June 8, 1999 |
The Clinton administration is preparing to loosen government controls on the sale of powerful computers to more than 100 countries only two weeks after a congressional committee charged it with carelessly permitting sales to China. The Commerce Department has proposed easing restrictions on sales to most countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe, administration sources said Monday.
December 3, 1991 |
The gross national product, the time-honored gauge of U.S. economic performance, will be downgraded this week as government officials unveil a different measure that focuses more on activity inside the nation's borders. Beginning with Wednesday's release of revised third-quarter figures, the Commerce Department will concentrate on gross domestic product, which measures goods and services produced in the country, rather than on the more familiar gross national product.
March 13, 1997 |
The Clinton administration has offered to give away a huge, valuable block of the radio spectrum to help several billionaire entrepreneurs, including Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, resolve a dispute over their competing wireless telephone and Internet services.
July 31, 1989 |
In farewell salvos today, departing U.S. Customs Commissioner William von Raab plans to step up his assault on "wimps" at the State Department and "dithering" officials at the Treasury and Justice departments who have opposed his anti-drug efforts. Von Raab, whose eight years as customs chief have been marked by controversial initiatives and combative rhetoric, also plans to assail "free-wheeling licensing gurus" at the Commerce Department who have let U.S.
June 5, 1986 |
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Wednesday that imported Canadian forklift truck arms were not injuring domestic firms, rejecting their request that tariffs be imposed on the imports. The 6-0 vote was the second ruling this week on Canadian imports by the independent commission, which monitors compliance with U.S. trade law. On Monday the commission ruled 4-2 that Canada and Taiwan were dumping oil field tubular steel goods on the U.S. market, injuring U.S.
February 9, 2003 |
Money spent on new construction climbed 1.2% in December to the highest annual rate since last February, the Commerce Department reported. U.S. construction spending increased to an annual rate of $858.3 billion in December from November's $847.9 billion. The December figure was 2% above the rate for December 2001. Spending on new residential housing units was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $314.4 billion in December, 3.2% above November.