Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns companies that sell products "ranging from lollipops to jet airplanes." That statement only begins to hint at the fact that Berkshire Hathaway owns hundreds of manufacturing companies.
The roots of the labor movement in the United States can be traced at least as far back as the settlement of first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, when, according to the AFL-CIO's Labor History Timeline,"English planters founded the Jamestown colony and complained about the lack of laborers."
Rare earths are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically 57 through 71. Additionally, there are two more elements, scandium and yttrium, that are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit similar chemical properties.