gary locke

Next Commerce Chief Will Play Key Role on Exports

This week, President Obama announced that he's nominating Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as U.S. Ambassador to China. There are several short-list contenders to replace Locke at Commerce, but the question is: Who would best be able to help Obama double U.S. exports in the next five years?

White House Calls for Online 'Privacy Bill of Rights'

The Obama administration has called for a "privacy bill of rights" to protect consumer privacy on the Internet. The Commerce Department released an 88-page report that also proposed a Privacy Policy Office to coordinate online privacy issues, The Wall Street Journal said.

Obama Plans to Double U.S. Exports by 2015

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Thursday is expected to discuss an ambitious plan to double U.S. exports to $2 trillion by 2015. The initiative will aim to help struggling farmers and small businesses distribute more of their goods -- and seeks to add 2 million jobs to the economy.