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As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.


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As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

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Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

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Safe Deposit Boxes

The survival of the human race may depend on a couple of man-made vaults, one deep within the granite below Finland and the other buried in Norway's permafrost.

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients.

Copycats

The Supreme Court says patents don't cover products that are purchased and resold.

San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017

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Collision Course

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Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt

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LiveXchange Executive Conference Presentation: The Global FDI Outlook: Turmoil Ahead?

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Happy Economic Development Week!

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Congress tells President Trump where he can stick his wall.

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Texas Expands Economic Ties with Taiwan, Belgium

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Enemy Of The People

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Hong Kong Is World’s Most Expensive Office Market

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Cosentino Group Relocating Americas HQ From Texas To Florida

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Bearing of the Green

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Global Economic Expansion Outlook Hits 10-Year High

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Canada Investing $32M In Clean Technology Innovation

The investments will support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.

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