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After a year of tariffs, steel industry deals with "chaos fatigue"

Apr 17, 2019
Exhausted and burdened, businesses are ready for new policy on steel trade.
A worker prepares to lift a roll of steel with a crane at a shipyard in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province in May.
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Tariff jitters grow at Washington state port

Sep 12, 2018
The port of Vancouver handles the West Coast's second-largest volume of imported steel, now subject to a 25 percent duty.
ILWU Local 4 President Cager Clabaugh says the tariffs are already hurting work at the port. An order for 6,000 tons of copper ore on route to China was recently canceled. The mountains of copper now sit unused in a warehouse at the Port of Vancouver.
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Japan trade officials and companies take a nuanced approach to U.S. tariffs

Sep 4, 2018
The Trump administration’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel has triggered retaliation from U.S. trading partners such as Canada, the European Union, and China. But over the past few months, Japan, which has also been a target of U.S. tariffs, and which runs a $69 billion trade surplus with the U.S. (the third-largest trade imbalance […]

White House delays tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico

Apr 30, 2018
Facing a self-imposed deadline, President Donald Trump was considering whether to permanently exempt the EU and Mexico, Canada, Australia, Argentina and Brazil from tariffs that his administration imposed last month on imported steel and aluminum.
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Chinese tariffs spark fear among some U.S. farmers

Apr 2, 2018
The market’s couldn’t ignore a brewing trade war forever. Stocks slid today on the news of countertariffs from China on items including American cherries, wine and pork. We’ll bring you the latest on markets, then we’ll talk to U.S. producers who have become increasingly dependent on the fast-growing Chinese market and now fear they’ll lose […]

"We were using duct tape and string to try to hold the thing together"

Mar 16, 2018
We get a preview of Kai's interview with Tim Geithner, Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke.
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Can tariffs bring back Big Steel?

Mar 15, 2018
That's the plan, but pulling it off may be a lot more complicated than it sounds.
The Carrie Furnace, a blast furnace that has been closed for nearly 40 years, is now a national landmark and is visited by tourists interested in learning Pittsburgh's history.
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Tariffs may impact U.S. employment figures

Mar 9, 2018
President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs will take effect in two weeks. But it will probably be months before there’s any evidence of how the tariffs will impact the job market. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

For China, intellectual property is a bigger deal than tariffs

Mar 8, 2018
China has warned against the proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, but in fact, they’d barely put a dent in its economy. The country exports just 1 percent of its steel to the United States. Really, economists argue, the bigger trade fight with China has little to do with metal. This week, President Donald Trump […]