When a 127-Year-Old U.S. Industry Collapses Under China's Weight

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  • Alcoa cutting back on aluminum making is sign of regime change
  • Prices for metal tumbled 27 percent in past year on LME

Rolled aluminum at the Alcoa Inc. Davenport Works facility in Riverdale, Iowa.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Alcoa Inc.’s latest aluminum-making cutback is signaling the end of the iconic American industry.

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