Companies say they shouldn't pay tariffs on products no one makes domestically

May 4, 2018
"I don't think people really understand that the U.S. never ... reinvested in its steel-making ability," one executive says.
A worker stacks newly cast steel slabs at the NLMK Indiana mill in March in Portage, Indiana.
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Farmers are "excited" by the prospect re-entering the TPP

Apr 13, 2018
Keith Alverson says farmers like him are after the 95 precent of consumers outside the U.S.
The photographer holds an ear of corn he found on the ground next to a corn field during harvest on September 13, 2012 near Teltow, Germany. 
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Higher steel costs are expected to become the new normal for manufacturers

Apr 6, 2018
Manufacturers will be clamoring for domestic steel to avoid paying the tariff, so sellers have the upper hand now, explained Emily Blanchard, a business professor at Dartmouth University.
Electrician Chris Lasher at Brookville Equipment Corporation. 
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Why the U.S. needs foreign steel imports

Mar 28, 2018
After Trump’s tariff announcement, manufacturers saw raw materials prices rise.
Hannibal Industries is the largest manufacturer of steel pallet racks in the United States.
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Why economists and politicians don't seem to speak the same language

Mar 27, 2018
If we want better policies, then politicians need to start thinking more like economists — and vice versa.
President Donald Trump signs Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports in the Oval Office of the White House on March 8, 2018, in Washington, D.C. 
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The last American keg company says tariffs come with unintended consequences

Mar 16, 2018
"As the import steel goes up in cost so does the domestic steel," Paul Czachor, CEO of American Keg Co. told us.
The American Keg Co. is the last company in the U.S. making stainless steel kegs using only American steel.
Courtesy American Keg Co.

BMW brought jobs to South Carolina. Now tariffs are causing concern.

Mar 9, 2018
President Trump is shooting the American taxpayer in the foot, says Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt.
Inside Assembly North at BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility, the biggest BMW factory in the world.
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U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs could draw swift retaliation

Mar 1, 2018
In announcing the tariffs today, President Trump said they are necessary for national security.