Commerce Department

What happens when a billionaire faces Congressional confirmation?

May 20, 2013
Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.
Posted In: Commerce Department, Obama, Congress

Meet the two new nominees for President Obama's economic team

May 2, 2013
The president has nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department, and Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative.
Posted In: Obama, Commerce Department, trade

MID-DAY UPDATE: American families make 18% less after the financial crisis, radiation levels continue to rise in Japan

Mar 25, 2011
Here are some of today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web. The economy, in the last quarter of 2010, grew ...
Posted In: Commerce Department, Economy, financial crisis, Forbes, Fukushima, gas, gas prices, GDP, Honda, Japan, mid-day update, Nissan, nuclear, nuclear energy, nuclear power, production, radiation, Rederal Reserve, Toyota

MID-DAY UPDATE: U.S. economy up 3.2% , Australia, Trans-Arctic shipping

Jan 28, 2011
The U.S. economy grew by 3.2 percent last quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday, in its report on the nation's gross domestic product. Jill...
Posted In: Australia, Comcast, Commerce Department, flood, GDP, Jobs, mid-day update, NBC Universal

MIDDAY UPDATE: December retail numbers, tax refunds and free college

Jan 14, 2011
December retail numbers saw .6 percent increase according to today's report from the U.S. Commerce Department. Jill Schlesinger of CBS/MoneyWatch...
Posted In: accounting, colleges, Commerce Department, housing market, Jobs, KPMG, mid-day update, Retail, tax refund

MIDDAY UPDATE: TARP, HAMP, and retail

Dec 14, 2010
Today Jeremy Hobson spoke to former Democratic Ted Kaufman, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel. About $50 billion of the $700 billion TARP...
Posted In: Best Buy, Big Book, Commerce Department, Facebook, foreclosures, Gordon Brown, HAMP, JC Penney, mid-day update, Retail, TARP