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Ecotourism gets a boost in new Laos-Thailand agreement

Want to see nature without harming the environment? A new agreement between Laos and Thailand will make ecotourism easier in those countries.
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U.S.-Africa trade is ready for takeoff

Kenya Airways joins several other African airlines providing direct service between the U.S. and Africa, which is expected to boost trade and tourism.
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Africa: A place of trusted friends and partners [video]

The U.S. remains steadfast in its commitment to Africa, a top State Department official said, laying out four important themes that will guide U.S. policy.
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Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.

From depression and war, the rise of a new global financial...

Where did institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund come from and why? World War II helped create a new global financial order.
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Foreign companies pull back from business with Iran

The renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran are prompting foreign companies to halt transactions with Iran. They don't want to lose U.S. business.
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U.S. farmers feed the world

October 16 is World Food Day. See what agricultural products are grown in the United States, where they are grown, and where they go.
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Latin American farmers team up with U.S. coffee firms [video]

Big U.S. coffee companies need coffee beans, and small coffee farmers around the world need a sustainable market. See how partnerships are helping both.
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Southeast Asian shoppers crave high-quality U.S. products

A recent U.S.-led agricultural trade mission to Jakarta connected U.S. food product company representatives and state government leaders with regional importers.