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A taxi leaves the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel.

Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

A taxi leaves the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel.

Hotel Union Protests Obama Commerce Nominee

Updated 3:20 p.m. EST Hotel and restaurant union workers plan to protest President Barack Obama’s pick of billionaire Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce. “Hyatt has singled itself out as the worst hotel employer in...

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

Weather Report? Sequestered

Count your weather forecasts among the possible victims of automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week. The cuts would hit two troubled government satellite programs and potentially exacerbate a coverage gap that’s already expected to leave forecasters with...

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Secretary of Commerce John Bryson.

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Secretary of Commerce John Bryson.

Obama’s Troubles at Commerce

Commerce hasn’t been kind to President Barack Obama. The federal department, that is. Getting someone to run the sprawling department responsible for everything from digital television conversion to the Census, fisheries management to foreign trade, has tripped up Obama since before he even took...

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An employee assembles photovoltaic panels in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.

Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

An employee assembles photovoltaic panels in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.

Solar Tariffs Equal Cloudy Forecasts for Some U.S. Companies

Keep an eye out tomorrow for an announcement from the Commerce Department, which is expected to slap tariffs on imports of some Chinese solar products. SolarWorld Americas Inc., the Hillsboro, Oregon-based subsidiary of Germany’s SolarWorld AG, along with six other...

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