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Biden requires infrastructure bill's materials made in U.S., with exceptions

Apr 18, 2022
U.S. industry doesn't produce enough of the materials, such as steel, to satisfy the need, so this may be more of an aspiration than a policy.
Biden is calling for materials funded by the bipartisan infrastructure bill to be sourced domestically, but that's easier said than done.
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A measure of commodities: the Baltic Dry Index

Jan 1, 2016
The Baltic Dry Index tracks the cost of shipping bulk commodities such as iron ore or coal.

Monopoly retires iconic iron piece

Feb 6, 2013
One reason the board game piece may have been canned is new products like wrinkle-free fabrics have made ironing a thing of the past. Once a staple in every home, many people no longer even own an iron.

Freelance geo-engineering feat alarms scientists

Oct 19, 2012
An entrepreneur under contract with a native village in Canada dumped tons of iron in the Pacific to spark a plankton bloom that would capture carbon dioxide. That violated ocean treaties, and angered scientists who are studying that kind of geo-engineering.