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Monthly Archives: February 2016

  • White House announces executive actions to try to prevent steel dumping

    by Allison Sherry, Star Tribune, Feb. 25, 2016 The Obama administration announced new executive actions Thursday aimed at thwarting illegal foreign steel dumping into the market, which workers on the Iron Range and Minnesota politicians blame for the slowdown in the mining industry there. The executive actions include adding more inspectors of steel imports at…

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  • Dumping crackdown called ‘a great day for steel’

    by Joseph S. Pete, Northwest Indiana Times, Feb. 24, 2016 President Barack Obama signed a customs bill Wednesday that contains added protections for the domestic steel industry, whose advocates hailed it as a “good news day” and even a “great day.” “Duplicitous foreign countries and foreign companies have been circumventing our trade laws to dump…

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  • Dayton wants other governors to join steel fight

    by Tim Pugmire, MPR, Feb. 17, 2016 Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking the help of his fellow governors to protect the struggling U.S. steel industry. Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he’s already partnered with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on the effort to restrict foreign steel imports. They plan to enlist others during this weekend’s National…

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  • Local view: Controlling costs essential for mines

    by Randy Abernethy and four others for Duluth News Tribune, Feb. 10, 2016 “We are in the emergency room.” That was the description of the U.S. iron and steel industries as recently offered by a CEO from a company that supports thousands of jobs in our region. Such a statement, coupled with the reality of…

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