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conflict minerals

The struggle with conflict minerals A mobile phone, a computer, a pair of earrings, a light bulb– all of these items can have a unique common attribute that is quite perplexing.  Trading and/or buying these items often supports corruption and violence in their countries of origin due to their use of conflict minerals. But how should consumers know as most of the time not even the companies do? The United States approved the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act about five years ago to regulate the international trade and use of conflict minerals as......

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