Base metals industry

FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
July 14, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made...
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June 30, 2018 - 5:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel say they've signed a deal to merge European steel operations into a new firm. Under the agreement signed Saturday, each company will hold a 50 percent stake in the Netherlands-based joint venture called Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel B.V. The...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2010 file photo, Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, laughs during a news conference about the construction of the proposed Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Cultural Center and Museum, in Gary, Ind. Jackson, the patriarch of America's most famous musical clan has died, says a family source on Wednesday, June 27. He was 89. (AP Photo/John Smierciak)
June 27, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was 89. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press that Joe Jackson died at...
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FILE- In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a selection of mattresses are available for sale at a bedding store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Wednesday, June 27, the Commerce Department releases its May report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods declined for the second straight month in May, as demand for cars, metal products and aircraft fell. The Commerce Department said Wednesday durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from washing machines to tractors...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. European Commissioner Malmstrom on Tuesday presented the annual report on Trade and Investment Barriers around the world in 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 26, 2018 - 8:17 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's top trade official says the U.S. knew it would face consequences if it put tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports, as motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson prepares to move some factories outside the U.S. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Tuesday that "...
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Tenaris U.S. president Luca Zanotti, right, talks with workers on the floor of the Tenaris seamless pipe mill Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel tariff. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in...
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June 20, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. Utility firm Vattenfall said Tuesday it has teamed up with steel company SSAB and mining firm LKAB to build the 1.4-billion Swedish krona ($158 million) pilot...
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President Donald Trump, left, walks with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., right, as he leaves the U.S. Capitol in Washington after meeting with Republican leadership, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Walking behind them is White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 19, 2018 - 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 11:10 p.m. Congressman Mark Sanford tells The Associated Press that he's confused by President Donald Trump's latest attack on him, but glad his colleagues showed displeasure at Trump's broadside. At a closed-door meeting...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 31, 2018 - 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America's closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation. Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones...
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