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From Silicon Valley to the American heartland

American entrepreneurs are on the move. And they are landing in the Midwest in cities like Indianapolis, St. Louis and Omaha.
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Unleashing new entrepreneurs is India’s top job

Indian startups thrive in Bangalore, but the country needs many more entrepreneurs. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit can help.
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From Japan to India, Ivanka Trump a voice for empowering women

Ivanka Trump, President Trump's daughter and White House adviser, says changes in workplace culture are vital to women's empowerment and to economic growth.
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Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.
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Welding is this Filipino’s answer to recurring violence

A U.S.-backed program offers job training for young people in the Philippines who live in areas with high rates of poverty and violence.
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Ivanka Trump announces large private-sector pledge for computer education

CEOs joined Ivanka Trump to build access to computer-science classes with $300 million. The private-sector push complements administration STEM efforts.
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Creating new startups with the help of an app

A USAID-funded program teaches finance to families in Latin America with tablet computers. Some of them start businesses and succeed.
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A U.S. company in Israel builds the Palestinian tech sector

Cisco in Israel has made investments in the Palestinian tech sector to make it more robust and build the Palestinian territories' tech economy.