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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Gov. Mike Pence staked a belligerent position toward Russia on Wednesday, declaring the "reset" of U.S.-Russian relations has failed and calling for construction of a European missile defense shield to deter Russian aggression.

April 16, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Looking to export? There's a grant for that

Illinois-based small businesses that want to export goods overseas can look to the state government for help getting started.

February 23, 2014 6:30 am

Chicago opens center for Midwesterners with Mexican ties

CHICAGO | A new center opening in Chicago will be a hub for Midwesterners with ties to the central State of Mexico, Gov. Pat Quinn and visiting Mexican officials announced Monday.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steel dumping isn't an amusing game

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steel dumping isn't an amusing game

When my daughter was 5, our family began playing Monopoly. It has been her favorite game. For a while, we called her Trump Jr. When explaining real life issues to her, I often refer back to the game.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Trade commission says no to steel dumping

Trade commission says no to steel dumping

Antidumping tariffs will keep China, India and other countries from flooding the U.S. market with hot-rolled steel for at least another five years.

December 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Senators urge that steelmaking tarriffs stay in place

Current tariffs prevent China, India and other countries from dumping hot-rolled steel in the United States, and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators hope to keep it that way.

October 30, 2013 2:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Steel forges national, job security

Steel's strength is important not just for structural components but also the economy and national security.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Trade commission rules against steel dumping

A major investigation has been launched into whether foreign steelmakers are dumping subsidized steel in the United States at cut-rate prices.

August 16, 2013 12:16 pm

Visclosky objects to illegal steel dumping

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and other members of the Congressional Steel Caucus are calling for a crackdown on the illegal dumping of steel that has been subsidized by foreign counties.

August 09, 2013 2:28 pm

US proposes 'musical instrument passports'

BANGKOK (AP) — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport — for your instrument.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

Legislators urge government to press China on duty evasion

Congressional Steel Caucus members are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to enforce a ban on China's dumping subsidized steel pipe used in oil and gas drilling into the American market.

November 02, 2012 12:06 pm

Indiana marks 25 years as sister state to Zhejiang, China

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman on Wednesday celebrated the 25th anniversary of Indiana's sister-state relationship with Zhejiang Province, China.

October 17, 2012 4:00 pm

USW lauds decision on steel pipe imports

In a unanimous 6-to-0 vote Thursday, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to continue levying duties on circular welded pipe and tube imports from seven countries.

June 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Duties will continue on tin-coated steel from Japan

Duties will continue on tin-coated steel from Japan

In a decision a group of U.S. legislators and union officials welcomed, the International Trade Commission voted Tuesday to continue placing duties on tin-coated steel products imported from Japan.

May 16, 2012 2:00 pm Related
Visclosky testifies to support extending tariffs

Visclosky testifies to support extending tariffs

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky testified at an International Trade Commission hearing Thursday morning in support of extending tariffs on a range of imported steel products in an effort to support domestic producers.

May 03, 2012 5:00 pm
Local firm reflects push to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

Local firm reflects push to boost exports and meet U.S. goal

ST. JOHN | Bill Keith's business office is akin to a mad scientist's lab.

April 28, 2012 11:30 pm Photos

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Legislators press for duties on imported tin products from Japan

Legislators press for duties on imported tin products from Japan

Fifteen members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday urging it to maintain duties on tin mill products imported from Japan.

April 11, 2012 7:30 pm Related

Obama warns China against 'skirting the rules'

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."

March 13, 2012 9:40 am
Study: Chicago area needs innovation to maintain competitive edge

Study: Chicago area needs innovation to maintain competitive edge

The tri-state Chicago area is in jeopardy of falling behind other global economic powerhouses despite its large size and national importance, according to results released Friday from a study led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

March 09, 2012 7:00 pm
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