Metals and minerals industry

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 - 8:35 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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President Donald Trump walks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar as they arrive for the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 31, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. The tariffs are likely to...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross leaves his hotel in Beijing. An American business group appealed to China to allow more access to its state-dominated economy ahead of a visit by Ross for trade talks. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, that foreign companies welcome Chinese leaders' promises to ease restrictions but said they have yet to follow through on earlier pledges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:20 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. Top European officials are holding last-ditch talks with the...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries has backed away from the project. Mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. says it was unable to finalize an agreement with First Quantum Minerals Ltd., the potential investor. The proposed mine is near Alaska's Bristol Bay, which is where about half the world's sockeye salmon is produced. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
May 25, 2018 - 7:51 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aluminum maker Rusal says its CEO and seven board members have quit, a move that comes as the company struggles to survive U.S. sanctions. U.S. has hit Rusal and its major shareholder, billionaire Oleg Deripaska, with sanctions cutting the company off from international...
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May 22, 2018 - 2:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. The announcement following this week's truce in a broader trade dispute between Beijing and Washington reflects the wide array of...
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May 22, 2018 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has hiked import tariffs on some steel imports from Vietnam that they said originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. The Commerce Department said Monday that importers will be required to post deposits to pay possible duties of 39 to...
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May 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor spent some time Wednesday getting to know his new running mate, a day after Democrats voted to replace the incumbent lieutenant governor on the fall ticket with the 6-foot-8 mayor of an economically struggling steel mill town. Gov. Tom Wolf had lunch...
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May 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months. The Federal Reserve says that factory output rose 0.5 percent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year,...
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Rick Colyer holds a sticker after placing his vote at the Durham County Library North Regional in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. North Carolina voters are choosing their parties' nominees Tuesday in dozens of legislative and congressional primary races congested with contestants who were spurred by strong feelings about President Donald Trump or their state's redistricting struggles. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 09, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Republican voters have rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. West Virginia...
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