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39th and current United States Secretary of Commerce

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Wilbur Ross: 39th and current United States Secretary of Commerce
Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. is an American investor and the current United States Secretary of Commerce. On November 30, 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Ross for that post. On February 27, 2017, the Senate confirmed him in a 72–27 vote. He was sworn into office on February 28, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump tours Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Wednesday gave President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the famed Indianapolis 500...
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Proper U.S.-China trade deal more important than timing: U.S. Commerce chief

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday rejected any deadlines on a trade deal with China and launched a fresh attack on telecoms giant Huawei, further dimming hopes for an end to a 17-month..
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Wall Street falls as trade hopes wane [Video]Wall Street falls as trade hopes wane

U.S. stocks sold off for a third consecutive session Tuesday after comments from President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threw cold water on hopes of a possible near-term respite from..

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Dow joins S&P 500, Nasdaq at record highs [Video]Dow joins S&P 500, Nasdaq at record highs

The Dow set a record closing high, joining the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq in doing so amid optimism surrounding corporate earnings and 'phase one' of the U.S.-China trade deal. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq set record closing highs [Video]S&P 500, Nasdaq set record closing highs

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at all-time highs on Friday with investors encouraged by an upbeat jobs report and a rebound in Chinese manufacturing. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Trump: Trade deal with China is 'coming along very well' [Video]Trump: Trade deal with China is 'coming along very well'

President Donald Trump continued to speak optimistically about the possibility of a deal to end the U.S. trade war with China, telling reporters at the White House on Monday that the trade deal is..

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U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal [Video]U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal

The world's two biggest economies have announced an early-stage trade deal that has dialed down the rhetoric but tensions remain. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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How a tiny aluminum maker won protection [Video]How a tiny aluminum maker won protection

This U.S. plant operated by Century Aluminum on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River is a relative success story in an industry still reeling from global competition. Conway Gittens reports.

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U.S. has not ruled out imposing tariffs on imported autos: Commerce chief

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday the Trump administration has not ruled out imposing tariffs on imported autos, after letting a review period end in November with no action.
Reuters - Published

Huawei urging suppliers to break the law by moving offshore: Ross

China's telecoms giant Huawei has been encouraging its suppliers to violate U.S. law by telling them to move operations offshore in a bid to avoid U.S. sanctions, Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur..
Reuters - Published

Wall Street falls as trade hopes wane

U.S. stocks sold off for a third consecutive session on Tuesday after comments from President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threw cold water on hopes of a possible near-term respite..
Reuters - Published

Wall Street falls for third straight day as trade hopes dim

Wall Street set course for its third consecutive sell-off on Tuesday as investor optimism over a potential near-term respite from the U.S.-China trade war evaporated following commentary from President..
Reuters - Published

Wall St. tumbles as Trump dents hopes of trade deal this year

Wall Street's main indexes hovered near one-month lows on Tuesday, as comments from President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stoked fears of a significant delay in resolving a trade..
Reuters - Published

Wall Street sinks as Trump hints at delay in trade deal with China

Wall Street fell more than 1% and the benchmark S&P 500 hit a near one-month low on Tuesday, as comments from President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stoked fears of a significant..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Commerce Secretary: Trump's objectives on U.S.-China trade deal haven't changed

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday told CNBC that President Donald Trump's objectives on a trade deal with China have not changed and that Trump is under no time pressure to complete a..
Reuters - Published

Ross says Trump has flexibility on tariffs toward France, Europe

President Donald Trump has wide latitude in handling trade with France and other European allies, including imposing tariffs, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC in an interview in on..
Reuters - Published

Wall St. extends declines as Commerce Secretary Ross comments on China tariffs

U.S. stocks extended declines on Tuesday as U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on CNBC that U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports due Dec. 15 would be imposed unless there was substantive progress in..
Reuters - Published

House sues William Barr and Wilbur Ross over census documents

The House Oversight Committee sues attorney general and commerce secretary for ignoring requests for census documents
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U.S. House panel sues Barr, Ross seeking to enforce Census probe subpoenas

U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday said they had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to enforce subpoenas against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of their..
Reuters - Published

U.S., China trade talks to continue Friday: U.S. commerce chief

U.S.-China trade talks are set to continue with a telephone call on Friday as both sides seek to hammer out a phase one trade pact, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, adding that progress was..
Reuters - Published

