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Rethinking Manufacturing: When America Makes, America Works

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This article originally appeared on the N ational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Taking Measure blog . Guest blog post by Zara Brunner, Communications Director at the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). This is the first in a series of posts to spotlight the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing happening across the nation through Manufacturing USA® institutes and their...

GDP Increases in Key Industry Groups in 1st Quarter of 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Finance and insurance; retail trade; and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2019. According to gross domestic product (GDP) by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Steel Racks from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of steel racks and parts thereof from China, finding that exporters from China have sold steel racks and parts at less than fair value in the United States at rates from 18.06 to 144.50 percent. In addition, Commerce determined...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Responds to Contempt Vote by House Democrats

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Today, House Democrats took the unnecessary step to hold the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, and Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after the Department spent months cooperating with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as its voluminous and burdensome requests for information and testimony. “House Democrats never sought to have a productive relationship with the...

Robots Probe Ocean Depths in Mission to Fine-Tune Hurricane Forecasts

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Four ocean gliders are setting off to sea this week to bring back data scientists hope will improve the accuracy of hurricane forecast models. The robotic, unmanned gliders are equipped with sensors to measure the salt content (salinity) and temperature as they move through the ocean at different depths....

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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Introduced by Brian Beall of ITA’s National Travel and Tourism Office Thank you, Brian, for that kind introduction. Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the Commerce Department. It’s great to see you again. Thank you for your dedication to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Thanks also to John and Kurt for your leadership of the Board. The Board’s policy recommendations on a range of...

Apollo 50: The Role of Intellectual Property in Space Commerce

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the USPTO will host an event focused on space innovation, technology transfer from the Apollo missions, and an overview of the current administration’s policy on space exploration and space commerce. Mark your calendars and register early. Featured speakers include federal government executives, astronauts, inventors, and commercial space...