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US Report Urges Steps to Reduce Reliance on Foreign Critical Minerals

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday recommended urgent steps to boost domestic production of rare earths and other critical minerals, warning that a halt in Chinese or Russian exports could cause "significant shocks" in global supply chains. The report includes 61 specific recommendations — including low-interest loans and "Buy American" requirements for defense companies — to boost domestic production of minerals essential for the manufacture of mobile phones and...

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