Trump Applies Tariffs to Solar Panels, Washing Machines

President Donald Trump has approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican’s decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. “The president’s action makes clear again that the Trump administration will always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses in this regard,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement announcing the decision. Most imported solar…

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