High fence with barbed wire and large Chinese posters (© Anna Fifield/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

China’s leaders expand use of forced labor

China's rulers are expanding use of forced labor in Xinjiang, posing risks to global supply chains, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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Trump: ‘Historic’ pact will rebalance trade with Canada, Mexico

President Trump says the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement is a good deal for all but most of all more fair to the United States.
Illustration of the American eagle seal with a bank vault superimposed on the shield (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Is your money safe?

Multiple U.S. institutions help keep people's money safe. Learn the different ways Americans know their bank deposits and other investments are protected.
Graphic comparing economy scores of United States, China and Venezuela (State Dept./B. Insley)

U.S. leads world in intellectual property protection

Protecting intellectual property rights allows innovators to develop projects to their full potential. See how economies rank in providing this protection.
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Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.

Produce more, conserve more with climate-smart agriculture

With earlier planting seasons and water supplies vanishing as a result of climate change, farmers around the world need to adapt.
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Growing strong in Haiti, one community at a time

After tragedy struck Haiti, one survivor knew he should become a community leader. Now, his programs focus on peace building and urban agriculture.
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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.