At least a dozen states have beefed up targeted incentives to coincide with handouts from the Commerce Department.
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"There's nobody that says, wait, is this good for America? Is this good for the American consumer?"
The Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission are considering a petition that would impose tariffs of up to 300 percent on tinplate steel.
Once again, politicians use popular fears to push for open-ended power.
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Politicians say they want to subsidize various industries, but they sabotage themselves by weighing the policies down with rules that have nothing to do with the plans.
If Congress wants to spend taxpayer money on child care services, it should pass a bill authorizing that.
Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and kept in place by President Joe Biden are costing consumers $51 billion annually.
Chipmakers don't need the money, and they won't get it until after the current mess has been resolved.
Pete Buttigieg attracted some criticism for taking time off. But it's telling that no one initially realized he was gone.
You Can Now Read the Secret Trump Administration Report That Claimed Your Toyota Is a National Security Threat
The never-released Trump administration report is a reminder that "national security" is usually a bogus reason to impose tariffs
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo seems unlikely to double down on the past four years of economic foolishness at the Commerce Department.
Trump's 'National Security' Steel Tariffs Are Just Old Fashioned Protectionism. Here's the Data To Prove It.
The department has granted just 1 percent of the tariff exemption requests that were challenged by domestic steel producers.
Robert Wetherbee says steel tariffs might force his business to shutter. But instead of asking for the tariffs to be lifted, he wants special treatment.
Trump's trade war is failing to achieve its primary policy goals, but the really bad news is elsewhere.
This Steelmaker Looked Like a Winner in the Trade War. Now It's Suing the Commerce Department Over Tariffs.
Protectionism fails, even for those who were supposed to benefit.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Can't Stay Awake During Meetings. Does That Mean It's Time to Put His Whole Crony Capitalist Department to Rest?
The Commerce Department is a major dispenser of corporate welfare.
Trump's steel protectionism seems to have failed. Again.
Even if the president's motives were partisan, a more plausible cover story would have been enough to pass judicial muster.
Instead, the president signed an executive order directing government agencies to sift through documents and databases to determine Americans' citizenship status.
The Trump Administration's Double Reversal on the Census Highlights the Difficulties of Dealing With a Mercurial President Who Rules by Tweet
Did Trump change his mind about the citizenship question twice, or did his underlings ignore him? Which is worse?
SCOTUS Ruling on Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census Shows Wilbur Ross Was Defeated by His Own Lies
The Court concludes that the commerce secretary's "contrived" explanation frustrated "meaningful judicial review."
The commerce secretary falsely portrayed the decision to include a citizenship question as a response to a Justice Department request.
Federal Judge: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross 'Violated the Public Trust' with Census Citizenship Question
The Trump administration can't ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, Judge Jesse Furman ruled.
The only goal of tariffs is to change consumer behavior. If consumers won't notice the costs, the tariffs have already failed. Or maybe Ross is lying.
Senior Commerce Official Saw Nothing Wrong With Bringing Home Seven Government Computers for Her Kids to Watch Porn On
She's still working for the federal agency, obviously.
Worries about growing influence by oppressive countries and operational issues
Penny Pritzker would be third Commerce Secretary under Obama. Acting Secretary has been in place since last June
Hyatt Hotels heiress and friend of the president