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Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers beware: The U.S. government may start imposing tariffs of up to 118 percent.

July 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos


Steelworkers union fighting against imports

Steelworkers union fighting against imports

Steel imports are up 33 percent so far this year, while even more than 20 percent of U.S. steelmaking capacity has been sitting idle.

July 08, 2014 11:17 pm Photos


U.S. steelmakers 'under assault' from dumped imports

INDIANAPOLIS | Steel dumping poses a real threat to jobs in Northwest Indiana, and policy-makers in Washington need to take heed, industry officials said.

May 07, 2014 1:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Chicago Cubs Valpo name Jeff Samardzija has media buzzing

OFFBEAT: Chicago Cubs Valpo name Jeff Samardzija has media buzzing

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos


U.S. trade imbalance: 'Every second counts'

GARY | The clock literally is ticking on the U.S. trade deficit, and each second puts the country farther behind in the world economic community, as an Indiana University Northwest professor illustrated Tuesday.

March 26, 2013 1:48 pm

Albertan leader seeking support on energy trade

The top government official from the Canadian province of Alberta was in Chicago this week to tout the importance of trade relationships between Canada and the United States.

February 29, 2012 3:30 pm Related


Trade group says Obama has chance to keep the light on steel

Trade group says Obama has chance to keep the light on steel

North American steel trade association executive Thomas Gibson said he welcomes how manufacturing has become a media darling because of its job creation pace since the recession.

January 20, 2012 7:00 pm Photos


Region jobs set to grow, but area lacks enough skilled, drug-free workers

About 23 percent of employers nationally plan to hire full-time, permanent employees next year, and in the region, manufacturing and construction jobs are set to increase. Employment in the automotive industry and warehousing and logistics also is poised to improve next year, according to re…

December 29, 2011 12:00 am

Steelmakers look to energy industry for growth

The North American steel industry is continuing its push to serve the energy sector as companies are finding market opportunities with the development of the Marcellus Shale and other exploration efforts.

May 03, 2011 12:00 am

Steel Caucus legislators pressure administration on China trade

Members of the Congressional Steel Caucus are pushing President Barack Obama to demand an end to China's unfair trading practices they say imperil the United States.

January 18, 2011 6:00 pm
Visclosky speaks out against dumped steel

Visclosky speaks out against dumped steel

While at an International Trade Commission hearing in Washington, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky urged federal officials to place duties on drill pipe from China in response to unfair trade practices.

January 06, 2011 12:00 am

Halvorson starts trade initiative

Locked in a battle to retain her congressional seat, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday announced a series of plans to bring jobs back to Illinois while fighting against what she called new unfair trade deals that ship jobs overseas.

October 06, 2010 12:00 am

Congress must help make free trade fair, too

Manufacturing and farming are what made this country the greatest on Earth, yet our government has made free trade agreements with the rest of the world and has left working Americans competing with countries that subsidize their manufacturing and manipulate their currency giving them an unf…

August 29, 2010 12:00 am

Deep-fried sushi to lure fairgoers to exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS | Perhaps nothing captures the special relationship between Indiana and Japan as a new food item at this year's state fair: deep-fried sushi.

August 03, 2010 12:00 am
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