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Spotlight on Commerce: Sharon Tosi Lacey, PhD, Chief Historian, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Sharon Tosi Lacey, Ph.D., Chief Historian, U.S. Census Bureau “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” –Winston Churchill As a historian, I spend much of my time buried...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laurie Locascio, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Blog post by Laurie Locascio, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Like a lot of scientists, I am very goal-oriented, so after I got my Ph.D. in...

Celebrating Women of Innovation

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily recall male inventors or scientists such as...

Department of Commerce Finalizes Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation Determinations Against Chinese Chemical Companies

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Today, the Department of Commerce finalized determinations in an antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of chemical imports, including HEDP, from the People’s Republic of China. “The United States will not stand for the flouting of our trade laws,” said Secretary Ross. “As laid out in the President’s Budget Blueprint, this administration will make fair and secure trade a...

Fact Sheet: Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidies of Imports of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China

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View full PDF with charts On March 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The AD and CVD laws provide U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent, quasi...

Spotlight on Commerce: Emma Hickerson, Deep Diver, National Marine Sanctuaries

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. When Emma Hickerson started volunteering at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary headquarters in Galveston, Texas, in 1996, it was just a "temporary thing" – or so she thought. But things didn't quite work...

The Patents and Trademarks Behind Lucky Charms™ Cereal

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Guest blog post by D. Lawrence Tarazano, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office This originally appeared on Smithsonian.com on March 14, 2017. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, people think of many different things: Irish folk music, green beer, corned beef and cabbage. But I have something else in mind. Championed by a leprechaun, they’re magically delicious!™ If you guessed Lucky Charms™ breakfast...

Spotlight on Commerce: Mary C. Oursler, Keeper of the Census Records

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. The U.S. Census Bureau has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to employing women. Ever since 1880, when it started using professional enumerators rather than U.S. marshals, the Census Office had employed...