned warehouses or factory basements
July 15
Serhii, chief engineer of design and production bureau "UkrPrototyp", works on 3D model of a a car-sized 800-kilogram (1,750-pound) prototype drone, in the north of Ukraine, Thursday, June 27, 2024. Facing manpower shortages and uneven international assistance, Ukraine is struggling to halt Russia’s incremental but pounding advance in the east and is counting heavily on innovation at home. (AP Photo/Anton Shtuka)
July 15

Trump's economic plans include proposed tariffs, tax cuts and no taxes on tips. Here's what to know

The first night of the Republican National Convention kept its official focus on the economy Monday
July 15
Delegates watch during the Republican National Convention Monday, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 15

Expert calls NRA's spending policies a 'dumpster fire' as gun group's civil trial begins a new phase

The second phase of the trial in a civil lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and its top executives is underway in New York
July 15
Wayne LaPierre, former CEO of the National Rifle Association, arrives at civil court in New York, Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah)
July 14

Stock market today: Wall Street rises to the edge of records as its momentum keeps rolling

U.S. stocks ticked to the edge of records as Wall Street’s momentum keeps pushing it upward
July 14
FILE - People pass the New York Stock Exchange July 10, 2024, in New York. World shares began trading mixed on Monday, July 15, 2024, after China reported that its economy expanded at a lower-than-forecast 4.7% annual pace in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
July 14

China's economy slowed in the last quarter as weak consumer demand dragged on growth

China says its economy expanded at a slower-than-forecast 4.7% annual rate in the last quarter
July 14
Pedestrians crosses an intersection with the background of the central business district in Beijing, China, Monday, July 15, 2024. China's ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting Monday that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 14

China reports its economy slowed in the last quarter, expanding 4.7% in annual terms

China reports its economy slowed in the last quarter, expanding 4.7% in annual terms
July 14
July 14

China's Communist Party will signal its approach to the country's challenges at a meeting this week

China’s ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology
July 14
A security person patrols the perimeter Jingxi Hotel near Chinese character for "Communist Party" as the Communist Party's Central Committee holds its third plenum in Beijing, China, Monday, July 15, 2024. China's ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting Monday that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 14

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott says he’s demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the Houston area
July 14
Utility crews work to restore electricity in Houston, Thursday, July 11, 2024. Officials say about 500,000 customers still won't have electricity into next week as wide outages from Hurricane Beryl persist. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)
July 14

‘Despicable Me 4’ reigns at box office, while ‘Longlegs’ gets impressive start

Gru and the minions are celebrating a second week in first place at the North American box office
July 14
Nicolas Cage, left, and Maika Monroe arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 2of "Longlegs" at the Egyptian Theatre on Monday July 8, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 14

Venice nets $2.2 million in day-tripper tax pilot. Opponents say it failed to deter visitors

Venice is wrapping up a pilot program charging day-trippers a 5-euro entrance fee
July 14
FILE - Citizens and activists confront police during a demonstration against Venice Tax Fee in Venice, Italy, Thursday, April 25, 2024. Venice on Sunday July 14, 2024 wraps up a pilot program charging day-trippers an entrance fee, more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) richer and determined to extend the levy, but opponents in the fragile lagoon city called the experiment a failure. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
July 14

Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

It’s summertime, and the bargains seem easy at a time when many consumer prices are high
July 14
FILE - An Amazon worker delivers packages in Los Angeles on Oct. 1, 2020. July sales events have become a seasonal revenue driver for the retail industry since Amazon launched its first Prime Day back in 2015. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
July 14

How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s professional basketball league is experiencing a renaissance thanks to reggaeton stars like Bad Bunny, Ozuna and Anuel AA
July 14
Guaynabo Mets Jermaine Miranda dribbles the ball against Bayamón Vaqueros Bryan Gonzalez during their basketball game at the Ruben Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 1, 2024. Puerto Rico’s professional basketball league is experiencing a renaissance thanks to reggaeton stars like Bad Bunny, Ozuna and Anuel AA, who are stepping into the financial game, buying local teams and helping to stack up a loyal fan base. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
July 14

