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Ucore's Trump card

Steep taxes on Chinese imports may bolster need for Strategic Metals Complex

The mining company that’s been working Southeast Alaska’s rare earths project is enthusiastic about President-elect Donald Trump’s support for an independent U.S. strategic metals industry, which Ucore Rare Metals’ top executive says will favorably impact its plans for a domestic Strategic Metals Complex.

According to Jim McKenzie, president and CEO of Ucore, China controls more than 90 percent of...


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