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What washing machine prices tell us about the impact of tariffs

Apr 22, 2019
The cost of tariffs put on the appliances last year was passed on to U.S. consumers, according to new research.
Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers in New York City.
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Whirlpool feels the benefit, and burden, of Trump administration tariffs

Apr 20, 2018
Critics of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs say the policies hurt U.S. manufacturers that use a lot of those materials. And one industry likely to feel the pinch of higher production costs: home appliance manufacturers. Still, at least one major domestic appliance company, Whirlpool Corp., may come out ahead, thanks to another protective […]
Whirlpool appliances are offered for sale alongside other brands at a Home Depot store on October 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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President Trump has upped the ante in trade barriers

Jan 23, 2018
The president built our trade wall a little bit higher this week. He signed off on new import taxes, or tariffs, on foreign-made washing machines and solar panels. China dominates the solar market but at the White House, Trump declared, “there won’t be a trade war.” Is he so sure the Chinese won’t retaliate?

Final rules over washing machine import tax sits with President Trump

Nov 22, 2017
President Donald Trump has a new trade decision on his plate: whether to impose tariffs on imported washing machines. The International Trade Commission has recommended a 50 percent tax on some foreign manufacturers. This is the type of case with huge political leeway for the president, and other industries seeking protection are watching closely.  Click […]