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United States leads world in humanitarian aid [infographic]

When wars, earthquakes, famine and other disasters strike and leave millions suffering, the United States is always the most generous country to respond with help.
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Foreign companies pull back from business with Iran

The renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran are prompting foreign companies to halt transactions with Iran. They don't want to lose U.S. business.
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Southern hospitality helps Japanese firm find Kentucky home

No country attracts more foreign investment than the U.S. A Japanese manufacturer found suitors aplenty at the SelectUSA Summit for its new plant and chose Kentucky.
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U.S. tariffs among lowest around the globe [infographic]

U.S. tariffs — taxes on imported goods — are among the lowest in the world and have been for years. See how the rest of the world stacks up in this graphic.
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Future leaders prepare to tackle global challenges

Each year dozens of young change-makers put careers on hold to learn how U.S. nonprofits tackle global challenges. They return home more fired up and better prepared than ever.
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U.S., G7 partners meet in Charlevoix, Canada [video]

Leaders from the G7 group of industrialized nations meet in Charlevoix, Canada, on June 8-9. Watch this video to learn more about the G7.
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Consumers ask questions about diamonds

Consumers want to make sure the diamonds they buy don't help fund armed conflict. Learn about the guidelines the diamond industry follows to ensure diamonds were mined responsibly.
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The world counts on the dollar

The world has 180 currencies, but the U.S. dollar is used in more international transactions than any other thanks to its stability.
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An iconic Pakistani mosque’s plaza is public once more

When the public square of the Wazir Khan Mosque — a symbol of Pakistan's cultural heritage — needed restoration, a U.S.-funded program came to the rescue.