U.S. and Europe to Begin Talks on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Biden administration is trying to rebuild relations with Europe, but it is moving cautiously to unwind tariffs imposed by President Donald J. Trump.

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How Health Care Became the Big Industry in Steel City

Pittsburgh’s once strong unions are part of the answer, Gabriel Winant explains in his book “The Next Shift,” but the change hasn’t come without complications.

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How to Clean Up Steel? Bacteria, Hydrogen and a Lot of Cash.

With climate concerns growing, steel companies face an inevitable crunch. ArcelorMittal sees solutions, but the costs are likely to run into tens of billions of dollars in Europe alone.

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California Men Declare Themselves Makers of Pine Mountain Monolith

Four artist-fabricators say they made the mysterious manifestation in stainless steel that sprang up in Atascadero. Meanwhile, another rises in Las Vegas.

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Trump’s Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours

Foxconn’s failure to deliver on a Wisconsin project underscores the limits of the president’s power to make companies bend to his will.

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When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers

The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.

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U.S. Weighs Reimposing Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

The step, which could incite retaliation from Canada, comes as the countries are preparing to ring in a new trade agreement July 1.

#aluminum, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #steel-and-iron, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

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The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Our critic takes a virtual tour with Guy Nordenson.

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Coronavirus Could End China’s Decades-Long Economic Growth Streak

The weakness raises the possibility that the Chinese economy may have shrunk in the first quarter of this year. It would be the first contraction since 1976.

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