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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

U.S. extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China’s Huawei

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the …


House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship …


Dana Milbank: Now playing at the Supreme Court: How to preserve white power in four easy steps

The Trump administration and Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices Tuesday held a legal seminar on how to preserve white hegemony in four easy steps.


George F. Will: Supreme Court’s census case has bigger ramifications

Wilber Ross’ U.S. census case before the Supreme Court is another in which presidential behavior is provoking plaintiffs to ask the judiciary to police the blurry boundaries of executive discretion.


Kathleen Parker: Let them eat cake

When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me,” he inadvertently foreshadowed the government shutdown of 2018-19.


Supreme Court shields Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering questions on census

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday night shielded Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering lawyers’ questions in a lawsuit challenging his decision to add a citizenship question to the …


U.S. commerce secretary in Beijing for talks on trade surplus

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on China’s promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Going it alone: US alienates allies before taking on Beijing

The Trump administration’s decision to slap tariffs on its top allies could weaken Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ hand as he landed in Beijing on Saturday to try to fend off …


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that prompted fears of …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a shipping company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …


Commerce chief: Billions more dollars needed for 2020 Census

The Trump administration acknowledged Thursday that billions more dollars are “urgently needed” to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census.


Environmental group sues after Trump administration scraps effort to protect West Coast sea animals

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed …


U.S., Mexico sign agreement ending trade dispute over sugar

The United States and Mexico signed an agreement Friday to resolve a trade dispute over sugar.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary

The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.


Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration.


Trump’s nominee to lead Commerce Department clears key Senate panel

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department, cleared a key Senate panel Tuesday with bipartisan support, signaling an easy path to confirmation.


Trump Cabinet nominees meet growing ethical questions

Three of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks came under growing fire Wednesday on ethical issues, potentially jeopardizing their nominations.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Commerce pick says NAFTA will be early target for team Trump

Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted …


Commerce secretary nominee Ross discloses vast range of assets

Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross’s financial disclosure showed the vast range of the billionaire’s wealth, which includes holdings of Apple and Boeing shares and cash accounts holding more $150 million …


Trump expected to tap billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary

Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the “king of bankruptcy” for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for commerce …