Bush, seen here in 2006, revoked his steel tariffs less than two years after imposing them in 2002.
President Trump slapped steep tariffs on steel imports, echoing protectionist measures taken by Bush in 2002.
These German steel coils may soon become more expensive for U.S. manufacturers.
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President Trump defended his plan to impose steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum by dismissing the consequences. History suggests he'll hurt the very people he says he wants to help.
China controls 50% of the global steel industry but doesn’t export much to America.
China supplies just 2% of America's steel, while Canada and Europe have sizeable shares and Australian steel producers depend on access to US markets.
President Trump announced the U.S. will slap steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.
The president's plans to impose steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum mirror the misguided trade policies that helped precipitate the Great Depression.
US President Donald Trump in 2017 and George W. Bush in 2008.
On March 1, Donald Trump imposed a series of steel and aluminum tariffs. To understand their potential impact, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted similar measures in 2002.
The CO2 we produce when we put up buildings is large and virtually unregulated.
A worker at an auto parts plant in Orion Township, Michigan, lifts coiled steel into place.
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The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
Sparks fly: workers produce steel at a small plant in Shenyang, northeast China.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
Pittsburgh, between its industrial past and a clean, green tech-driven future.
Pittsburgh's post-industrial economic resurgence is promising, a historian of the region writes, but there's a reason President Trump highlighted the area in his speech exiting the Paris climate deal.
Has carbon capture and storage been tarnished by its association with the coal industry?
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Carbon capture and storage gets a bad rap from its associations with 'clean coal'. But the technology could prove vital in cutting emissions from other industries like steel, cement and chemicals.
Port Talbot’s man of steel stands proudly over the town.
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Forget the sunset pictures that accompanied so much media coverage of the steel crisis. Steel is an industry of the future, not the past.
New government procurement rules negotiated into the ABCC bill by Nick Xenophon are set to favour local Australian steel producers over their Chinese rivals.
Changes to construction material requirements from negotiations on the ABCC will give Australian steelmakers a chance to step-up.
An industry in crisis needs a government that can deliver help where it's needed.
Cyrus Mistry pictured leaves after a meeting in Mumbai, Oct 26.
Theresa May was supposed to meet with bosses of the Indian conglomerate, but an age-old issue with the family firm has got in the way.
Awaiting a more useful life?
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The world's landfills are growing, which has prompted the search for new industrial processes that can use everyday waste items in some surprising ways.
Australia should be careful in accusing China of dumping steel into the local market, as the definitions of dumping and the tariffs on this practise have changed to suit governments in the past.
Governments have been known to change the definition of anti-dumping tariffs to suit their needs, so accusations of steel dumping from China are still quite subjective.
The new One World Trade Center building, made with high-performance concrete.
John D. Morris
Tragedies involving building collapses prompt structural engineers to figure out what happened, and how to prevent it from recurring.
Bailout proposals are a pale facsimile for proper industry policy.
The mantra of propping up manufacturing to save jobs is no substitute for a property industry policy focused on growth.
Airlines have saved energy by changing flight routes and modifying wings for better fuel use.
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Companies could improve their profits 2-10% each year by saving energy, according to a world-first attempt to assess energy performance.
The future owners of Port Talbot?
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John Lewis shows how co-ops can be an exemplar of good business – both financially and for their customers and employees.