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African women entrepreneurs think big and share dreams

In many places, women shoulder much of the work and reap few of the profits while bearing most family responsibilities. The African Women's Entrepreneurship Program is changing that.

More rice, less hunger, fewer greenhouse emissions

The System of Rice Intensification saves water, reduces seed costs and produces bigger harvests. It has the potential to feed millions.
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Millions escaping poverty in a strong global economy

The global poverty rate dropped to a record low in 2017, with poor countries enjoying faster growth than wealthy ones. More gains are on the horizon as the world vows to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
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American cities are open for business

American cities are clamoring for new business to set up shop on their Main Streets. Overseas companies looking to grow are interested in what they offer.
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3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.

Help rural women, help feed the world

Greater prosperity and more food can come from simple things. Better seeds, a little credit and a road to market will empower rural women of the world.

What’s justice got to do with development? Probably more than you...

If people do not feel secure about themselves, their property and their ideas in the present, they are unlikely to invest in the future.
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The U.S. economy shows its strength

The U.S. economy is growing strongly, as shown by a number of indicators, and economists say that benefits people around the world.
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Hello Tractor: An app to connect farmers with tractors on demand

Jehiel Oliver, "that crazy tractor guy," started a business providing on-demand tractor services to small-scale farmers. Where will it go next?