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Spotlight on Commerce: Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division

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Blog post by Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division My name is Laura and I have encountered many of the experiences as a first-generation professional in the United States. My parents were college-educated in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Once they got to the U.S., they both had to begin their work lives all over again and in a new language...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ko Barrett, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Blog post by Ko Barrett, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Ko Barrett. I am a first-generation professional and the first person in my extended family to attend college. We were a working-class family of six, living in the “inner city” where crime was rampant and civil unrest was a fact of life during the turbulent late...

Spotlight on Commerce: Gregory White, Data Analyst, Human Capital Strategy and Diversity Office

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Blog post by Gregory White, Data Analyst, Human Capital Strategy and Diversity Office As a first-generation professional, my journey was complicated by a lack of three things that I think are valuable to success: a) a lighthouse, b) a sounding board, and c) a reference point for success. A lighthouse is a navigational beacon. It helps to orient you and warn you of danger. Early in my academic and...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Athens, Greece

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Introduced by AmCham Greece President Nikos Bakatselos Thank you, Nikos for the kind introduction, and the opportunity to meet with you and fellow AmCham members. I am pleased to be back in Greece almost a year to the day from my attending last year’s Thessaloniki International Fair. A lot has happened since then, including the formation of a new government, and highly successful bond offerings on...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain fabricated structural steel from China and Mexico, finding that exporters from China and Mexico have dumped fabricated structural steel in the United States at margins ranging from 0.00 percent to 141.38 percent and 0.00 percent to 30.58...

NTIA Releases First Annual Report on Spectrum Repurposing

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The following is a cross-post from the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Today, the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released the first annual report showing continuing efforts to repurpose parts of the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum to meet the future communications needs of commercial...

Real Consumer Spending Rises in July

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Personal income increased 0.1 percent in July after increasing 0.5 percent in June. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.2 percent in July after increasing 0.5 percent in June. Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, increased 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.4 percent in June. Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation...

U.S. Census Bureau Data Helps Hurricane Dorian Efforts

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Hurricane Dorian is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Dorian developed from a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic. Dorian is a small but potent storm. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to...