More than 30 workers will lose their jobs after a steel service center closes.
Northwest Indiana's two major steelmakers are both expected to report losses during the third quarter, though market conditions have been gradually improving.
Steel gets put into ship hulls, wind turbines and paint cans, but one of its biggest end uses is in construction.
U.S. Steel recently overhauled its leadership after years of losses and a cement-booted stock price that has sunk by about 90 percent since 2008, but an analyst warns a turnaround will not be easy.
United States Steel Corp. posted another loss in the second quarter because of sluggish demand, and declines in flat-rolled shipments and line pipe prices.
"We are competitive."
Struggling Maryland-based steelmaker RG Steel LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.
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