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Aluminum Tariff Is a Boon Even If Beer Costs More, Report Says

  • Economic Policy Institute touts the levy’s positive effects
  • Brewers industry group says Trump has imposed ‘tax on beer’
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President Donald Trump’s aluminum tariff won’t make beer taste better, but it’s succeeded in boosting the economy, according to a report published Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute.

The research, from the left-leaning think tank, argues that tariffs imposed on aluminum and steel have led to increases in U.S. employment, production and investment.