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The U.S. International Trade Commission began hearings Monday on a flood of steel imports, with some members of Congress calling for emergency curbs to protect the domestic industry from steel products from Japan and other countries.

Based on the hearings, the ITC, an independent federal agency, will issue rulings on an item-by-item basis Oct. 22 on whether inflows of foreign-made steel products are hurting the U.S. industry.

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