On December 3, the European Union (EU) Council identified serious risks posed to 5G telecommunications networks if they are built using untrusted vendors. We welcome this acknowledgement and urge our European partners and allies to ensure only trusted vendors participate in any part of their future 5G networks.

The set of conclusions published yesterday affirmed that “non-technical factors such as the legal and policy framework to which suppliers may be subject to in third countries, should be considered.” We look forward to the release of the EU’s 5G risk mitigation toolbox later this month. We hope its recommendations will include strong measures to address the risks identified in today’s statement and in the EU’s Risk Assessment published in October 2019.

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Rio Tinto is investing $1.5 billion in the Salt Lake City-based Kennecott copper mine to extend its life until at least 2032. The move reinforces its bet on America and will guarantee job security for thousands of workers.

“Today I look at our market share, we may be 10 percent of the market share in the U.S. It's a very profitable market for us. And therefore, investing one point five billion dollars in this mine makes an awful lot of sense" Rio Tinto CEO JS Jacques told FOX Business exclusively.

The investment will allow the mining giant to tap a new area of the ore body and help with the extraction of critical minerals – including rhenium, which is necessary for the defense industry and the building of fighter jets, among other things. Once the investment is complete, the mine is expected to produce approximately 1 million tons of copper between 2026 and 2032.

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Phoenix — The Arizona Corporation Commission announces the initial launch of its securities electronic filing system, allowing stakeholders to electronically file their Rule 506 offerings in Arizona. The electronic filing system rollout supports the Commission’s goals of reducing paper use and making it easier for stakeholders to conduct business with the Commission.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five Federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a joint statement on the use of alternative data in underwriting by banks, credit unions, and non-bank financial firms.

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Washington D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and overseas that has raised more than $1.7 billion of investor funds.

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