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In the United States, the Department of Commerce is an executive department of the federal government concerned with promoting economic growth. Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, and helping to set industrial standards. This organization's main purpose is to create jobs, promote economic growth, encourage sustainable development and block harmful trade practices of other nations. The Department of Commerce headquarters is the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. Wilbur Ross is the current Commerce secretary.

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Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads Starting Sunday [Video]

Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads Starting Sunday

The Trump administration's Commerce Department announced it would ban the apps on Friday.

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TikTok avoids shutdown [Video]

TikTok avoids shutdown

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier..

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TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration [Video]

TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration

Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight. Per Bloomberg and Reuters, the video-sharing app and its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, filed a complaint in..

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Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads Sunday [Video]

Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over..

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US tightens trade restrictions on Chinese chipmaker SMIC

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Judge says US must defend or delay TikTok app store ban by Friday

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Decision to speed up 2020 census not made by Census Bureau, internal report says

The Department of Commerce's inspector general warned the shortened schedule "increases the risks to the accuracy of the 2020 Census."
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TikTok and WeChat both managed to avoid their Sunday bans

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Judge blocks US ban on WeChat that was set to go into effect today

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A judge in California has blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on new downloads of China-based messaging app WeChat, Reuters reported Sunday. US Magistrate..
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Trump gives "blessing" to U.S. TikTok partnership

The president's support for a deal comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions could eventually make it nearly impossible for Americans to use the app.
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President Trump says he approves of Oracle’s bid for TikTok ‘in concept’

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TikTok files last-minute lawsuit against Trump administration to stave off looming ban

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WeChat and TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Trump administration ban

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Trump administration to ban TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores

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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

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TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight TikTok ban

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Trump’s TikTok ban is a gross abuse of power

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Trump to ban US TikTok and WeChat app store downloads on September 20th

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Commerce Department bans use of TikTok and WeChat in U.S.

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The US is making it even harder for Huawei phones to get Android updates

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Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector..
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U.S. posts rule allowing U.S. companies to work with Huawei on 5G and other standards

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday posted a new rule that allows U.S. companies to work with China's Huawei to develop standards for 5G and other cutting-edge technologies, despite restrictions..
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U.S. Delivers Another Blow to Huawei With New Tech Restrictions

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White House aide to take key U.S. Commerce Department post

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U.S. senator calls for action on forced labor in China's Xinjiang

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U.S. goods trade deficit widens as imports rebound

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Defying Congress, U.S. Commerce Department will not turn over auto import probe report

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Trump's tariffs cost U.S. companies $46 billion to date, data shows

Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump to restructure the United States's top trade relationships have cost American companies $46 billion since February 2018, and U.S. exports of goods hit by..
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US new-home sales rose 1.3% in November.

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U.S. has not ruled out imposing tariffs on imported autos: Commerce chief

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday the Trump administration has not ruled out imposing tariffs on imported autos, after letting a review period end in November with no action.
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Huawei urging suppliers to break the law by moving offshore: Ross

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Trade commission finds Chinese mattress imports hurt U.S. industry

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U.S. Commerce Dept finds Chinese exporters dumped ceramic tile

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US Levies New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Venezuela

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US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

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U.S. puts Hikvision, Chinese security bureaus on economic blacklist

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U.S. sets preliminary duties of up to 222% on Chinese ceramic tile

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday that it found that imports of ceramic tile from China are unfairly subsidized and it imposed preliminary duties on them ranging from about 104% to 222%.
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U.S. imposes duties on structural steel from China, Mexico

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Mexico's government says U.S. duties on structural steel part of normal investigation

Mexico's government said on Wednesday that new duties imposed on some Mexican structural steel by the U.S. Commerce Department are part of a normal investigation when an industry feels it is being..
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