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Steel Industry / Tariffs #743294

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush’s decision to lift the tariffs on imported steel noted.

(White House: David Gregory) The politics behind the steel tariff repeal examined; details given about criticism from US steel makers and the threat of a trade war. [US trade representative Ambassador Robert ZOELLICK†- says the tariff worked out well.] [March, 2002, BUSH – says imports were affecting the steel industry in a negative impact.] [E&E Manufacturing Co. president Wes SMITH†- notes the cost to his company because of the tariffs.] [Political analyst Professor G. Terry MADONNA†- says the president had more to lose by continuing the tariffs.] [US Steel Terrence STRAUB††- says there will be negative fallout for the administration.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David

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