SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 13: A customer shops for shoes at a Skechers store on May 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a Commerce Department report, falling gas prices help boost retail and food service sales 0.1 percent in April one month after March sales fell 0.5 percent.
The Treasury Department is searching for a new No. 2, the Department of Homeland Security is missing its top two cybersecurity officials and about 30 percent of the top jobs at the Commerce Department are still vacant.
The global nuclear technology market is a major opportunity for U.S. vendors and suppliers. The Commerce Department estimates the commercial opportunity over the next decade may be worth as much as $740 billion ... If U.S. suppliers were able to capture nominally 25 percent of this market, it would create or sustain up to 185,000 high-paying American jobs.
This would be as a partnership with the Commerce Department, where they're putting money in and we're putting money in ... It would not go forward unless we have their commitment that they have done the type of due diligence you spoke about.More quotes »
Retail sales slow in January, report shows
took a bite out of consumers' paychecks. The 0.1 percent climb followed an unrevised 0.5 percent increase in December, U.S. Commerce Department figures showed Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The advance matched the median forecast of 80 economists surveyed by Read more »
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Buffett Boosts Stake in Wells Fargo, Sending Shares Higher
time of writing, stock in the nation's fourth largest bank by assets is trading up by $0.23, or 0.58%. Data released from the Commerce Department this morning showed that new-home construction fell last month more than economists had predicted. For the month from Motley Fool Read more »
New construction at a five year high
Mich., (WZZM) -- The U.S. Commerce Department says applications for new construction rose to a five year high. Building permits are up 14 percent, the highest since June 2008. In West Michigan, home builders say business is definitely better. "I think in 2008, from WZZM Grand Rapids Read more »
Housing Starts Slide 16.5% for April
starts took a 16.5% nosedive to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 853,000 for April, according to a Commerce Department report (link opens in PDF) released today. While housing starts disappointed, new permits in April point to potential growth ahead. Permits from WalletPop Read more »
U.S. housing starts down 16.5 percent in April
broke ground on fewer houses in April, but applications for new home construction topped the 1 million threshold, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Thursday. Privately owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 853,000 last month. from SINA English Read more »