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Tillerson: ‘Africa is the future’

On the eve of his first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out a new framework for U.S.-Africa relations.
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Millions escaping poverty in a strong global economy

The global poverty rate dropped to a record low in 2017, with poor countries enjoying faster growth than wealthy ones. More gains are on the horizon as the world vows to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
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U.S. companies help rebuild Iraq

Post-ISIS Iraq has embarked on rebuilding its battered economy and is looking abroad for private sector partners to tackle major reconstruction projects.
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Q&A on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Find out more about the exciting YLAI program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.
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A solar sales network helps rural India [video]

Work and study stop in rural Indian villages at sunset or must be done by risky kerosene lamps. Frontier Markets delivers solar power instead.
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U.S. helps Egypt preserve antiquities

U.S.-Egyptian teamwork is protecting many of Egypt's most historic sites, including the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, from groundwater and other threats.
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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.