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UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Downfall: Defunct steelmaker’s global HQ to be imploded

Hank Barnette rode an elevator to the top floor of Martin Tower, walked to the empty spot where his office once stood and took in the expansive view, which he’d …


Rising backlash as U.S. firms seek Trump’s steel tariff waiver

U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may …


U.S. challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and …


EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports from July

The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. impose new trade tariffs; EU, Mexico pledge to retaliate

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

U.S. manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

China files trade complaint against U.S. over steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Trump to ‘pause’ looming metal tariffs for some countries

The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea are among the nations that will get an initial exemption from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration, U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

U.S. demands proof steel is safe in Hanford nuclear plant

The federal government is demanding that the company building a giant nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state provide records proving that the steel used in the nearly $17 billion …


EU releases list of U.S. products that could face duties

The European Union on Friday published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump’s steel and …


Tariffs lift hopes for jobs in American mill towns

In the heart of America’s diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by a strong streak of realism.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

U.S. trading partners, businesses say tariffs will backfire

The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings Friday from businesses and U.S. trading partners that the measure could backfire, provoking a trade war …


EU seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by U.S. tariffs

The European Union is seeking clarity from Washington about whether the 28-nation bloc will be exempt from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, the EU’s top trade official said …


Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump said Monday that North American neighbors Canada and Mexico will get no relief from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports unless a “new and fair” …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

White House: No exemptions from steel, aluminum tariffs

President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Speculation, uncertainty ripple across Washington after steel import tariffs announced

President Donald Trump’s plan to slap large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ignite a global trade war that hurts American consumers as well as Washington’s aerospace and agriculture …


Trump: “Trade wars are good, and easy to win”

President Donald Trump on Friday insisted “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” a bold claim that prompted pushback from a Nebraska Republican who quipped “kooky 18th century protectionism …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Trade war? Trump orders big tariffs on steel, aluminum

Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump declared Thursday the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners …


White House planning major trade announcement on steel, aluminum imports

The White House is planning to make a major announcement Thursday about whether it will impose new limits on steel and aluminum imports, three people familiar with the event said, …


Commerce Department backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel

The Commerce Department is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas on imported aluminum and steel, which it calls a natural security threat.


Trump considering ‘all options’ on steel, aluminum cases

Weighing trade sanctions, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s “considering all options” to address an influx of cheap aluminum and steel imports into the United States.


Japan’s Kobe Steel under fire for fudging data on metals

The Japanese government urged steelmaker Kobe Steel on Wednesday to clarify the extent of manipulation of inspection data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of …


China just made the most steel ever as Trump gets set to act

China’s old economy is displaying greatly renewed vigor. Output of steel and aluminum hit records last month, with mills and smelters boosting run-rates of the products used to make buildings, …


EU weighs retaliatory measures as U.S. eyes steel tariffs

The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to impose steel tariffs on imports.


U.S. Steel seeks China trade probe as Trump orders import study

The Trump administration began an investigation of steel imports into the U.S. as U.S. Steel Corp. asked a trade agency to investigate its claims that rival Chinese manufacturers colluded to …


EU imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel

The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on steel products from China to stop them flooding Europe’s struggling steel market.


Fact Check: How Trump’s Keystone XL story fell apart

Moments from signing orders to advance the stalled Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, President Donald Trump comes up with the idea of requiring the projects to use pipes and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Trump drops pipeline’s US steel requirement

A few weeks ago, when President Donald Trump signed a directive clearing several hurdles out of the way of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the White House touted a new …


Trump promises revival of US steel, but buys his steel from China

Donald Trump has deep support in the coalfields and steel-producing towns of southwest Pennsylvania, and he has promised to get the foundry furnaces burning again, to get the U.S. steel …


China promises cooperation on steel at global summit

China agreed to cooperate more closely with its trading partners on its politically volatile steel exports as leaders of major economies ended a summit Monday with a forceful endorsement of …