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping

SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account
July 14
July 14

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

The misery of Houston’s lasting power outages extend beyond the big city and onto surrounding farms and ranches, where everything from animal bedding to feed is harder to come by since Hurricane Beryl turned off the lights
July 14
Tracy Hord, who with her husband Greg, own Coyote Creek Sporthorses, feeds treats to one of their hunter jumper horses named "Quantum" in his stall Friday, July 12, 2024, in Porter, Texas. The Hords lost roofing on their stables and a few trees around the property, and is still without power four days after Beryl. He installed a generator a few years ago and is currently using it to run his 35 horse stable operation, but still is having difficulty securing other supplies like stall bedding, feed and other items. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
July 14

The first Titanic voyage in 14 years is happening in the wake of submersible tragedy. Hopes are high

The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the ship's wreckage in 14 years
July 14
FILE - The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, April 10, 1912, on her maiden voyage. The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the wreckage of the ship in 14 years, and those involved in the mission said they have both heavy hearts and lofty goals for the trip. (AP Photo, File)
July 14

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

What’s worse than thieves hacking into your bank account
July 14
A person uses a cell phone on Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Los Angeles. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center reports that SIM-swapping complaints have increased more than 400% from 2018 to 2021. New federal regulations aimed at preventing port-out hijacking are under review, but it's not clear how far they will go in stopping the crime. When your own phone access is lost to a criminal, the very steps you once took to protect your accounts — such as two-factor authentication — can be used against you. (AP Photo/Paula Ulichney)
July 13

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a social media user's outrage over two flight attendants photographed wearing Palestinian flag pins
July 13
FILE -FILE - A Delta Air Lines jetliner is shown at Denver International Airport in Denver, June 26, 2019. Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by a passenger's outrage over two flight attendants photographed wearing Palestinian pins. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 13

The son of Asia's richest man gets married in the year's most extravagant wedding

The youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, has married his longtime girlfriend in what many have dubbed the wedding of the year
July 13
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, center, poses for a photograph with his family members from L to R, son Akash, daughter-in-law Shloka, son Anant, wife Nita, daughter Isha and son-in-law Anand Piramal at the wedding of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)
July 13

Historically Black town in Louisiana's Cancer Alley is divided over a planned grain terminal

In a clash over the past versus the future, some descendants of enslaved people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, are fighting to keep a grain terminal from being built in their historic Black neighborhood
July 13
A sign that reads "Stop the Wallace Grain Elevator" sits in the front lawn of Fee-Fo-Lay Café, March 13, 2024, in Wallace, La. (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)
July 12

Pakistan reaches new $7 billion loan deal with IMF

Pakistan has reached an agreement for a new $7 billion loan deal with the International Monetary Fund
July 12
July 12

Smoking laptop in passenger's bag prompts evacuation on American Airlines flight in San Francisco

American Airlines says a smoking laptop in a passenger’s bag prompted an evacuation on one of its flights headed to Miami from San Francisco International Airport
July 12
FILE - An American Airlines Airbus A321 takes off from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Nov. 29, 2018. A smoking laptop in a passenger's bag prompted an evacuation on an American Airlines flight headed to Miami from San Francisco International Airport Friday, July 12, 2024, according to the airline. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 12

Argentina's inflation edges up in June, breaking a months-long streak in a blow to President Milei

A closely watched measure of inflation in Argentina remained stronger than the libertarian government of President Javier Milei would have hoped
July 12
FILE - Argentine President Javier Milei walks arm-in-arm with Vice President Victoria Villarruel during Independence Day celebrations, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 9, 2024. Argentina's consumer price index report released Friday, July 12, 2024, showed Argentina’s annual inflation slowing a bit to just over 271% — still among the highest rates in the world. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
July 12

Houston hospitals report spike in heat-related illness during widespread storm power outages

Medical officials in Houston say widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Beryl have flooded area hospitals with patients seeking treatment for heat-related illnesses and carbon monoxide poisoning due to using home generators improperly
July 12
Utility crews work to restore electricity in Houston, Thursday, July 11, 2024. Officials say about 500,000 customers still won't have electricity into next week as wide outages from Hurricane Beryl persist. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)
July 12

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 7/12/2024

U.S. stocks ended higher after some mixed signals on big banks’ profits and inflation did little to dent Wall Street’s belief that easier interest rates are on the way
July 12
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