Men tying down plastic sheeting next to farm equipment in field (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

U.S. helps businesses avoid Xinjiang forced labor

The U.S. government is redoubling efforts to help businesses ensure they do not aid PRC forced labor in Xinjiang. Read this story to learn more.
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U.S.: ‘No exceptions’ for Iranian oil importers

The U.S. announces it is ending all waivers to countries purchasing Iranian crude oil and ensures a steady transition to other oil suppliers.
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Got a business idea? Take this leap.

The world improves one great idea at a time. Ask the Kenyan who turned a bicycle into a cellphone charger. Or the South African...
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Entrepreneur gives tips for making it in Silicon Valley [video]

Raymond Wu shares his experience of co-founding a high-tech startup company in Silicon Valley in California. What's the key to success for startups?
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Meet 4 education ‘changemakers’ in Africa

These young African innovators are improving the quality of education in their communities with apps and games that make learning fun.
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A fix for latrines in Bangladesh

Despite Bangladesh's remarkable sanitation progress, faulty latrines still endanger health. A low cost public-private partnership tackles that problem.
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Pompeo: Job training makes us strong at home and abroad

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump spoke about the importance of job training at a roundtable in Wichita, Kansas.
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Diaspora Voices

On March 8 the State Department will host #DiasporaVoices, a live-streamed interactive video webchat for diaspora communities.

Nairobi to host entrepreneurship summit — a first for sub-Saharan Africa

On Monday, March 30, White House officials announced that Nairobi, Kenya, will host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This will be the first summit held...