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U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Dried Tart Cherries from Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters from this country have sold dried tart cherries at less than fair value in the United States at rates ranging from 541.29 percent to 648.35 percent. In addition, the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Quartz Surface Products from India and Turkey

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey, finding that exporters from these countries sold quartz surface products at less than fair value in the United States at the following rates: India – 2.62 to 5.05 percent Turkey – 0.00 percent to 4.88...

NOAA Celebrates Corals Week and How Healthy Coral Reefs Benefit the Economy

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Healthy coral reefs support commercial and subsistence fisheries as well as jobs and businesses through tourism and recreation. Approximately half of all federally managed fisheries depend on coral reefs and related habitats for a portion of their life cycles. The National Marine Fisheries Service estimates the commercial value of U.S. fisheries from coral reefs is over $100 million. Local...

What is the Historical Probability of a White Christmas in Your State?

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Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the parts of the Lower 48* where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white Christmas. For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas, you can find places that...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Has Much to Learn from Indiana’s Workforce Programs

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This week, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is holding its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, thanks to a kind invitation from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a champion of Indiana’s workers and an important member of the Workforce Advisory Board. On Wednesday, the Advisory Board toured the Indianapolis Speedway to witness firsthand the ongoing importance of the Indy Car Series to the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan, finding that exporters from this country have dumped carbon and alloy steel threaded rod in the United States at a margin of 32.26 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs...

EDA Invests $346 Million in 239 Projects Across the U.S in or Near Opportunity Zones

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is two years old this week. A key element of the bipartisan bill is the Opportunity Zones initiative. Since January 2018, EDA has invested $346 million in 239 projects in or near Opportunity Zones. An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where private investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for capital gain tax incentives...

NTIA Celebrates 25 Years of Internet Use Survey Research on Consumer Use of Computers and the Internet

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We’re excited to celebrate the quarter-century birthday of our partnership with the Census Bureau on a survey about consumer use of computers and the Internet! Last month, across all fifty states and the District of Columbia, Census interviewers talked to 52,000 households for this comprehensive survey, which collects data every two years on who goes online, what computing devices and technologies...