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  • Question to Freepers; what company is providing the steel for our new Border Wall?

    09/20/2019 7:02:48 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 26 replies
    Www.freerepublic.com ^ | 9/20/19 | Jdsteel
    I’ve looked and could find no information on which US steel manufacturers are providing the steel for the wall. Does anyone know?
  • Surprise! A Tour de France That Doesn’t Feel Like a Fait Accompli

    07/05/2019 10:35:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 52 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3 July 2019 | J. Gay
    Yes! Le Tour is here. The 106th edition of the race begins Saturday, in next-door Brussels, a nod to the stern-faced Belgian cycling titan Eddy Merckx, who won five overall Tours and 34 stages beginning in 1969... It’s got a case as the craziest and most beautiful event in sports, but it’s clearly an acquired taste. I’m really super-duper into it. You know this. ...the four-time Tour winner Chris Froome, was badly hurt in a crash, suffering a broken leg and other injuries. Froome would have been a favorite for this year. One of the more intriguing newbies is Mike...
  • British Steel collapses, putting thousands of jobs at risk

    05/22/2019 2:36:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-22-2019 | Ivanna Kottasova
    Britain's second-biggest steel maker collapsed on Wednesday, putting about 5,000 jobs at the company directly at risk, and threatening another 20,000 at suppliers. The company was seeking a government bailout, but talks ended without agreement. The High Court ordered the company into compulsory liquidation, according to the government's Insolvency Service. British Steel was reportedly seeking a government loan of £75 million ($95 million) to cover losses it said it suffered because European orders had evaporated due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. "Unable to decipher the trading relationship the UK will have with its biggest market in just five months' time,...
  • Blaming Brexit, British Steel collapses putting about 25,000 jobs at risk

    05/22/2019 6:14:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    Edition.cnn.com ^ | May 22, 2019 | Ivana Kottasová
    Britain's second biggest steel maker collapsed on Wednesday, putting about 5,000 jobs at the company directly at risk, and threatening another 20,000 at suppliers. The company was seeking a government bailout, but talks ended without agreement. The High Court ordered the company into compulsory liquidation, according to the government's Insolvency Service. British Steel was reportedly seeking a government loan of £75 million ($95 million) to cover losses it said it suffered because European orders had evaporated due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. "Unable to decipher the trading relationship the UK will have with its biggest market in just five months'...
  • US reaches deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

    05/18/2019 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18-05-19 | Kayla Tausche
    The United States has reached a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing one key obstacle to passing updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a joint statement Friday, the Canadian and American governments said the U.S. will scrap the metals duties within two days. Canada will remove tariffs levied on American goods in retaliation for the steel and aluminum duties. The countries will also: Drop all pending litigation in the World Trade Organization related to the tariffs
  • US lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

    05/17/2019 1:01:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/17/2019 | By Kevin Liptak, Paula Newton and Haley Byrd
    (CNN)President Donald Trump lifted steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on Friday, a move designed to ease one area of tensions even as the President's wider trade agenda faces an uncertain future. A joint statement from the US and Canadian governments said the tariffs would be lifted in two days, and added the two sides had agreed on monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to prevent steel dumping that might affect prices. The step clears a key hurdle for ratification of Trump's replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, though final passage of that pact remains uncertain as US...
  • Jeb: How Are Those Steel Tariffs Working? Not so good.

    03/31/2019 2:30:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 4:19 AM - 18 Mar 2019 | Jeb Bush
    How Are Those Steel Tariffs Working? Not so good. https://t.co/z5TwS7ZcyX— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 18, 2019
  • Bruce Ohr August 28, 2018 Testimony Transcript - PlainText

    03/08/2019 7:41:32 AM PST · by Cboldt · 9 replies
    US Rep. Doug Collins ^ | March 8, 2019 | Bruce Ohr
    1 COMMITTEE SENSITIVE EXECUTIVE SESSION COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, JOINT WITH THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WASHINGTON, D.C. INTERVIEW OF: BRUCE OHR Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Washington, D.C. The interview in the above matter was held in Room 2141, Rayburn House Office Building, commencing at 9:05 a.m. COMMITTEE SENSITIVE 2 COMMITTEE SENSITIVE Mr. Parmiter. Good morning. This is a transcribed interview of Bruce Ohr. Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Gowdy requested this interview as part of a joint investigation by the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government...
  • Canada's Freeland pushes end of steel, aluminum tariffs in meeting with Pelosi

    02/16/2019 2:51:44 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/19 | Julie Gordon
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday she had made clear in a meeting with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Munich Security Conference the importance of the U.S. lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada. Freeland said that while Canada is now focused on its domestic ratification process for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal, it remains strongly opposed to the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. “The Canada position is now that we have concluded (USMCA) that is all the more reason why the tariffs must be lifted,” she...
  • U.S. Steel Firing Up Furnace In Alabama, Thanks To Tariffs

