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US west coast ports reopen after labour deal reached

Shipping companies and US dockworkers have come to agreement after a longstanding dispute that has been felt around the world. 

US east and Gulf coasts gain from ports dispute

A dispute between shipping companies and workers on the west coast of the US is shifting traffic to the east and Gulf coasts.

The Port of Cincinnati expands its boundary

Following a February federal ruling, the Port of Cincinnati has expanded its geographic boundary, boosting its size and capacity. 


Payments specialist Klarna checks out the US market

Klarna has become Sweden's next $1bn tech company. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how the company has simplified online payments to the benefit of buyers and retailers alike, and reports on its quest to replicate its existing success in Europe in the competitive US payments market. 

Agtech growth market

Agtech: feeding a growing market

Bringing together agriculture and technology is providing new solutions to old problems. Michal Kaczmarski profiles the locations looking to tap this multibillion-dollar industry. 

View from America: doing deals in the US

As political paralysis grips Washington, the US's private equity firms are enjoying their most active period in recent years.

A decade of diversification

The Dominican Republic's decade of diversification

Over the past decade, the Dominican Republic has seen its economic fortunes transformed, with an influx of FDI in a diverse range of sectors. Still, divisive political issues, most notably the status of more than 1 million Haitians in the country, threaten to overshadow its broad investment potential. 

Cuba starts attracting FDI

After the US lifted several of its significant restrictions on Cuba, foreign investors have moved in on the country.

Positive reactions to US state of the union address

Interest groups, including US trade association, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), and Washington, DC-based think tank, Brookings Institute, have reacted positively to the matters raised in the US president's annual speech. 

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American Cities of the Future 2011/12

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