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Copper price gleams as globe goes green

Copper plays a vital role in wind turbines, EVs, solar panels and efficient wiring — and that, as well as supply issues caused by Covid and renewed demand from the burgeoning Chinese economy, have caused prices to surge. The metal is now selling at about $4.30 per pound, a 10-year high, …

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