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Trump wants to keep car tariffs in his back pocket

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Today is the deadline for the Commerce Department to send the White House its auto tariffs report.

Why it matters: The report will recommend whether Trump should follow through on his threat to use a "national security" law to impose massive tariffs — Trump likes the round number of 25% — on imports of cars and car parts.

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Canada's clean tech industry on the rise after decades of investment

A wind turbine outside Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A wind turbine outside Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images

Canada has emerged as a clean technology leader, with 12 firms on the Global Cleantech 100 list. The list, published by industry monitor Cleantech Group, identifies firms most likely to make a significant environmental and economic impact in the next 5–10 years.

Why it matters: Businesses are facing increasing pressure to reduce their environmental footprint and mitigate risks tied to extreme weather events. Clean tech helps traditional industries operate more efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and feed a growing population more effectively by creating sustainable construction materials, purifying contaminated water, turning plastics into specialty chemicals, making farming more efficient, and improving energy efficiency in buildings.

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