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Commerce

The practice of buying and selling goods and services, whether for use or investment. Commerce usually refers to buying and selling on a large scale; that is, the sale of one widget is a transaction, while the sale of all the widgets in a country is the commerce of widgets. See also: E-commerce.
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As Jones prepared to leave the Department of Commerce in December 1936, there were a total of 240 African Americans working through the Department of Commerce.
Brady, the Supreme Court announced the four-pronged test against which all subsequent Commerce Clause cases have been analyzed.
Earlier writers pinned their arguments on biblical precept, employing an idiom founded on Protestant notions of "human sin, Christian morality, and divine judgment." As the century progressed, the writing of antislavery activists shows an increasing concern with "larger questions about the nature of trade, manners, and consumption," such that the slave trade consistently is pictured as the exemplar of repulsive, non-Christian commerce. The resultant rhetoric combined spirituality and commerce to create what Gould calls a "commercial jeremiad." This rhetoric portrays the slave trade as a noxious combination of "ignorance and barbarity" that figures the African as innocent commodity and the Anglo-American as barbarous commercial gambler and seducer.
Perfect Commerce says its solutions can reduce overall purchasing costs by more than 15 percent, cut transaction costs 75 percent and significantly enhance buyer-supplier relationships.
"As a customer of both PeopleSoft and Perfect Commerce, we applaud the announcement of this new solution," said Arnaud Neven, Process Director, GPG (Global Procurement Group), BNP Paribas.
B2C accounted for only 7 percent of e-commerce sales in 2002, the most recent year for which data are available (Department of Commerce 2004a).
The electric are furnace steelmaking organization the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) was also reported to have met with the Commerce Department concerning the scrap situation.
La mise sur pied du Centre de commerce international de FedNor est un element cle de la strategie commerciale globale de FedNor dans le Nord de l'Ontario.
Many other organizations including the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration hold national conferences where entrepreneurs can attend training sessions.
The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), which was intended to facilitate electronic commerce, removes legal barriers to recognizing electronically authenticated (or signed) transactions as valid.
The authors praise wireless communications and are quick to point out that wireless technology--its devices and uses--will have a greater effect on daily life than even personal computers or the World Wide Web.Mobile commerce, still in its nascent stages, will eventually be the dominant form of e-commerce.