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The effect of corruption on business


By : Leigh Hartman.   In business, corruption can affect everything from licenses to contracts to lawsuits. Corruption means that business deals often contain hidden prices, competition is not what it seems, and partnerships are chosen for the sake of expediency rather than quality. And, ultimately, if corruption is rampant there …

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Innovation propels U.S. economy to Number 1 ranking

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(Shutterstock)   By : Christopher Connell.   The United States once again boasts the world’s most competitive economy, thanks to its vibrant entrepreneurial culture and capacity to innovate in ways that spur growth and opportunities. That’s the judgment of the World Economic Forum, a Swiss nonprofit organization that has been ranking economies’ …

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General Slowdown Witnessed In Economic Confidence Across The Globe And The Middle East

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By : IENA-NEWS.   The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) launched by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)  witnessed a general slowdown in global economic confidence in the third quarter of 2018, its lowest since the beginning of 2016.

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U.S. ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ helps startups


College students are part of a business program partnership between Coca-Cola, Indiana University and the U.S. Department of State.(© The Coca-Cola Company)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell.   Thirty-nine young entrepreneurs from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank attribute their professional success to a single source: …

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Iranian Americans free to thrive in the U.S.

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Los Angeles, where musicians and performers fleeing the 1979 revolution settled in large numbers, is the heart of the Iranian global pop culture industry . (© Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell.   In a Los Angeles neighborhood known as Little Persia or “Tehrangeles” (a combination …

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African women entrepreneurs think big and share dreams

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Nigeria’s Zainab Mustapha Jaji (right), with a herdsman on her farm, hails from an entrepreneurial family and followed in their footsteps. (Courtesy of Zainab Mustapha Jaji)   By : Sadie Goering/ShareAmerica.   American entrepreneurs have helped build the strongest economy in the world. The United States is eager to help other countries …

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Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

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Workers at the site of a Chinese-funded land reclamation project in the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (© Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)   By :Michael Buchanan/ ShareAmerica.   Some countries have become vulnerable to “debt-trap diplomacy,” in which creditor countries use debt to obtain their strategic goals.

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Future leaders prepare to tackle global challenges


Iman Ahmed, left, of Gaza captures a picture with fellow Atlas Corps participants. Ahmed believes IT skills are the ticket to the future for Palestinian youth. (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)   By : Christopher Connell / ShareAmerica.   Imagine you’re a young professional, embarked on a career that is attracting notice and …

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The world counts on the dollar


 (© Shutterstock)   By : Mark Trainer / ShareAmerica.   Every minute of every day, people around the world are selling, buying, lending and borrowing, using 180 different currencies. But one of those currencies is used far more than any other: the U.S. dollar.

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