President Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador standing behind lecterns in front of row of flags (© Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

President of Mexico visits White House, celebrates historic trade deal

Mexican President López Obrador and President Trump signed a joint declaration to celebrate the future of the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
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U.S. further limits Huawei and ZTE

The U.S. has declared the Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE national security threats and blocked use of federal subsidies for the companies' equipment.
Woman walking by a large white wall with a Huawei sign on it (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Global consensus grows on risks of China’s 5G firms

Countries and companies around the world are recognizing the risks posed by untrustworthy 5G telecommunications equipment supplied by Chinese firms.
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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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Taiwan’s TSMC to build $12 billion semiconductor plant in U.S.

Learn what a new $12 billion semiconductor factory means for the United States and how it will help U.S. national security.
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Here’s how the coronavirus could change supply chains

The novel coronavirus is making business owners rethink logistics. The pandemic drives home the need for changes in supply chains.
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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.
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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.