    02/11/2019 5:53:48 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-11-2019 | John Carney
    United States Steel said Monday it will resume construction of a furnace in Alabama, adding 1.6 million tons of steelmaking capacity and hundreds of jobs. Construction on U.S. Steel’s mill in Jefferson County, Alabama, was suspended in 2015 after China’s overproduction caused a global steel glut that sent prices plummeting. The tariffs the Trump administration imposed last year have reduced the flow of foreign steel in the U.S. and allowed domestic makers to expand again. U.S. Steel Chief Executive Officer David Burritt said in a statement: Thanks to the President’s strong trade actions and improved market conditions, support from the...
  • Nucor to set up plate mill in U.S. Midwest for $1.35 billion

    01/07/2019 4:32:28 AM PST · by machman · 35 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 1/7/2019 | Reuters
    .....will be fully operational in 2022, would produce 1.2 million tons a year of steel plate products and create about 400 full-time jobs.....
  • China to cut import tariffs on wide range of products

    09/30/2018 2:56:29 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 | Reuters
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will cut import tariffs on textile products and metals, including steel products, to 8.4 percent from 11.5 percent, effective Nov. 1, the finance ministry said on Sunday.
  • Cracked steel beam found at Transbay Transit Center could imperil operations

    09/25/2018 7:38:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    The crack discovered Tuesday in a steel beam that supports the roof garden of the new, $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center — forcing the terminal’s abrupt closure just as rush-hour was getting going — is the latest headache for the 2 1/2 block long transit hub.
  • Nailed by Steel Tariffs: Trump protectionism is driving a Missouri company to the brink.

    09/10/2018 8:36:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 97 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 9, 2018
    When President Trump promised to make America great again, the employees at Mid Continent Nail in Missouri probably didn’t expect he would put them out of work. But the steel tariffs imposed in June have the company hanging by a thread. Mid Continent is the largest nail manufacturer in the U.S. and has been in Missouri for more than 25 years. It had 500 employees at its Popular Bluff plant and was the second largest employer in the small town before the Trump tariffs hit. The trouble for Mid Continent is that foreign producers making nails abroad use low-price steel...
  • EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero

    08/30/2018 3:37:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero (If The US Will Do The Same)(Full Title) President Trump’s hard line on tariffs has won a significant concession from the European Union, at least the promise of one. Trump has been warning all summer that he could add a tariff on automobile imports which would have a significant impact on automakers in Europe (as well as Japan and Mexico). Today the European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU was willing to drop all of its existing tariffs on cars and other goods to zero...
  • Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Land to Chinese Farmers

    08/14/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sarah Zheng
    Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors – and while that could be boon for Beijing as it struggles with limited supplies of soybeans in its trade war with the US, analysts are concerned about the quality of the plots available. Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far East Investment and Export Agency, a non-profit organisation, said on Tuesday that several Chinese companies had already expressed an interest in the deal. With the China-US trade war showing no signs of abating, and after Beijing slapped 25 per cent tariffs on...
  • FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:13:01 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 239 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 AUG 18 | Tucker Higgins | Kevin Breuninger
    The FBI has fired Peter Strzok over ant-Trump text messages he exchanged with his lover during the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok's lawyer confirmed Monday. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • Trump fires up the charm with Downstate steel workers: ‘I could be one of you’

    07/28/2018 6:57:36 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 28, 2018 | Neil Steinberg
    “We need steel,” he said. “We need steel plants. And to see an old, big monster plant like this re-opening — that is an honor. I look at the faces of you people; I could be one of you. I like you guys. I could be one of you.” That struck me as either sincere or an amazing facsimile. The workers, for their part, couldn’t give him a standing ovation because they never sat down. I left the hall thinking: Donald Trump is going to be re-elected in 2020. The Democrats don’t have anyone who can touch him. Bank on...
  • MUST-SEE: Steelworker Brought to Tears While Talking About How Trump Has Helped American Workers

    07/27/2018 6:42:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2018
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Donald Trump on Thursday spoke at a newly reopened U.S. Steel mill in the St. Louis-area town of Granite City, Illinois, calling the plant's reopening a "great victory" and an "honor." Officials with U.S. Steel said tariffs enacted by Trump led to the decision to restart a blast furnace at the mill, which brought back 500 jobs. The company has promised an additional 300 jobs by October, when it plans to restart a second blast furnace. After Trump's speech, KSDK News spoke to a steelworker who got emotional when discussing all the president has done for American workers....
  • Illinois protesters greet Trump with giant 'Trump chicken'

    07/26/2018 7:29:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Protesters greeted President Trump on his visit to Granite City, Ill., with a giant balloon depicting him as a chicken. Trump delivered remarks at the U.S. Steel Co.'s Granite City Works, where he also took credit for the plant’s reopening following his increased tariffs on imports. Protesters lined up hours ahead of his visit to greet the president with the “Trump chicken” balloon and numerous signs attacking the president as a “liar,” calling for his impeachment, and slamming his controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Last week, another 33-foot-tall inflatable blimp depicting Trump as a chicken captured headlines after it was...