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Copper prices drift lower

March 28, 2018
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Oil prices remain higher

March 28, 2018
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Steel production remains higher

March 28, 2018
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Copper remains over $3

March 21, 2018
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Copper remains over $3

March 21, 2018
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Oil prices remain above $60

March 21, 2018
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Steel production and price remains higher

March 21, 2018
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Trade

March 19, 2018
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The failure to address China’s mercantilism was only part of the myopia surrounding the brand of globalism constructed by and for economic elites. There was a fundamental disconnect between the knee-jerk support for deregulated international commerce and the acceptance by even mainstream economists that markets are far from perfectly efficient. Labor markets need to be regulated to prevent exploitation of workers; capital markets need to be regulated to prevent financial fraud and periodic depressions; the environment needs to be regulated to prevent industry from treating it as a free sink; and government needs public investment to bridge over shortfalls of demand and to develop regional economies. So if markets are far from perfect at home, why do they suddenly snap back to perfect efficiency just because commerce crosses borders? Obviously, they don’t.

http://prospect.org/article/how-globalists-ceded-field-donald-trump


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The framework of trade with policy makers.

March 16, 2018
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For the US, the most important trade issue with China concerns technology transfers, not Chinese exports of subsidized steel and aluminum. Although such subsidies hurt US producers of steel and aluminum, the resulting low prices also help US firms that use steel and aluminum, as well as US consumers that buy those products. But China unambiguously hurts US interests when it steals technology developed by US firms.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-steel-tariffs-targeting-china-by-martin-feldstein-2018-03


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Copper prices remain above $3 apound

March 13, 2018
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I'm the executive vice president for a steel casting trade association, the Steel Founders' Society of America. I've got a crazy wife, five crazy children, three crazy people that married into the family, and two crazy fun little grandsons.

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