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Q&A on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Find out more about the exciting YLAI program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.
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The United States is the ‘best place’ to open a business

The impressive development and growth of minority-owned businesses in America are helping to fuel the nation's surging economy.
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President Trump says ‘America is roaring back’

“There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States,” President Trump says at the World Economic Forum.
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Ebola survivors in Liberia regain sight with U.S. help

A U.S.-backed program helps those who lost their sight to Ebola and provides training to help Liberia build a more self-reliant health workforce.
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Surviving disruption in business

Terry Jones disrupted the travel business as a founder of Travelocity and chairman of Kayak.com. Here's his advice on how businesses can embrace innovation.
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A solar sales network helps rural India [video]

Work and study stop in rural Indian villages at sunset or must be done by risky kerosene lamps. Frontier Markets delivers solar power instead.
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U.S. and Israeli companies join to build a better bike

An innovative binational foundation offers grants for joint research-and-development projects combining companies in the U.S. and Israel.
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U.S. and Brazil deepen trade ties

A U.S. government-sponsored international trade mission opens doors and delivers results for American agricultural exporters.
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From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.