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U.S.-Indonesia energy trade deals?

JAKARTA, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Indonesia could be a boost for energy trade.

Locke outlines export plans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said renewed efforts to increase U.S. exports would include a high ranking panel that reports directly to the president.

Jackson, Sharpton urge census outreach

MEMPHIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Areas of the United States with large minority and immigrant populations will be underserved by the U.S. Census, advocates predicted.
Obama: H1N1 preparedness is going well

Obama: H1N1 preparedness is going well

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama repeated his goal of preparedness, not panic, if an expected second wave of H1N1 flu moves through the United States this fall.

Feds halt fishing expansion in Arctic

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. government won't allow commercial fishing to expand in federal Arctic waters until more is known about climate change, authorities said.

U.S. calls on China to act on emissions

BEIJING, July 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. energy and commerce secretaries both warned of China's increasing emissions and called for greater cooperation between the two countries to thwart global warming in speeches here Wednesday.

U.S. closer to creation of a Smart Grid

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu say they've moved closer to creation of a nationwide "smart" electric power grid.

Russia, China asked to lift ban on pork

MOSCOW, May 2 (UPI) -- Swine flu cannot be spread through food, U.S. trade officials said Saturday in urging China and Russia to lift a ban on raw pork from the United States.

U.S. Congress gets Census recovery plan

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau Friday submitted a recovery plan aimed at creating jobs and ensuring a successful 2010 census, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said.

Locke wins Senate confirmation

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Gary Locke, President Barack Obama's third choice for commerce secretary, Tuesday won U.S. Senate confirmation to the post.
Locke gets support from both parties

Locke gets support from both parties

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Senators from both parties expressed support Wednesday for former Washington state Gov. Gary Locke, nominated for U.S. commerce secretary.
Washington governor tapped for Commerce

Washington governor tapped for Commerce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping the third time's a charm, presented former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his choice for U.S. Commerce secretary Wednesday.
Report: Former Gov. Locke for commerce

Report: Former Gov. Locke for commerce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is set to name former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as U.S. commerce secretary, White House sources said.

Washington's Gov. Locke won't run again

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 (UPI) -- Washington's Gov. Gary Locke announced Monday he would not be seeking a third term in office next year.

Wash. gov.: Stress '3 Rs' for graduation

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 17 (UPI) --

Locke: U.S. headed 'in wrong direction'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Gary Locke said Tuesday night that "in too many ways, our country is headed in the wrong direction." Locke, a Democrat, responded to President Bush's State of the Union address, calling Bush's economic plan "upside-down economics."

Wash's Locke seeks $2 billion budget cut

OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 17 (UPI) --
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