Iran's president raided from National Development Fund (Source: Treasury Dept.)

U.S. sanctions Iran’s central bank for terror ties [infographic]

The U.S. is increasing sanctions on Iran's regime for shifting money slated for the country's economic development to terrorism.
Farmer leaning over full-grown cotton plants (© Design Pics Inc/Alamy)

Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
People holding cellphones (AP Images)

Hello? It’s the first cellphone calling…on this day

When the first telephone call was made in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone's inventor, was on the line. When the first commercial cellphone...
Woman giving presentation to people seated around table (© AmCham Denmark)

Helping refugees in Copenhagen

When Syrian and African refugees arrived in Denmark, the U.S. Embassy partnered with local nongovernmental organizations to find Danish mentors for them.
Yolanda Ibarra smiling (U.S. Embassy Peru)

In Peru, women are launching more businesses

An online program for entrepreneurs is helping Peruvian women launch their own business ventures and boost their local economies.
Illustration of people standing on an arrow, looking through telescopes (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

What is the Dow Jones average?

Why does anyone care about the Dow Jones breaking through the 20,000 mark? Find out about the origins of the index and how it shows the economy's strength.
Illustrations of items related to North American trade (State Dept.)

New pact will spur North American economic growth

The U.S. will soon implement a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will expand markets and increase jobs across North America.
Solar panels (© Shutterstock)

Helping to power homes in El Salvador

El Salvador's growing energy demands will be met, in part, with 10 new solar energy plants that the U.S. is helping to finance.
Man standing inside antenna testing room (© Jason Lee/Reuters)

Beijing could use 5G to further repress citizens

5G technology will have many benefits, but Beijing may use data to track and oppress people around the world, a U.S. government official says.