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Secretary of Commerce

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with encouraging economic growth. The secretary is responsible for issuing patents, setting standards for companies and sectors, and gathering data on the state of the American economy. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Discussions were held with the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and key representatives of the US Department of Commerce, The Carlyle Group, the US Department of Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and the IMF.
Science and technology company The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) reported on Thursday the nomination of John Bryson by president Barack Obama as the US secretary of commerce.
Bauer will be one of a panel of judges responsible for selecting the final candidates for the award and recommending them to the US Secretary of Commerce.
Abu Dhabi, Jumada I 8, 1435, Mar 9, 2014, SPA -- General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received here today visiting US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Minister of Industry MS Hidayat have announced three new clean-energy deals worth around US$360 million between US and Indonesian firms.
On 28th November 2012, Acting US Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca Blank announced the formation of the center that would provide a unified approach to the clean energy venture in sub-Saharan Africa.
Signed in the presence of Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister of India, during the visit to the United States of His Excellency Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, and officiated by the US Secretary of Commerce, Norman Mineta, the MOU signing ceremony was seen by many as a milestone for the realization of an on-line trading community among emerging markets.