China's grip on the rare earth market may be slipping, Brad Plumer writes. Two years after...

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China's grip on the rare earth market may be slipping, Brad Plumer writes. Two years after China's move to restrict its export quota by 40% - making it economical for other countries to start boosting their own production - the market has adjusted. As a result, rare earth elements simply aren’t as rare as they once were.