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Trump’s China tariffs explained

Following years of unfair trade practices by China, President Trump is directing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to take action — including a 25 percent tariff on designated goods from China.
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Foreign investors wanted, but security comes first

No country welcomes more foreign companies than the United States. They create nearly 7 million jobs. But the U.S. also seeks to ensure foreign countries don't get hold of technology that threatens national security.
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Crown prince’s visit shows breadth of U.S.-Saudi relationship

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has crisscrossed America on a trip showcasing the closeness of U.S.-Saudi economic and security ties.
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U.S., Kazakhstan join forces to strengthen border security

A U.S. program bolsters border security in Kazakhstan, creating safe transportation and trade routes for goods entering and exiting the country.
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African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
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U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

A new $2.5 million initiative will help provide food and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled poverty, hunger and tyranny.
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Trump acts to rebalance the U.S.-China trade relationship

President Trump signed an order proposing increased tariffs on designated Chinese imports to address unfair trade practices that threaten U.S. intellectual property rights.
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U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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U.S. set to become world’s top oil producer

The United States is expected to produce more oil than any other country in the world by 2023, thanks to new technologies.