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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, D.C. Wilbur Ross is the current Commerce secretary.

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

The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts, citing..
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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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Week ahead: Nike, FedEx results and inflation data [Video]Week ahead: Nike, FedEx results and inflation data

Nike and FedEx, two companies with big exposure to the global economy, are set to report quarterly results in the upcoming week. Conway G. Gittens has a look at the week's major events.

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US new-home sales rose 1.3% in November.

us new-home sales rose 1.3% in november.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of newly built homes increased 1.3% in November from the prior month, a sign that low mortgage rates are pushing up purchases as well as prices. The Commerce Department..
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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.
Reuters - Published

Huawei urging suppliers to break the law by moving offshore: Ross

China's telecoms giant Huawei has been encouraging its suppliers to violate U.S. law by telling them to move operations offshore in a bid to avoid U.S. sanctions, Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur..
Reuters - Published

U.S. begins issuing some licenses for companies to supply goods to Huawei

The U.S. Commerce Department confirmed Wednesday it has begun issuing licenses for some U.S companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
Reuters - Published

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

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday concluded that U.S. industry is materially injured by Chinese-made mattresses that are sold at less than fair value, paving the way for the U.S...
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Trade commission finds U.S. industry injured by Chinese mattress imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday concluded that U.S. industry is materially injured by mattress imports from China that are sold at less than fair value, paving the way for the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Trump administration grants 90-day extension for US businesses to work with Huawei

trump administration grants 90-day extension for us businesses to work with huawei
After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the U.S. Commerce Department allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a series of 90-day license..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. adds companies to economic blacklist for providing WMD activity support in Syria

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday added more than a dozen companies and individuals to its trade blacklist for allegedly providing material support to chemical and biological weapons activity..
Reuters - Published

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

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it made a preliminary determination that Chinese exporters had dumped ceramic tile in the U.S. market at less than fair value.
Reuters - Published

U.S. handling of tariffs raises appearance of 'improper influence': watchdog

Lack of transparency in the Commerce Department's handling of steel and aluminum tariffs raised the appearance that certain companies may have had "improper influence" in the process, its internal..
Reuters - Published

US Levies New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Venezuela

us levies new sanctions on cuba over human rights, venezuela
The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela’s government, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. In a statement, the department..
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US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

us retail sales dip 0.3% in september
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer..
WorldNews - Published

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

The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday put 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies - including video surveillance company Hikvision - on a U.S. trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of..
Reuters - Published

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

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it imposed duties on Chinese and Mexican structural steel after making a preliminary determination that producers in both countries had dumped fabricated..
Reuters - Published

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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After blacklisting, U.S. receives 130-plus license requests to sell to Huawei: sources

The U.S. Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell U.S. goods to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources said, nearly two months after..
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US set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers: report

us set to give huawei another 90 days to buy from american suppliers: report
The US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers, two..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. to extend Huawei's partial reprieve on supply curbs - sources

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers,..
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U.S. still evaluating requests from firms to sell to China's Huawei: officials

The U.S. Commerce Department is continuing to evaluate requests by U.S. companies to sell certain equipment to Chinese telecoms company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a White House official and Commerce..
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Ross to attend Venezuela summit in Peru on Tuesday, U.S. says

U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will attend a summit in Lima, Peru to discuss Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department said.
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Huawei sees trouble ahead despite revenue rise

huawei sees trouble ahead despite revenue rise
The US raised the stakes in its tensions with China in May, when the US Commerce Department added Huawei to its "entity list". The move bans the company from acquiring technology from US firms..
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Fed's Powell reiterates pledge to act appropriately to support U.S. economy

fed's powell reiterates pledge to act appropriately to support u.s. economy
PARIS, July 16- Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated pledges to "act as appropriate" to keep the U.S. economy humming in a speech on Tuesday that did not deviate from expectations that an..
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Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states

U.S. President Donald Trump's order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on..
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Trump Backs Away From Barriers on Foreign Uranium

The president said he disagreed with a Commerce Department finding that uranium imports pose a threat to national security.
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Trump issues executive order to obtain citizenship data

President Trump issued an executive order Thursday directing the Department of Commerce to collect data about citizenship from government agency records. He said his administration is abandoning its..
CBS News - Published

Trump drops citizenship question in census, will seek data by other means

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was dropping his effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census but will sign an executive order telling federal agencies to provide citizenship..
Reuters - Published

Trump to 'unlawfully' demand citizenship question included on census despite Supreme Court ruling

trump to 'unlawfully' demand citizenship question included on census despite supreme court ruling
Donald Trump will insist that 2020 census respondents are made to declare whether they are citizens, despite the Supreme Court ruling the question could not be included on forms, according to a US..
WorldNews - Published

Barr says he sees legal way to add citizenship question to census

Path being sought despite Supreme Court ruling at least temporarily blocking it; Trump may just tell Commerce Dept. to add it, AP source says
CBS News - Published

Trump officials working to add citizenship question to census

trump officials working to add citizenship question to census
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said administration officials were working on Independence Day in hopes of finding a way to have the 2020 census include a citizenship question even though the..
WorldNews - Published

Feds still want citizenship query on census

Despite the Supreme Court ruling last week against the Trump administration putting a citizenship question on the 2020 Census and the Commerce Dept. saying it would comply, the Justice Department is..
CBS News - Published

U.S. reviews export requests to Huawei with 'highest scrutiny': Commerce Department

The U.S. government said on Wednesday it was reviewing license requests from U.S. companies seeking to export products to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd "under the highest national security..
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Trump Says He Will Ignore Legal Ruling Prohibiting Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

trump says he will ignore legal ruling prohibiting citizenship question on 2020 census
President Donald Trump said his administration was "absolutely moving forward" with adding the controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census on Wednesday, even though the Justice Department..
WorldNews - Published

President Trump sows confusion over census plans and addition of a citizenship question

Trump didn't detail how he planned to move forward, a week after the Supreme Court ruled the Commerce Department failed to justify its plan.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. government staff told to treat Huawei as blacklisted

A senior U.S. official told the Commerce Department's enforcement staff this week that China's Huawei should still be treated as blacklisted, days after U.S. President Donald Trump sowed confusion with..
Reuters - Published

Official’s Testimony Adds to Rancor Around Census Citizenship Question

The newly released testimony by the Commerce Department’s counsel gave ammunition to Democrats who have accused the Trump administration of trying to skew census results to Republicans’ benefit.
NYTimes.com - Published

Huawei files lawsuit against U.S. Commerce Department over seized equipment: filing

Huawei Technologies Co Inc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. blacklists Chinese supercomputing groups

Commerce Department cuts the companies off from American tech, saying they pose a threat to national security
CBS News - Published

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