Tag Archives: Department of Commerce

House Questions Use of Secret Email Accounts by Obama Administration

Yesterday, the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee released a statement in which they announced their investigation into EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an email alias and questionable tactics by other Administration departments to prevent disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Recent reports claimed that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used… Read More »

Obama suggests adding another dept to government and raising taxes in second term

Clearly, our federal government isn’t big enough. In a Monday morning interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, President Obama suggested that a new Secretary of Business be created. Of course the new  Secretary will need a whole new government department of bureaucrats to go with his or her position. “We should have one Secretary of Business,… Read More »

U.S. Retail Sales Rise on Gas, Auto Spending and iPhone Sales

Seasonally adjusted U.S. Retail Sales rose in September by 1.1%, slightly slower than August’s 1.2% and largely fueled by iPhone 5 and automobile purchases. The actual sales in autos dropped by $30 million when not seasonally adjusted, but with the adjustment, almost $4.5 million more was spent on cars in September than in August. Sales in… Read More »

GDP drops, manufacturing takes nosedive

The Department of Commerce released its National Income and Product Accounts report this morning which showed the economy declining much faster than analysts had expected. Despite steady government spending, the second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) came in much lower than Q1 and strongly down from analysts expectations. The first quarter GDP came in at… Read More »

LightSquared's Own Test Proves Interference with Precision GPS Receivers

High-speed mobile broadband hopeful, LightSquared released a video yesterday that proves, in fact, that their equipment does interfere with high precision GPS receivers. In the video, LightSquared shows off a work-around alternate GPS antenna which does appear to filter out the interference. The alternative antenna begs the question, however, who would pay to retro-fit the… Read More »