Economic Security

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan state-owned oil company

The United States is protecting natural resources and preserving revenue for the Venezuelan people through sanctions on the state-owned oil company, PDVSA.
People lining up on the roadway with their belongings (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

U.S. supports the Venezuelan people [shareables]

These statistics show the ongoing suffering and difficulties endured by the Venezuelan people under the corrupt regime of Nicolás Maduro.
Globe showing Africa in front of blurred world map (© Shutterstock)

New U.S.-Africa strategy will yield ‘lasting stability, prosperity’

The United States announces a new approach to trade, security and aid in Africa in a speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.
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Innovation propels U.S. economy to Number 1 ranking

The U.S. economy once again is the most competitive, thanks to the American knack for innovation and entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum says.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.
Mike Pence speaking (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

Pence meets with Central American leaders to address illegal immigration

The vice president spoke at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.
Robots welding on a truck assembly line (© Carlos Osorio/AP Images)

Manufacturing Day in America [infographic]

The annual Manufacturing Day celebration (October 5) serves as a reminder of just how important the industry is to American prosperity and security.
Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.