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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.
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U.S. leadership on global health is unmatched

Learn how the U.S. government has spent the last four decades responding to international pandemics and supporting people in the affected countries.
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A place to trade in Kenya

With help from the U.S. Agency for International Development, women are connecting to growing markets in drought-prone northern Kenya. Meet one of them.
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Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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More U.S. wheat available for Kenya

Thanks to a new agricultural agreement that expands economic relations, Kenyans can now buy wheat grown anywhere in the United States.
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U.S. seeks to be Africa’s partner of choice

A U.S. government initiative is helping connect U.S. and African companies. See how the investment is driving development on the second-largest continent.
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These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
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Iran faulted for regime’s coronavirus response

Iran's regime is downplaying the nation's coronavirus outbreak. See how the regime's botched response is allowing the disease to spread.
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Eliminating economic barriers for women grows economies

More than 12 million women have been helped by the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. That number is expected to grow.