Melissa West is an experienced writer and researcher. She graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor's degree in communication. As a freelance writer, Melissa specializes in finance and investing. She researches commodities like platinum, palladium, nickel, tungsten, tantalum, diamond, tin and iron on a daily basis for the Investing News Network. Melissa enjoys sharing information that will help her readers make educated investment decisions.
BusinessWeek reported business groups have joined together to sue the Securities and Exchange Commission in the U.S. regarding the Dodd-Frank ruling which states companies must make reasonable efforts to ensure tantalum and other conflict minerals are not from war-torn regions.