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2014-07-11 16:21:46

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Commerce made its decision to impose dumping margins against South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the United States: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "With this decision, the U.S. Commerce Department listened to thousands of hard-working Americans and took a...

2014-06-23 12:20:54

Obama administration's "Doing Business in Africa" initiative scores first aviation industry win; helps Chicago-based company land multi-million dollar deal to support 737NG aircraft WOOD DALE, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global aerospace, government and defense contractor, has become the first aviation company to land a multi-year deal under the Obama administration's "Doing Business in Africa" initiative. AAR is announcing a five-year multi-million...

2010-06-14 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NetChoice today filed comments with the U.S. Department of Commerce welcoming the agency's increased role in advocating for streamlined and proactive regulations that will promote online services. The entire comments can be found here. The comments were filed in response to a Commerce Department notice seeking input from online innovators regarding the agency's future role in guiding policy recommendations on U.S. and international privacy...

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2009-09-25 11:12:34

U.S. new home sales rose in August, pulling modestly ahead of July's figures, but remaining lower than last year's rate, the U.S. Commerce Department said. New home sales in August reached an seasonally adjusted annual rate of 429,000, 0.7 percent higher than July, but 3.4 percent lower than August 2008, the department said. In July, sales rose 9.6 percent over June, an indication the rambunctious run up had stalled. The median sales price for new homes in August was $195,200, while the...

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2009-09-15 10:28:25

Retail and food sales rose 2.7 percent in August to $351.4 billion, but sales remain sharply lower than a year ago, the U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday. Total sales for August were down 7.6 percent from August 2008, the department's Census Bureau said in a news release. Retail trade sales were up 3 percent from July, but still were 6 percent below last year. Gasoline station sales fell 26.7 percent from August 2008 while building material and garden equipment sales were down 13.6...

2009-08-18 10:53:34

Housing market indicators fell in July after two months of increases for housing starts and permits issued, the U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday. In May, housing starts climbed 17.2 percent above April's starts. In June, the upswing continued with a 3.6 percent rise. Economists expected two months of increases to turn into three, but housing starts dropped 1 percent to an adjusted annual rate of 581,000 homes, the department said. Permits issued fell 1.8 percent to an annual rate of...

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2009-08-09 09:10:00

The U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday that Internet access providers such as Verizon, Comcast and AT&T do not have to disclose to the government how much revenue they generate from each subscriber, or at what speed their Internet connections typically run.Instead, the telecom providers will be required to provide the information according to blocks consisting of roughly a dozen households.  The companies must also disclose the speed of the Internet service they...