Department of Commerce

  • Donald Trump Jul 3

    Watchdog Says Government Blocking Report on Trump-Hurricane Flap

    A government watchdog says the Commerce Department is trying to block the findings of an investigation into the agency’s role in rebuking forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claims about the path of Hurricane Dorian last year.

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    US Slaps New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Support for Venezuela

    The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and will deny future applications for aircraft leases. It will also expand the sanctions on...

  • georgia Sep 26, 2019

    US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for California, 6 Other States

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts.

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    US Extends Limited Reprieve on Tech Sales to China's Huawei

    The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump showing a willingness to use the sanctions as a bargaining chip....

  • NBC News Aug 3, 2019

    US to Increase Sanctions Against Russia Over Ex-Spy's Poisoning

    The United States has announced more sanctions against Russia over its use of a nerve agent to try and assassinate former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018, the State Department said, as NBC News reported. The announced sanctions fall under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act and mean the U.S. will oppose loans and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says He Sees a Legal Path for Census Citizenship Query

    Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its inclusion, at least temporarily. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to ask...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says He Sees a Legal Path for Census Citizenship Query

    Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its inclusion, at least temporarily. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to ask...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says Yes to Another Path to Adding Citizenship Question

    Attorney General William Barr said there may be a legal path to Donald Trump’s goal to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census count, despite a temporary block by the Supreme Court.

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    US Economy Grew at Solid 3.1% Rate in First Quarter

    The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China. The gain in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, was unchanged...

  • American Civil Liberties Union Jun 26, 2019

    Experts Warn Census Citizenship Question Could Hurt Blue and Red States

    In the Corona-Elmhurst neighborhood of New York City’s Queens, the sewer grid is at maximum capacity, the schools are overcrowded and sanitation services barely cover the neighborhood’s requirements. The citizenship question on the 2020 census it likely make this worse because a significant portion of its population will go uncounted, and out of the radar of infrastructure and service planning....

  • New York Jun 26, 2019

    Experts Warn Census Citizenship Question Could Hurt Blue and Red States

    In the Corona-Elmhurst neighborhood of New York City’s Queens, the sewer grid is at maximum capacity, the schools are overcrowded and sanitation services barely cover the neighborhood’s requirements. The citizenship question on the 2020 census it likely make this worse because a significant portion of its population will go uncounted, and out of the radar of infrastructure and service planning....

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    In Michigan, Warren Touts Plan to Boost US Manufacturing

    Elizabeth Warren launched her first tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing, including the creation of a Cabinet-level department charged with “creating and defending” American jobs. The Department of Economic Development she would create would replace the Department of Commerce and consolidate several agencies, including the Small Business Administration and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    In Michigan, Warren Touts Plan to Boost US Manufacturing

    Elizabeth Warren launched her first tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing, including the creation of a Cabinet-level department charged with “creating and defending” American jobs. The Department of Economic Development she would create would replace the Department of Commerce and consolidate several agencies, including the Small Business Administration and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2019

    Trump's Mexico Tariffs Risk Pricing Some Americans Out of Buying a Car

    Honda’s head of American operations, Henio Arcangeli, worries that President Donald Trump’s latest proposal to slap a 5% tariff on auto imports from Mexico will price some Americans out of cars just when auto prices are near record highs. “The tariffs will be a problem for us and everyone else in the industry,” Arcangeli said in an interview. Like many...

  • Donald Trump Apr 23, 2019

    Supreme Court Justices Seem Ready to OK Asking Citizenship on Census

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census , despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted. There appeared to be a clear divide between the court’s liberal and conservative justices in arguments in a case that could affect how many seats states...

  • Donald Trump Apr 21, 2019

    Accuracy at Core of Supreme Court Case Over Census Question

    Justice Elena Kagan’s father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family’s apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an “alien,” though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship status appears to have been crossed out on the census form....

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2019

    Trump Says Census ‘Meaningless' Without Citizenship Question

    One year out from the start of the 2020 census, Census Bureau officials set out Monday to demonstrate the importance of the head count for all Americans. President Donald Trump offered a different message, saying the count will be “meaningless” if it doesn’t include a citizenship question. In a tweet Monday, Trump blamed “Radical Left Democrats” for opposing the “all...

  • Atlanta Mar 7, 2019

    A Hot US Job Market Is Coaxing People in From the Sidelines

    A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that they could no longer find enough people to fill their open...

  • Donald Trump Mar 6, 2019

    US Trade Deficit Hits 10-Year High Despite Trump's Promise

    The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. The Commerce Department figures released Wednesday undermined a key commitment by President Donald Trump, who promised to cut the...

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2019

    US Growth Slows at End of 2018, Is Likely to Slow More

    The U.S. economy turned in a solid performance in 2018, boosted in part by tax cuts and higher government spending. But growth slowed by year’s end, and most economists envision a weaker outlook for the coming months and probably years. The nation’s gross domestic product, the broadest gauge of economic health, expanded at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the...

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