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Sep 18, 2019

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Durable goods slump in April

by Eve Epstein May 24, 2019
Orders for autos, metals and business machinery were all down.
A customer shops for washers and dryers at Lowe's in Burbank, Calif.
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To exempt or not: How the Commerce Department decides who pays steel tariffs

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 9, 2018
Data suggests industry objections weigh heavily in decisions.
A worker prepares to lift a roll of steel with a crane at a shipyard in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province in May.
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Tariff exemption process remains "frustrating" for companies submitting applications

by Marketplace Staff Nov 7, 2018
Ronnie Smith at McMahon Steel is not convinced the people evaluating his requests were prepared to do so.
A worker handles steel cables at a factory in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province in July. 
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Trump has you to thank for those good GDP numbers

by Andy Uhler Jul 27, 2018
This post was updated on July 27 at 7:54 a.m. CT. The Commerce Department has released second-quarter gross domestic product numbers this morning, showing that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent — the fastest pace…
People walk through a Manhattan shopping mall on June 28, 2018 in New York City. 
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As new tariffs are announced, Commerce Dept. faces crunch over exclusion applications

by Reema Khrais Jun 15, 2018
U.S. tariffs announced today will affect more than 800 products from China, everything from aircraft tires and boat motors to cranes and bulldozers. Government officials say they’ll give U.S. companies the chance to request that certain products they import from…

The U.S. trade deficit got smaller in April but a wider lens shows a less rosy picture

by Kimberly Adams Jun 6, 2018
Fluctuations in the trade deficit coupled with recent trade tensions cause a rebalancing of trade flow.

Congress weighs changes to foreign investment oversight

by Tracey Samuelson May 21, 2018
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act is likely headed for a vote in the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.
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Here’s why U.S. small businesses don’t export more

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 21, 2018
The Commerce Department kicks off World Trade Week on Monday. It’s honoring 43 U.S. exporters. Thirty-three of them are small- or mid-sized businesses. But as it turns out, small businesses could be exporting more. Click the audio player above to…

Study finds housing shortages in 22 states

by Aaron Schrank Apr 17, 2018
The Commerce Department reports March housing starts Tuesday, giving us a snapshot of new home construction. U.S. housing production is finally returning to pre-recession levels, but a new report underscores that we’re still not building new homes fast enough to…

Does data mean retailers are pulling back?

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 14, 2018
We got some number today hot off the keyboards of the folks at the Commerce Department. They show that retail spending in January was lower than December by 0.3 percent. That dip was notable because the consensus was actually that…