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commerce department


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913


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  • The commerce department said it had fined Wal-Mart 21 times for various problems over the past five years before the pork issue became public this week.

    Wal-Mart Detentions Swept Up 37 People

  • At the commerce department, Mr. Locke made numerous appearances and overseas trips to help the administration reach its goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014.

    China Post Goes to Commerce Secretary

  • According to the commerce department, profits at American companies grew to an annual rate of1.659 trillion in the third quarter of 2010 -- the highest they've been since the government began keeping track more than 60 years ago.

    Jeffrey Hollender: Five Things Business Leaders Must Do in 2011

  • The commerce department announced yesterday that factory orders had fallen by 0.8% in July as companies cut back on orders for aeroplanes, cars and heavy machinery.

    Wall Street still in doldrums despite debt deal

  • If you want to include the underemployed numbers, the number of people who actually have taken second jobs so they're not officially unemployed now, but who are making 60 percent less than they were making before who are just trying to qualify for Social Security and to get a little bit of money coming in, it's closer to 22 percent according to the commerce department.

    Dan Lybarger: When There's No Clock to Punch: Writer-Director John Wells on The Company Men

  • Her name is Amanda Simpson (ph) and he ` s appointed her to become part of the commerce department.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2010

  • But I'm telling you, health and human services still open, commerce department.

    CNN Transcript Feb 20, 2009

  • Before the group left South Carolina, some members of the mission suggested an additional bird-hunting excursion to Cordoba, Argentina, according to Kara Borie, a spokeswoman for the commerce department.

    Gov. Sanford Struggles to Hang On

  • After the one-and-half-day hunting trip, Mr. Sanford and an employee of the commerce department traveled at taxpayer expense to Buenos Aires, according to state records.

    Gov. Sanford Struggles to Hang On

  • The commerce department said today retail sales in February fell less than forecasted and rose more in January than previously estimated.

    CNN Transcript Mar 12, 2009


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