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James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.

<b>A HIGHER LOYALTY</b> <b><br>Truth, Lies, and Leadership</b><br>By James Comey<br>290 pages. Flatiron Books. $29.99.<p>In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.<p>“This …

China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong.

HONG KONG — The pace of growth in China’s economy accelerated last year for the first time in seven years as exports, construction and consumer spending all climbed strongly.<p>At least, that’s what the government says.<p>In reality, the pace of growth in China’s economy is anybody’s guess. Various …

China

A Warning Sign Behind the Market Swings

The economy is still abnormally dependent on low interest rates and richly priced assets<p>Don’t worry about stock-market volatility: It is perfectly normal. Do worry about how stocks got so high to start with because it is evidence of an economy still abnormally dependent on low interest rates and …

Stock Markets

Ozone Layer May Be Thinning Over Earth’s Heavily Populated Areas

In new analysis, scientists detect shrinking of the planet’s protective shield at lower levels of the stratosphere<p>Part of Earth’s protective ozone shield may be thinning over the most heavily populated regions of the globe, even as an ozone hole over Antarctica continues to mend, international …

Global Warming

As Cobalt Prices Rise, Congo Raises Pressure on Western Mining Giants

Congo’s state-owned miner pushes for re-nationalization of mines; global players in resource-rich nation include Glencore and Randgold<p>Congo’s state-owned mining firm, Gécamines SA, is pushing to renationalize the Central African nation’s rich natural resources, in a move that could roil some of the …

Mining

Health Effort by Amazon, Others Aims to Succeed Where Others Have Failed

Earlier employer alliances have mostly achieved incremental gains in areas such as pharmacy benefit costs and quality ratings<p>The planned venture by Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to overhaul their workers’ health care follows years of similar efforts by employers …

Health Care

The role of cobalt in battery supply

The importance of cobalt to many lithium battery chemistries is sometimes forgotten, with industry news tending to focus solely on lithium itself. …

Cobalt Is Keeping Battery Makers Awake At Night

<b>Cobalt is keeping battery makers awake at night</b><p>A new era. The next decade is poised to see a major revolution in energy storage and transportation. …

Cobalt

No cobalt, no Tesla?

Sebastien Gandon Contributor<p>Sebastien Gandon has close to 15 years experience in the asset management industry and as an investor in energy storage, batteries, biotech/e-health and AI.<p>The battery industry currently uses 42 percent of global cobalt production, a critical metal for Lithium-ion cells. …

Lithium and Cobalt: Getting a Jolt from Batteries

DJ Commodity Index<p>The outlook for lithium continues to shine, even as lithium-related stocks started off the year on a sour note.<p>Cobalt should also …

Cobalt

US stocks tumble as bond yields hit multiyear highs

<b>Friday 21.00 GMT</b><p>What you need to know<p>S&P 500 and Dow have worst week since January 2016<br>• 10-year Treasury yield tops 2.8 per cent for the first time in …

10-year Treasury yield spikes to 4-year high of 2.85% after strong jobs report

The 10-year Treasury yield jumped to a four-year high after a better-than-expected jobs report reflected rising wages. Yields also got a boost from …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

SQM Strikes Deal To Expand Lithium Production; Lithium Stocks Drained

<b>Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile</b> (SQM), or SQM, can now expand its production at one of the biggest sources of lithium, thanks to an agreement …

How lithium and cobalt are getting a boost from Tesla, Apple batteries

The outlook for lithium continues to shine, even as lithium-related stocks started off the year on a sour note.<p>Cobalt should also benefit. Both …

3 Under-the-Radar Lithium Stocks to Consider Buying Now

The lithium market is dominated by three large producers -- for now.<p>Investors who have dived into the lithium industry know that <b>FMC Corp.</b>, <b>Albemarle</b>, …

Investing