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Oregon company gives creative outlet to East African artisans

Swahili African Modern, a U.S. business that sells handmade African home décor, is on a mission to find more suppliers in Africa. A U.S. program is helping.
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Indian car maker sets up shop in Motor City

Indian manufacturing giant Mahindra & Mahindra has "doubled its bets" on America by opening Detroit's newest automotive assembly plant in 25 years.
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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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U.S. manufacturing grows at record level

American manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in more than a decade. See why.
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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.
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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.