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Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the International Trade in October 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the October 2014 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $197.5 billion in October from $195.2 billion in September. Record monthly levels were reached in exports of non-petroleum goods, including a record in capital goods, as well as in charges for the use of intellectual property. The goods and services deficit decreased by $0.2 billion to $43.4 billion in October.

Join Commerce’s Data Revolution: Innovation Leaders Need Apply

Guest Blog Post by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Last summer, I outlined the wide variety of factors that make the Department of Commerce "America’s Data Agency" – and I announced a series of steps aimed at unlocking the full potential of our data resources.

Among those actions, launching a department-wide Data Advisory Council was a top priority and a key commitment. And today, I am pleased to say that we are making good on our promise: the council has been officially established and we are now accepting applications.

Commerce Department Hosts First Meeting of 2010 Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee

U.S. Commerce Department Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca M. Blank welcomed members of the newly-formed Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) Friday during the group's first meeting as a function of the Commerce Department. The committee will advise agency heads of the U.S.

Under Secretary Blank Briefs U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; Represents Department of Commerce

WASHINGTON, DC (October 19) - The Obama Administration held the second Full Council meeting of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness on Thursday, October 19. It was the first meeting chaired by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, who was elected chair by his fellow Cabinet Members and agency heads at the Council's first meeting on June 18, 2009.

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