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Crappy craft crock company is a News Bulletin by Perry Patetik posted to the Commerce and Communications Network in 2790. The article denotes a 30% decrease in the price of iridium on Crius.

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Crappy craft crock company
Transport correspondent Perry Patetik reports from Crius
Spacecraft manufacturing titan Despro has folded, following a series of massive insurance pay-outs. The blame for this disaster, which has rocked the whole industry, can be laid at the feet of one man: materials clerk Augustus Higgins. It was Higgins' job to procure Iridium, a powerful anti-corrosive substance used in the manufacture of hulls for space-going craft. Higgins' carelessness resulted in Gallium, by contrast a very easily corroded metal, being substituted in the manufacture of 20 Burro-class cargo ships. 18 of these craft have crashed or exploded, resulting in over 130 deaths. Despro's stocks of Iridium are being sold off cheaply to pay damages claims.