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Statement From U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Wilbur Ross on International Trade in Goods and Services in January 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement today on the release of the January 2017 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. The trade deficit in January stood at $48.5 billion, a 9.6 percent increase from December. U.S. imports of goods and services increased to $240.6 billion in January from $235.3 billion in December. U.S. exports of goods and...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Addresses Department of Commerce Employees

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Thank you, Ellen, for that kind introduction. And thank all of you for joining me today for the beginning of what will be a period of revival across our country and a special renaissance for the Department of Commerce. Let me first introduce my lovely wife Hilary. She has been incredibly supportive during the whole confirmation process that took some several months – seemed like a couple hundred...

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Sworn in as Secretary of Commerce by Vice President Mike Pence

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Today, Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as 39th Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Ross will be the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, ensuring U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity. “President Trump used to say on the campaign trail that he had a three-part agenda for the American economy...

NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

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Whales are beautiful and magnificent creatures and are the largest and oldest mammals on Earth. This week, NOAA Fisheries and partners are celebrating Whale Week 2017 . Whales are found in every ocean of the world. Twenty-nine species of whales live in U.S. waters. All of these species are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) . Endangered and threatened marine mammals are also...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Statistics on Candy, Flowers, Jewelry and More in Recognition of Valentine's Day

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Expressing one’s affection to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Stats on Recording and Entertainment Industry Ahead of Grammy Awards

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Just in time for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled various statistics covering sound recording studios, artists, writers and more. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists for 2016. A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for Super Bowl 51

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Super Bowl 51 will be played February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The first Super Bowl was played on Jan. 15, 1967, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the Green Bay Packers beating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. This will be the third time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Houston. In the last one, the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in 2004. The U...

NOAA’s GOES-16 Satellite Sends First Images of Earth: Higher-Resolution Details will Lead to More Accurate Forecasts

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Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November 19, scientists, meteorologists and ordinary weather enthusiasts have anxiously waited for the first photos from NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-16, formerly GOES-R. Earlier this week, the first images were released. NOAA’s GOES-16, situated in geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above Earth, will boost the nation’s weather...