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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...

U.S. Metro Areas Exported $1.5 Trillion in Merchandise Across the World in 2018

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration released the 2018 goods export data for the nation's 392 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), highlighting that U.S. metro areas exported a significant $1.5 trillion in merchandise across the world last year. In fact, from 2017 to 2018, exports from MSAs increased $110.3 billion – or 8.1 percent, and 259...

USPTO Announces Federal Register Notice on Artificial Intelligence Patent Issues

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The following is a cross-post from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Blog post by Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO As a former Silicon Valley intellectual property attorney for more than 20 years, the potential of disruptive technology has long been of special interest to me. Artificial intelligence (AI)...