Ross says U.S., China to discuss trade deal in call on Friday

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday there would be a call between U.S. and Chinese officials later in the day as both sides continue to hammer out a phase one trade pact, but added U.S...
Reuters - Published

Ross says phase one trade deal with China will be good start

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday that very good progress was being made towards completing a phase one trade agreement with China and he was hopeful that it would be a precursor to a..
Reuters - Published

'Still time' for Thailand to solve U.S. duty-free issue: U.S. commerce secretary

Thailand still has time to renegotiate with the United States over a suspension of duty-free preferences on imports of Thai goods before the suspension takes effect in April, U.S. Commerce Secretary..
Reuters - Published

U.S. tariffs on China are working, says U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Tariffs are forcing China to pay attention to U.S. concerns, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in Sydney on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

India protectionist, but US negotiating limited trade deal

india protectionist, but us negotiating limited trade deal
India is among the world’s most protectionist countries but the United States is trying to negotiate a limited trade deal with the South Asian nation to resolve their differences, US Secretary of..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross denies falling asleep during Trump's U.N. speech

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared to fall asleep during President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, but Ross denied this, saying he "was concentrating..
Reuters - Published

'Somebody wake up Wilbur Ross!': Social media users say Commerce chief asleep during Trump UN speech

Part of the way through Trump's speech, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared to fall asleep and users on Twitter quickly took notice.
USATODAY.com - Published

Congress investigates whether administration tried to bolster Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim on Alabama

Lawmakers asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for records related to Trump's claim about Dorian's threat to Alabama and efforts to defend it.
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U.S. House panel probes Commerce Secretary Ross over Trump Dorian tweet kerfuffle

A U.S. House panel on Wednesday opened an investigation into U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' potential role in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to rebuke an Alabama..
Reuters - Published

White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ position.
NYTimes.com - Published

US gives Huawei a 90-day reprieve on technology trade ban

us gives huawei a 90-day reprieve on technology trade ban
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the U.S. will extend by 90 days the ability of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to buy supplies from U.S. companies. It's the second extension for Click to..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it..
Reuters - Published

Invesco thrives in China as former executive Ross leads Trump's trade war

The former investment company of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been flourishing in China, even as he marshals billions of dollars' worth of punishing tariffs in America's deepening trade war.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Commerce Secretary Says No Date Set For Next Round Of China Trade Talks

u.s. commerce secretary says no date set for next round of china trade talks
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested Wednesday the United States and China have not determined when to hold their next round of face-to-face trade talks, the South China Morning Post reported...
WorldNews - Published

Wilbur Ross Says Hong Kong Protests Are 'Internal Matter' For China

wilbur ross says hong kong protests are 'internal matter' for china
President Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States should not become involved in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong since the dispute is between the Hong Kong citizens and..
WorldNews - Published

Bolton, Ross to give U.S. 'big presence' at Venezuela summit in Peru: U.S. official

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will speak at a conference on Venezuela in Peru next week as part of a campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to outline plans to help Venezuela after Maduro leaves: U.S. official

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will outline Washington's plans to help rebuild Venezuela in the event President Nicolas Maduro leaves - at a conference in Lima next week, a senior U.S...
Reuters - Published

Ross to attend Venezuela summit in Peru on Tuesday, U.S. says

U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will attend a summit in Lima, Peru to discuss Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross pledges support for Venezuela reconstruction

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the United States is ready to support pro-market reforms and privatizations in Venezuela with credit and investment.
Reuters - Published

Justice Department won't prosecute Barr and Ross after House voted to hold them in contempt

Deputy Attorney General Rosen indicated the Department of Justice would take no action to prosecute Commerce Secretary Ross or Attorney General Barr.
USATODAY.com - Published

Justice Department will not pursue criminal contempt charges in Census dispute with Congress

The U.S. Justice Department will not pursue criminal charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, after Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to hold them..
Reuters - Published

U.S. will deal with Huawei waiver applications within weeks: Ross

The Trump administration plans to handle applications from tech companies seeking waivers over Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's blacklisting within the next few weeks, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross..
Reuters - Published

House Votes To Hold Cabinet Members Barr, Ross In Contempt For Defying Subpoenas

house votes to hold cabinet members barr, ross in contempt for defying subpoenas
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a battle between the Trump administration..
WorldNews - Published

House holds Barr, Ross in criminal contempt over census documents

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the..
Reuters - Published

House votes to hold Trump officials in contempt over census dispute

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the..
Reuters - Published

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