U.S Department of Commerce

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U.S Department of Commerce

A department of the United States federal government charged with encouraging economic growth. It issues patents, sets standards for companies and sectors and gathers data on the state of the American economy. It also supervises the U.S. Census. It was established in 1903 as the Department of Commerce and Labor; Commerce split from what became the Labor Department in 1913.
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It is understood that the president will announce soon that he won't support recommendations from the U.S. Commerce Department that would compel nuclear power station operators to purchase a large portion of the radioactive fuel from U.S.
Construction spending in the United States fell 0.1 percent in October compared with September, its third straight monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Spending reached a peak of $1.32 trillion in May.
The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration is awarding a $3.1 million grant to the Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission to make water infrastructure improvements needed to keep businesses open in the event of future severe weather events.
import steel restrictions, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a statement on Aug.
17 (Petra)-- The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday.
India brought the original complaint to the WTO in April 2012, after the U.S. Commerce Department set an import duty of nearly 286 percent on a circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India to offset government subsidies.
Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE got good news over the weekend when the U.S. Commerce Department removed its ban on companies selling parts to the embattled firm.
On Wednesday, U.S. Commerce Department data showed that housing starts in September grew at their fastest pace since July 2008.
The comment came after the U.S. Commerce Department announced Thursday that Chinese makers had dumped solar cells and panels in the United States at margins ranging from 31.14 percent to 249.96 percent.
The move came shortly after the U.S. Commerce Department set final anti-dumping duties of 265.79 percent and anti-subsidy duties of 256.44 percent on imports of cold-rolled flat steel from China.
In all, 12,677 companies in Washington were involved in exporting, according to U.S. Commerce Department data.