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Gary Locke: China Should Tackle Intellectual Property Rights

Gary Locke, U.S. ambassador to China, has called on China to address intellectual property rights issues in order to boost its innovation efforts, Reuters reported Thursday. Michael Martina, Ben Blanchard and Paul Carsten write the comments come as the U.S. believes corporate espionage has resulted in companies losing market position …

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Senate Confirms John Bryson as Commerce Secretary

The Senate voted 74-26 Thursday to confirm former energy industry executive John Bryson as commerce secretary. President Obama nominated Bryson in May to replace Gary Locke, who was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to China in August. Bryson was chief executive of California utility Edison International from 1990-2008 before becoming chairman …

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Commerce Department Report Finds Growing STEM Jobs and Higher Pay

The Commerce Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration today released a new report that shows fast-growing STEM industry offer high pay and low unemployment. Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times greater than compared to non-STEM jobs. The report found workers earning 26 percent more in …

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Commerce Names Former Microsoft Exec to Policy Shop

On the heels of the announcement that Barack Obama would nominate former energy executive John Bryson to head the Commerce Department comes news that former Microsoft executive and Clinton administration official Malcolm Lee would join Commerce’s policy shop. In a news release yesterday, the department announced Lee would take the …

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Obama Names Former Energy Exec to Head Commerce Dept.

President Barack Obama will name former energy and utility executive John Bryson to be his next commerce secretary, according to various media reports. Bryson, the former chairman, CEO and president of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of California’s largest suppliers, left the company in July …

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Defense, Diplomatic Officials Roll out International Cybersecurity Strategy

The public unveiling of the administration’s international cybersecurity strategy yesterday brought out leading national security advisers, diplomats, and industry and academic representatives, all recognizing  that in 2011 cybersecurity is a part of national security. White House counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan and cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt hosted the event, …

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Administration Zeroes in on Replacement at Commerce

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed administration source, reported the Obama administration has settled on three possible candidates to be the next commerce secretary. According to The Journal, one of the hopefuls currently serves in the administration, while the other two come from the business world. That has the …

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Administration Review to Consider Trade-agency Consolidation

The federal reorganization President Barack Obama pledged in his State of the Union address is beginning to take shape, beginning with 12 federal agencies focused on trade and exports, according to various media reports. The White House issued a memo laying out a 90-day timeline for developing plans to restructure …

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FCC: Genachowski ‘Has No Intention to Leave Position’

President Barack Obama’s announcement this week of the appointment of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be U.S. ambassador to China kicked off a round of speculation as to who would take over Locke’s spot as the administration’s business and trade guru. Included among a roster of possible names from industry, …

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FCC’s Genachowski, Tech Execs in Running for Commerce Post

With the revelation this week that the White House is expected to appoint Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to the top ambassadorial post to China, speculation has already begun swirling around who will succeed Locke as the administration’s point person on business and industry. The Hill reports that Julius Genachowski, the …

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