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View from America: Will Trump administration push through business tax cuts?

Most observers believe the next US president will cut business tax rates as the gridlock in Congress is cleared. But this depends if the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations goes as harmoniously as promised, says Daniel Malachuk.

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Pittsburgh transforms from steel city to tech titan

Formerly an industrial powerhouse, in the 1970s Pittsburgh went into a decline. Then diverse local interests came together to rebuild the city into a tech, healthcare and financial services hub, ensuring its survival through education and innovation. Natasha Turak reports.

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Rhode Island thinks big

The small US state of Rhode Island is easy to miss on a map, and it has also largely gone under the radar of investors. However, buoyed by a series of investments in the past year, from the likes of GE and the Ireland West International Trade Centre, the state is looking to use its unique location to its advantage.

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Massachusetts meets Lexington Medical’s needs

Lexington Medical’s expansion highlights its optimism about the wealth of expertise in the medical device industry in Massachusetts, as the locally incubated company opens a headquarters in the state. Natasha Turak reports.

Trump promises US tax overhaul

Donald Trump made tax reform a key plank of his election campaign. What can the US expect once he is inaugurated in January?

TPP: what now?

If US president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the remaining interested parties will have some tough choices to make.

North American FDI into Brazil continues to fall

A five-year downward trend in North American FDI into Brazil is mitigated by a recent increase in capital investment.

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Trump victory casts shadow of uncertainty over global investment

Despite the markets’ initial panic at Donald’s Trump’s election, stock markets have bounced backed with the hope of financial stimulus. However, confusion prevails and many questions remain about the new president’s plans for global trade and investment.  

BAT looks to take full control of Reynolds American

British American Tobacco is looking to acquire Reynolds American in a deal worth $47bn, which would be one of the largest to come out of the UK in the post-Brexit environment.

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Towards equal access: tackling US urban poverty

Poverty levels in many US cities that were once leaders in the manufacturing world are unacceptably high. To combat this, a number of programmes have been launched to train people from poor areas and assist them in finding employment. Natasha Turak looks at how the private sector – both domestic and foreign – is playing a role in these initiatives

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