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U.S. Department of Commerce

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  • Hampton Roads economic growth slow-going

    Hampton Roads economic growth slow-going
    The region's economy hasn't really been growing all that much since the recession, if you take a look at the latest U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis numbers. Real regional gross domestic product, which is adjusted for inflation, shows little change year...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A nuclear opportunity

    A nuclear opportunity
    Companies supplying components for the nuclear power industry are located throughout the United States, including a number in Maryland. These manufacturing firms have developed businesses providing components and equipment required for the maintenance and...
  • Retail sales edged up in April

    Retail sales edged up in April
    Did you get out and shop in April? Retail sales numbers released today show improving consumer confidence and more spending in stores. The National Retail Federation reported a 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted sales gain from March to April,...
  • Inmate sues Taco Bell over Doritos taco shells

    Inmate sues Taco Bell over Doritos taco shells
    Many an inebriated college student may have thought about how good tacos wrapped in a Doritos shell would taste, but a prison inmate is suing Irvine-based Taco Bell, saying the idea for the fast-food hit was his. Gary Anthony Cole, 49, filed a federal...
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