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Richard Branson’s advice to entrepreneurs

Here are four takeaways from Richard Branson's talk on entrepreneurship with fellows from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.
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Secretary Pompeo’s message to the Venezuelan people [video]

Secretary Pompeo delivers a message of continued U.S. support for democracy and human rights in Venezuela.
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Creating new startups with the help of an app

A USAID-funded program teaches finance to families in Latin America with tablet computers. Some of them start businesses and succeed.

How can a business regroup when its original idea doesn’t fly?

This article is part of Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation, a ShareAmerica series written in simplified English and designed to help you develop your business vocabulary. Click each...
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South Korean company makes huge investment in U.S.

The arrival of a Korean-owned chemical plant in Louisiana means economic growth through partnership with a company known for its family-friendly policies.
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You’ve invented the next big thing. How do you protect it?...

Think you invented the next big thing? Protect your idea and learn more about intellectual property (IP) and your rights.
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Pompeo reasserts ban on funding abortions with U.S. dollars

In a March 26 announcement, Secretary Pompeo says U.S. foreign aid agreements will explicitly prohibit the use of funds for abortion-related advocacy.
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China’s broken trade promises

China benefited immensely from joining the World Trade Organization in 2001. However, in the years since, it has not made good on promises to open its markets, a condition of its entry.
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Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.