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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...
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A ‘thinking tractor’ and other smart farm gadgets

To feed the world's growing population, American farmers can look to smart technology using artificial intelligence and robotics to help boost crop yields.
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One approach for bringing jobs to low-income neighborhoods [video]

A company in Washington trains young men and women to install solar panels in low-income communities at no cost to residents.
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U.S. helps to power a brighter Senegalese future

A $550 million grant from the U.S. will boost access to electrical power throughout Senegal in an innovative U.S.-Senegal partnership.
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The BUILD Act makes room for fair deals

In 2019, a new government agency will open an untapped pipeline for investment from the U.S. private sector to low- and middle-income countries.

Oxford economist crunches numbers, concludes the world is getting better

An Oxford University economist has made an important discovery: The world is getting better. Professor Max Roser crunched the numbers and finds that (1) democracy is spreading and...
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Ukraine focuses on energy diversification

By diversifying its energy sources, Ukraine is establishing economic freedom from Russia and becoming more competitive in the global market.
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Happy birthday to the Peace Corps…on this day

On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Peace Corps Act, making good on a promise to seek Americans “from...
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5 reasons to invest in Ukraine [video]

Ukraine boasts a number of sectors for investment, there is near-universal literacy, and the government is making efforts to eliminate corruption.