Afternoon Coffee: Apple Now Auditing 100% of Suppliers for Conflict Minerals, Tata Steel Could Sell British Operations

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Apple reported it is now auditing 100% of its suppliers to ensure no conflict minerals are used in the company’s supply chain. This is up from 2014 when it was auditing 88% of suppliers for conflict minerals from militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tata Steel said it would consider shutting down its British operations if it could not sell its plants. Such a move would impact 15,000 of Tata workers in the United Kingdom.

eHarmony is moving into the online job marketplace. The online dating site has officially launched its job-matching tool “Elevated Careers.” The matchmaking company announced the new tool last year and the site was formerly in beta

Officials from 18 shipping companies recently toured the Port of Mariel in Cuba and other locations that could facilitate container trade between the U.S. and Cuba. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security announced on Tuesday it would begin to allow U.S. cargo vessels to travel to Cuba.

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