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  • USW voices support for tougher ‘Super 301’ Nov 04, 2009

    The United Steelworkers union is standing behind a bill that supporters say will break down foreign barriers to exports and thus help create American jobs.

  • USTR requests WTO panel vs. China on export restraints Nov 04, 2009

    The U.S. government has requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to examine Chinese export restraints on numerous raw materials described as critical to U.S. manufacturers and workers, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said Wednesday.

  • Job losses continue but at slower rate, reports say Nov 04, 2009

    Nonfarm private employment fell by 203,000 jobs in October from September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to payroll company ADP Inc., but the number of planned job cuts appears to be slowing.

  • Letter to the Editor: Creative data massage doesn’t erase the facts Nov 04, 2009

  • Job losses continue but at slower rate, reports say Nov 04, 2009

    Nonfarm private employment fell by 203,000 jobs in October from September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to payroll company ADP Inc., but the number of planned job cuts appears to be slowing.

  • Dave Bing wins full 4-year term as mayor of Detroit Nov 04, 2009

    After serving as interim mayor of Detroit for six months, Dave Bing was re-elected Tuesday for a full four-year term.

  • Steel shipments value up 4.9% in September, Census says Nov 03, 2009

    U.S. iron and steel mill shipments valued at $5.61 billion in September were up 4.9 percent from $5.35 billion the previous month following a 2.3-percent increase from July to August, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday, although down 48.3 percent from the same month last year on a non-seasonally adjusted basis.

  • Manufacturing PMI hits 3½-year high in Oct. Nov 03, 2009

    Driven by production and employment gains, the manufacturing economy expanded by 3.1 percentage points in October, the highest rate of growth in three-and-a-half years and the third consecutive monthly gain, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

  • Letter to the Editor: Study shows need for shared scrap theft prevention Nov 02, 2009

  • Senate climate-change bill ‘a step backward’ for steel, aluminum Nov 02, 2009

    The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA) hopes the Senate version of a climate-change bill, scheduled for mark up this week, is shot down.

  • Senate climate-change bill ‘a step backward’ for steel, aluminum Nov 02, 2009

    The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA) hopes the Senate version of a climate-change bill, scheduled for mark up this week, is shot down.

  • Melting Pot Oct 30, 2009

  • Ryan tries to relight China currency fire Oct 29, 2009

    Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio), a key player in previous attempts to get Congress to crack down on alleged Chinese currency manipulation, is trying to rekindle the once-hot issue, possibly before the end of this year.

  • GDP rise fails to sway metal traders Oct 29, 2009

    Better-than-expected news on the economy buoyed stock markets Thursday, but metal traders remained skeptical about the outlook for exchange-traded metals.

  • Ryan tries to relight China currency fire Oct 29, 2009

    Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio), a key player in previous attempts to get Congress to crack down on alleged Chinese currency manipulation, is trying to rekindle the once-hot issue, possibly before the end of this year.

  • Bulldozers hit DC to highlight job losses Oct 29, 2009

    A caravan of bulldozers and other construction equipment festooned with banners paraded through Washington to send a message to lawmakers that they must act now to stop jobs bleeding from the construction sector.

  • Bulldozers hit DC to highlight job losses Oct 29, 2009

    A caravan of bulldozers and other construction equipment festooned with banners paraded through Washington to send a message to lawmakers that they must act now to stop jobs bleeding from the construction sector.

  • US trade reciprocity bill draws support, foreign access said vital Oct 28, 2009

    The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has come out in support of the Reciprocal Market Access Act of 2009, but steel interests say that while the concept of reciprocity appears reasonable, making trade concessions while failing to gain foreign access is of no value to the United States.

  • Ex-Sims UK exec joins Trafigura Oct 28, 2009

    Former Sims Group U.K. Ltd. executive William “Tom” Bird has joined Trafigura, according to sources.

  • Primary metal shipments up 2.1% in Sept. Oct 28, 2009

    Primary metal shipment values increased 2.1 percent in September, with the value of new orders inching up 0.3 percent from August, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday in its latest report on durable goods manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders.

  • ‘Buy American’ exemption for Canada faces hurdles Oct 28, 2009

    An exemption for Canada from “Buy American” regulations on iron and steel products under the $787-billion economic stimulus program is far from a done deal and faces several major hurdles, according to industry sources and officials at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

  • Primary metal shipments up 2.1% in September Oct 28, 2009

    Primary metal shipment values increased 2.1 percent in September, with the value of new orders inching up 0.3 percent from August, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday in its latest report on durable goods manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders.

  • Creditors, USW raise objections before Barzel assets auction Oct 27, 2009

    New objections have been raised in the run-up to the bankruptcy court-ordered auction of Barzel Industries Inc.’s assets by the end of this month.

  • Barzel Industries units suffer precipitous drop in revenue Oct 27, 2009

    Barzel Industries Inc.’s chief restructuring officer has filed financial statements for the company’s American Steel & Aluminum Corp. and Nova Tube Indiana LLC subsidiaries that show just how drastically revenue collapsed this year.

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