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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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Advancing gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

One of four companies to receive the 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence, P&G Asia Pacific creates an equal professional playing field for all genders.
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Internships boost opportunity for South Africans

The U.S. State Department is partnering with Hilton hotels to offer South African students paid internships that could lead to long-term employment.
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U.S. enters ‘milestone’ agreement with Venezuela’s legitimate government

An agreement paves the way for the U.S. to more effectively support interim President Guaidó's efforts to restore democracy and health care in Venezuela.
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The U.S. is a popular place to invest

What draws foreign direct investment to the U.S.? A few reasons include the strong economy, the world's largest consumer market, and a talented workforce.

Empowering women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Is it possible for chocolate, coffee, and gold to be responsibly produced in a way that also empowers women? This business says, "Yes — watch us."
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How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.

2019 Nobel Prize winners: Economic sciences

Harvard and MIT professors have transformed the global fight against poverty by conducting precise experiments among affected communities.
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How the U.S. helps small businesses succeed

What are the essentials to owning and running a small business in the U.S.? An award-winning small business owner shares her story.