The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs

U.S. steel producers, which prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, have also proven equally effective—and far more effective than many other industries—at avoiding tariffs they don’t want. Steel producers petitioned the U.S. Trade Representative in September for relief on 132 tariff lines, primarily for raw…

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Shattering stereotypes, pole dancing wants to be at the Olympics

When Katie Coates created an online petition to make pole dancing an Olympic sport, she had little idea of the challenges that lay ahead. It was 2006 and pole dancing had been slowly reinventing itself as an underground fitness culture, fusing dance and acrobatics, in studios and gyms around the United Kingdom. But there was…

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Pence Camp Denies VP Is Times Op-Ed Writer Trump Wants Unmasked

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Canada’s Freeland Upbeat on Nafta Talks, Wants Quick Conclusion

Canada’s foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland said she’s ready to move forward quickly once the U.S. and Mexico reach an agreement on automobiles, and downplayed any notion that her country has been shut out of North American Free Trade Agreement talks. “I and Canada are very, very keen to get it done as quickly as…

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AT&T Overpaid Some Pensioners. Now It Wants the Money Back.

When James Mizelle retired in 2001, he started drawing a pension from his 27-year career with AT&T and other phone companies. Fifteen years later, he got a letter saying his benefits were miscalculated and demanding he repay $32,116.05. Mr. Mizelle, living in Round Hill, Va., replied that he couldn’t repay. Within weeks, he heard from…

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AT&T Overpaid Some Pensioners. Now It Wants the Money Back.

When James Mizelle retired in 2001, he started drawing a pension from his 27-year career with AT&T and other phone companies. Fifteen years later, he got a letter saying his benefits were miscalculated and demanding he repay $32,116.05. Mr. Mizelle, living in Round Hill, Va., replied that he couldn’t repay. Within weeks, he heard from…

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Free Trips Under Fire: SEC Wants Your Broker To Work For You

If the Securities and Exchange Commission has its way, brokers will have to make big changes to how they sell investments. For the first time, brokers would be explicitly required to act in the best interests of their customers, not their own paychecks, when they make investment recommendations. Furthermore, as SEC Chairman Jay Clayton made…

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Goldman Sachs Is Secretive and Hide-Bound. Its New Chief Wants to Change That

NEW YORK— Lloyd Blankfein secured the survival of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS -0.61% by leading it through the financial crisis. The challenge for its next leader: how to thrive in a radically altered postcrisis world. The bank on Tuesday said David M. Solomon, Goldman’s president and chief operating officer, will take over as chief…

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