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Commerce Department gives Trump ammunition for trade war

The U.S. Commerce Department recommended on Friday that President Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas.

Canadian solar companies suing Trump administration over tariffs

A handful of Canadian companies that make solar panels have sued the Trump administration over the 30-percent tariffs the president imposed last month on their products.

U.S. solar industry records first job losses since 2010

The U.S. solar industry lost 9,800 jobs last year, the first decline ever recorded since 2010, according to The Solar Foundation's latest National Solar Jobs Census.

Samsung and LG look for counter-move to washing machine tariffs

When South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics last year announced plans to build home appliance factories in the United States, they hoped to align themselves with President Trump's “America First” manufacturing and jobs mantra.

Trump slaps tariffs on solar components and washing machines

President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in what he says is a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.

American auto industry investments down, despite Trump's promises

Despite President Trump's threat to heavily tax cars shipped in from abroad, investment by global automakers in 2017 has fallen short of projections, underscoring a market that is shrinking for the first time in eight years.

Trump's tariff ruling could destroy U.S. solar industry

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that domestic solar panel manufacturers had suffered serious injury from foreign competitors, giving President Donald Trump until January to decided whether to impose tariffs.

Op-Ed: European Union rips off consumers with 'dumping' tax

The autocrats in Europe have decided consumers need protecting from wicked Chinese businessmen who will sell them quality products at bargain basement prices. Guess who's going to pay?

Finance Minister: Canada to eliminate $32 million in 70 tariffs

Ottawa - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced over the weekend that the federal government will eliminate 70 tariff items to help the nation's manufacturing base. This reduction in tariffs will equal to approximately $32 million.

U.S. to implement tariffs on Chinese tires ahead of G20 summit

Adhering to his promise to 'crack down' on imports that unfairly undermine American industries, President Obama authorizes stiff tariffs on tires from China. The move comes just two weeks ahead of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Is the U.S. Running Out of Sugar?

Large U.S. food companies said the country could "virtually run out of sugar" unless the Obama administration eased import curbs, the Wall Street Journal said.

Op-Ed: Obama Protectionism Yields Mexican Tariffs, a NAFTA Challenge?

Mexico assigned tariffs to numerous U.S. exports in a public protest to the decision by U.S. President Obama and Democratic lawmakers to end a test program that allowed Mexican truckers access to U.S. roads. The move ultimately threatens NAFTA.

Op-Ed: Can We Afford to Forget Obama’s Price Signals?

Obama said he wants to send “price signals” to change behavior. In other words, Obama wants the government to raise prices with regard to energy in order to change human consumption behavior.

2020 Myopia in Australian Politics

As Kevin Rudd completes four months of his regime, grand gestures and token manoeuvres continue to screen intensified globalisation and moves to further reduce jobs, pays and conditions for Australian workers. The public relations coup continues.

Op-Ed: Cloning politicians

Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, confuses observers as he talks left and centre, while he lurches evermore sharply to the right.

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Samsung front-loading washer.
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Whirlpool holds a 36 percent market share in washers in the U.S.
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Solar World, a German company in the U.S., along with Suniva, a Chinese-owned company, brought their case before the ITC.
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Vehicles made in Canada in 2015
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