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US trade wars heat up as more firms sue for relief

Beleaguered American firms launch 23 disputes against rivals; the highest since 2001

Whirlpool's profit margins have been dwindling for years, in part because it claims it is losing market share in a key product category - washing machines - to Korean manufacturers LG and Samsung.


US COMPANIES are bringing new trade lawsuits against their foreign competitors with a scope and frequency not seen in more than 15 years, government documents show, as a wave of new complaints builds under President Donald Trump.

A Washington Post analysis of Commerce...

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