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U.S. makes every effort to lure foreign firms

The U.S., with low taxes and a robust economy, already attracts more foreign firms than anywhere else. The president, governors and mayors are helping lure even more.
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Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a recent report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region have become vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."
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A look at the world’s largest stock exchange

Located on Wall Street in New York City, the New York Stock Exchange is a global exchange for many of today's biggest and most innovative companies.
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In their own words: The U.S.-Africa trade relationship

Check out what President Trump and other top officials are saying about U.S.-Africa trade.
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Who’s in charge here?

Modern maritime law grew out of a big question: How much should a state control beyond its coasts? States control a narrow band of territorial waters; international waters belong to no one.
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Southern hospitality helps Japanese firm find Kentucky home

No country attracts more foreign investment than the U.S. A Japanese manufacturer found suitors aplenty at the SelectUSA Summit for its new plant and chose Kentucky.
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U.S. tariffs among lowest around the globe [infographic]

U.S. tariffs — taxes on imported goods — are among the lowest in the world and have been for years. See how the rest of the world stacks up in this graphic.
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U.S., G7 partners meet in Charlevoix, Canada [video]

Leaders from the G7 group of industrialized nations meet in Charlevoix, Canada, on June 8-9. Watch this video to learn more about the G7.
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Her mission is to connect the world

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, who's running for a leadership role in the International Telecommunication Union, is leading efforts to help people everywhere access the internet.