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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)...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Merit Medical Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Introduced by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Thank you, Governor Herbert, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with Vice President Pence and Governor Herbert, and with the Medical Merit Systems’ workforce and CEO Fred Lampropoulos. It is also a pleasure to be with Sen. Romney; Congressman Bishop; and the peerless, Senator Hatch. Utah has always been well represented in Washington,...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet from Korea, Mexico, and Oman

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) investigations to determine whether polyethylene terephthalate sheet (PET sheet) from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Sultanate of Oman are being dumped in the United States. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed on July 9, 2019 by Advanced Extrusions, Inc. (Rogers, MN), Ex...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Elite Well Services in Artesia, New Mexico

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Introduced by Claire Chase, Member of Elite Well Services ’ Board of Directors Thank you, Claire, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with Vice President Pence and with a company doing so much to improve the fortunes of so many people in New Mexico and throughout America. You are providing the country with the energy independence that has eluded us since the first Arab Oil...