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These notable LGBTI Americans are economic drivers

From retail to travel to high-tech innovation, LGBTI employees are an asset in the workplace. Learn about the contributions they make in corporate America.
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U.S. firms get creative to attract consumers

The world relies on American consumers' spending power. Learn how certain American retail sectors are surviving in the wake of COVID-19.
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U.S. leads world in intellectual property protection

Protecting intellectual property rights allows innovators to develop projects to their full potential. See how economies rank in providing this protection.
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Bringing an idea to market? The business climate matters.

Today's economies are fueled by intellectual property, so laws protecting innovators' rights are essential. Learn how the U.S. helps innovators thrive.
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U.S. invests in Kenyans building a reliable food supply

Learn how a $5 million loan from the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will help support women and boost food security in Kenya.
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America’s small businesses shift production to aid COVID-19 fight

More and more of America’s small businesses are suspending normal operations to respond to COVID-19, support health-care workers and help save lives.
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Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
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Business hub tackles Ecuador’s social, environmental issues

Daniela Peralvo co-founded a company that helps solve some of Ecuador's problems, mentors existing entrepreneurs, and grooms future leaders.