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The moment of truth arrives for Nafta negotiations

Negotiations are under way regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the US, Canada and Mexico are being forced to take a hard look at their relative bargaining positions. Philippa Maister reports.

View from America: Ambition versus anxiety

The mood at the SelectUSA Investment Summit was a peculiar mix of aspiration and concern, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf.

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Why Sakae cast its net over Idaho

Looking for a location for its R&D operations, Tokyo-based aluminium casting specialist Sakae Casting found eastern Idaho’s enthusiasm and academic structure – discovered in part due to a sister city relationship – a perfect fit for its first US venture. Courtney Fingar reports.

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

US Chamber of Commerce sheds members

The US-India Business Council is the latest high-profile departure from the embattled US Chamber of Commerce, reports Natasha Turak.

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Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI

In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it presents the cities of the teams playing to showcase themselves to would-be investors, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

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SelectUSA promises improved investment environment under Trump

In the absence of US president Donald Trump, who skipped the first national investment summit held under his administration, his cabinet secretaries were out in force beating a pro-business drum.

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How Rhode Island turned the corner

Rhode Island has made a comeback from a major slump that saw it lose more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other US state over the decade to 2011. Besides offering tax incentives, the local government has worked in close collaboration with business and educational institutions to drive the growth of advanced industries, as Natasha Turak reports

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Is it Detroit's time again?

The post-industrial US city of Detroit might not seem like an obvious winner in the site-selection stakes, but luxury goods manufacturer Shinola is reaping the benefits of locating in the former Motor City. Natasha Turak reports.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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