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U.S. Department of Commerce

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  • Billions In Wheat Exports From Stamford? It's True!

    If you saw the press release from the U.S. Department of Commerce on exports Wednesday, you would think the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area had a great year in 2013 — $11.1 billion in shipments to foreign countries. That would rank Bridgeport-...
  • Chicago export goods rise 11% last year, putting region 6th in U.S.

    Chicago export goods rise 11% last year, putting region 6th in U.S.
    Metro Chicago saw a 10.7 percent rise in the value of goods exported last year, to $44.9 billion, inching up one slot to place No. 6 nationwide, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report released Tuesday. The top five metros areas: Houston, New...
  • Orlando area ranks 76th for U.S. goods exports

    Orlando area ranks 76th for U.S. goods exports
    Orlando can’t compete with Miami or Tampa’s seaports when it comes to exports of goods but the metro area still has a considerable volume, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The data counts exports from airports...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Soroptimist Girls' Forum Celebrates Science

    They competed against each other to build the strongest bridge, the slowest path for a ball to travel down, and raced to be the first to solve a crime scene using ink chromatography and fingerprints. The Soroptimist International of Greater Hartford's 5th...
  • China's new satellite is said to spot pot fields, smuggler routes

    China has poured billions of dollars into building a nationwide surveillance network – by one 2013 estimate, the country had 30 million surveillance cameras in parks, on highways and even in taxis. Now, there’s one more very powerful eye...
  • Indians in Silicon Valley bursting with pride over new Microsoft CEO

    Since it became apparent last week that Satya Nadella was in line to become only the third chief executive of Microsoft, the Indian community in Silicon Valley has been bubbling over with pride. That his ascension would generate such excitement might...
  • Foley Steers Campaign Onto The Rocks

    Foley Steers Campaign Onto The Rocks
    They raised the Costa Concordia on Tuesday. The 114,000-ton, 900-foot-long cruise ship had been on its side off the coast of Italy since January 2012, wrecked by a blundering captain who let the ship go off course and into submerged rocks. His name was...
  • Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows

    Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows
    The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs. The port'...
  • What powers Grand Prix? S-T-E-M

    What powers Grand Prix? S-T-E-M
    When the rubber met the road for the Baltimore Grand Prix, also known as "A Celebration of Acceleration," there was, indeed, a lot to celebrate: Favorite drivers and racing teams, Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, and the array of action that creates an...
  • $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.

    $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.
    Two Baltimore nonprofits received a $520,000 federal grant for a program to help create jobs in medical research and biotechnology. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and nonprofit BioHealth Innovation Inc. are establishing what is known as a...
  • Baltimore wins $900,000 grant for business center

    Baltimore wins $900,000 grant for business center
    Baltimore has won a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to launch a minority business development center, the agency said. The city was among seven winners of a $7.3 million grant competition intended to increase minority-owned...