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U.S. Plan For Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Prompts Global Backlash

President Trump said Thursday that he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of both metals in the coming weeks — a move largely aimed at China. But a number of U.S. trade partners had harsh words.

President Trump's promise to impose hefty tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum sent markets across the globe into a tailspin and prompted anger and threats of retaliation from major U.S. trading partners, raising the specter of a full-fledged trade war.

As during a Thursday meeting the president promised steel and aluminum executives that he

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