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California steel industry says Trump's proposed tariffs would hurt

California steel manufacturers are concerned that tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump would drive up the price of their products, threatening their ability to compete with foreign and eastern U.S. steelmakers and forcing them to cut local jobs.

On Thursday, Trump surprised many industry leaders - and members of his own administration - by announcing plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent duties on aluminum. He said he will sign the order next week.

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