Department of Commerce

The United States Extended Huawei's Provisional License for another 45 Days

President Trump's government has announced that it is extending Huawei's provisional license for another 45 days (to allow US companies to find alternatives to the Chinese telecommunications giant, which was considered a security threat to the United States, France Press reported.

International travel to US drops for first time since 2009

The number of international visitors to the United States has dropped for the first time since 2009, as did their spending, the U.S. Department of Commerce said on Aug. 11.

In 2016, 75.6 million international travelers ventured stateside, a two percent drop from the previous year. Their spending also fell by one percent to $244.7 billion.

US inflation flat in June while retail sales sink

Cheap energy prices kept U.S. inflation flat in June in another sign price pressures remain weak in the world's largest economy, Labor Department figures showed on July 14.

The falling price of gasoline also helped hold down US retail sales, which contracted for the second straight month in June, the Commerce Department reported separately.

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