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What does a citizenship question mean for census data and dollars?

by Ben Bradford Apr 23, 2019
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the 2020 census should include a citizenship question.
Demonstrators rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019, to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
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Here's why trade talks between the US and EU are slow

by Amy Scott Oct 18, 2018
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was in Brussels this week, talking trade with the European Commission. And apparently things aren’t going so well. Back in July, the United States agreed to hold off on its threat to slap tariffs on European…
The European Union and U.S. flags 
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Here's why trade talks between the US and EU are slow

by Amy Scott Oct 18, 2018
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was in Brussels this week, talking trade with the European Commission. And apparently things aren’t going so well. Back in July, the United States agreed to hold off on its threat to slap tariffs on European…
The European Union and U.S. flags 
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Trade showdown

Are businesses paying the price for Trump's negotiating strategy?

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 21, 2018
That’s what Kansas Senator Pat Roberts said to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at Wednesday’s Finance Committee hearing. He also asked if Ross would personally call one of his constituents, Mike Bergmeier, who works at a company that makes agricultural…

The U.S. strikes a deal with Chinese electronics giant ZTE

by Andy Uhler and Janet Nguyen Jun 7, 2018
But ZTE will be hit with a $1 billion penalty.
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Criticized for ship holdings, Ross owns more than previously known and the deals continue

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 8, 2017
Most of the 75 ships transport oil and gas products worldwide, presenting a conflict of interest for the commerce secretary as he negotiates trade deals. Records show 11 purchases since March. Ross has come under fire for not disclosing Russia-tied…
Wilbur Ross testifies at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Commerce Committee in January 2017. 
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Top Wilbur Ross aide played a role in trade deal while on the board of shipping firm tied to Russia

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 6, 2017
The agreement with China will increase U.S. exports of liquid natural gas. Navigator Holdings, which could gain from increased drilling, has a business partnership with a Russian-owned firm and is partially owned by Ross via an offshore investment fund. For…
Navigator Ceres, a liquefied petroleum gas ship owned by Navigator Holdings Ltd., in Brevik, Norway, in March 2016.
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business connections to Russian president's family

by Marielle Segarra Nov 6, 2017
Documents made public as part of a data dump being called the Paradise Papers show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has dealings with Sibur, an energy company with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, through his investment in a…
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross delivers remarks during an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 4 in Washington, D.C. 
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A key Trump administration goal is securing trade agreements

by Aaron Schrank Apr 24, 2017
The Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with the European Union’s trade negotiator in Washington today. Although it’s been buried by immigration and foreign policy in the first three months of President Trump’s administration, fixing trade was a key promise…

Will Wilbur Ross be good for trade?

by , and Jan 10, 2017
Update: After this story aired, Ross’ hearing was delayed to January 18. The original audio appears above. Wilbur Ross, president-elect Trump’s pick for Commerce Secretary, is scheduled to begin his confirmation hearings next week. Ross has decades of experience as…

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