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Mexico made a major deal in its pursuit of “new nationalization.” The $6 billion purchase of 13 power plants from Spain’s Iberdrola gives Mexico’s state-owned power company a majority control over the country’s electricity market.
Robert Kennedy Jr is running for the White House. The son of the slain US senator and attorney general is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024.
Twitter labeled NPR as a “US state-affiliated media.” The decision appeared to breach the social media platform’s own guidelines on the label, as NPR does not fit the definition.
Apple is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in India. Years in the making, the opening marks a milestone for Apple’s expansion in the country.
Where China’s rare earth grip is loosening
As Western nations and their allies try to rely less on China for purified rare earths that go into everything from EV batteries to iPhones, there’s a lot of trade realignment, aka friendshoring, going on (which we’re obsessed with).
One example is the ever-growing rare earth supply chain between Australia and Japan, which is weakening China’s grip over the island nation.
Still, China continues to enjoy significant advantages given the breadth of its industry, as Quartz reporter Mary Hui explains in the final story in a three-part series covering the nuances of this dominance. Catch up with the first two installments before digging into the final one.
Part I: China’s rare earths industry has a raw materials problem
Part II: China is on a global hunt for rare earths
One not-so-big number from JPMorgan’s Frank deal
300,000: Customers Frank had at the time of sale, a fraction of the 4.25 million customers founder Charlie Javice claimed. Javice stands accused of defrauding JPMorgan Chase, which paid $175 million for her infamous student loan startup in 2021.
Air travelers, get ready for lines at these airports
Global travel volume has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels, but several airports saw a big jump in passengers’ numbers in 2022 compared to the previous year.
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