The US is worried about its critical minerals supply chains – essential for electric vehicles, wind power and the nation's defense

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When U.S. companies build military weapons systems, electric vehicle batteries, satellites and wind turbines, they rely heavily on a few dozen "critical minerals" - many of which are mined and refined almost entirely by other countries.

Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

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The COVID-19 pandemic should have made it abundantly clear how easily a disruption in the supply chain or a sudden increase in demand for a product can lead to empty grocery store shelves and other problems that might directly affect you.