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Carl Icahn denies he knew about Trump's steel tariff announcement before dumping stocks

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Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn said Wednesday that he knew nothing about President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports before deciding to sell shares in a company that makes cranes for heavy construction.

"We don't generally comment on rumors, but the recent media speculation regarding our sale of Manitowoc stock calls for a response," Icahn, a former Trump adviser, said in a short statement on his website...

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