Tag Archives: Trump

Can CPP Rollback Bring Coal Back?

EPA officially nixes CPP…and other news in utilities, renewable energy The Environmental Protection Agency, a branch designed to protect the natural human and animal habitats of Earth, has completed one of the more controversial moves in its history. The EPA finalized the rollback of the Clean Power Plan on June 19th. In replacement, the agency […]

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Agriculture Bill

Trump administration delivers $16 billion “bailout” to farmers We could take credit…but it wouldn’t be very convincing. Plenty of U.S. citizens anticipated some form of reaction from President Trump after weeks of vocal criticism of his administration and Congress had amplified from the agricultural sector. You certainly didn’t have to be a journalist to predict […]

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Deere Congress

Tractor company’s quarterly report shows strain on agricultural sector Editor’s note: This article was published prior to the Trump administration’s Thursday announcement of a $16 billion aid package bill for farmers. Call it premonition! John Deere, the name synonymous with tractors and therefore all things farming, released its second quarter results and ensuing financial outlook […]

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Motor Mouths

General Motors announces plant closings; Trump weighs in The president voiced disapproval at plant closings earlier this week, specifically targeting General Motors for three planned shutdowns in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland. Clouded, perhaps, by the ensuing public and political upheaval, the debate proves noteworthy for the fact that electric vehicles were raised as a bargaining […]

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City Machine Salute

CMT headlines SBA visit to Youngstown Thursday Small businesses from around the country will be on hand today as Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and advocate for the nation’s 30 million small businesses as a member of the President’s cabinet, keynotes the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s “Salute to Business” awards ceremony, beginning […]

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NAFTA Thoughts

“Handshake” announcement possible Thursday NAFTA has been a swinging door greased with controversy during the Trump administration. According to multiple sources, an important breakthrough with the trade agreement could be announced Thursday. However, those reports—many of which were released from Monday to Wednesday of this week—have since been countered with additional rumors predicting the contrary. […]

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Friends in High Places

City Machine grabs brief audience with POTUS We might have finally found someone who has the president’s ear. City Machine Technologies, regular EA page occupier, advertiser, trade show frequenter, and industry veteran, was able to to score a brief audience with President Trump last week, per a picture and accompanying caption on the company’s Facebook […]

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Territorial Tariffs

Chinese imports targeted; steel/aluminum modified The U.S. government announced plans to add more tariffs March 22, preparing to impose stiff increases on Chinese imports. It also modified the section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in the past week. The goal of the former is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 […]

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Tariff-ied

Solar panels, washing machine imports levied in joint decision A decision was announced Monday on imported solar panels: the U.S. government elected to place tariffs on the renewable energy product in an effort to combat hyper-cheap production costs coming from major manufacturing points like China, South Korea, and India. Tariff-rate quotas on imported crystalline silicon […]

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Import to Injury

ITC rules on solar panels; decision goes to Mr. Trump The International Trade Commission determined imported solar panels to be a threat to U.S. solar manufacturers in a 4-0 vote September 22. The ruling found that imports of cheap solar panels have “caused injury to domestic solar manufacturers”, and sets up a looming decision on […]

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