Small Business in U.S. History

Christopher Conte Americans have long revered small businesses for not only building the economy but also bolstering democracy. For more than a century, the United States has implemented laws aimed at preventing big business from competing unfairly with
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Russian Nuclear Megatons Become U.S. Megawatts

The last scheduled delivery of low enriched uranium (LEU) under the landmark 1993 U.S.-Russia highly enriched uranium (HEU) purchase agreement arrived in Baltimore the week of December 10, and on that day the United States and Russia commemorated the expected completion of the agreement. The two countries (more...)

US Government Has Partially Shut Down

US government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree to a new budget. “They have shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans.  In other words, they demanded ransom just for (more...)

Some Estimated Travel Times In US

This article appears in the May 2010 issue of eJournal USA, See You in the USA. Estimated in-air flight time New York-Boston: 1 hour, 5 minutes Estimated driving time New York-Boston: 3 hours, 56 minutes Estimated in-air flight time New York-Washington: 1 hour Estimated driving time New York-Washington: 4 hours, 3 minutes Estimated in-air (more...)

U.S. Dollars Designed to Outsmart Counterfeiters

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer As the world’s most actively traded and principal reserve currency, the U.S. dollar is probably the most instantly recognized form of money on the planet. Its wide use also makes it a prime target for counterfeiters, so the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau (more...)

Why Do Americans Adopt Children from Abroad?

By Dr. Patrick W. Mason This essay is excerpted from the Living Book You Asked. The reasons Americans continue to adopt children around the world are likely as diverse as the families who adopt. Each family has its own story. While no formal studies have examined this question, (more...)

A 51st U.S. State? It Could Happen

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The United States began as a union of 13 former British colonies. The state roster, expanding incrementally through two centuries, now stands at 50, but that could change. Puerto Rico has functioned as an unincorporated U.S. territory since 1898. Its residents hold U.S. citizenship and (more...)

“Perversion Files” About The Boy Scout Organization

The Boy Scouts of America  is one of the largest youth organizations in the U.S., that was  incorporated in 1910.  The organization has 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers. The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, (more...)

U.S. Appreciates Kazakhstan’s Nonproliferation Collaboration

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr.
Staff Writer
As technology changed and new risks emerged, President Obama understood the need to reduce nuclear risks by calling for a world free of nuclear weapons and the means for making arms reduction happen, a senior U.S. diplomat says. Three steps toward achieving that (more...)

Federal Reserve Supports U.S., Global Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. central bank is taking extra steps to support the country’s “frustratingly slow” economic recovery, says Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. “The Federal Reserve is providing additional monetary accommodation to achieve its dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability,” Bernanke (more...)

U.S., Turkey Seek to Strengthen Security, Economic Ties

Secretary Janet Napolitano and other officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held talks in Turkey October 11–12 with their government counterparts and private sector representatives on enhancing information sharing and combating transnational crime while strengthening economic ties. DHS Under Secretary for the National Protection and (more...)

Voter Registration: Last Day

According to CBS News, today, October 9th, is the last day to send in your Pennsylvania voter registration forms. In a last-minute rush, thousands of voters across the state turned in voter registration forms . Reminder: if you want to vote in Pennsylvania you must be 18, be a US (more...)

Report Reveals Visa Improvements for Visitors to U.S.

By Heather Regen
Staff Writer
In January, President Obama issued an executive order aimed at vastly improving the visa application and entry process for visitors to the United States. Working together, the departments of State and Homeland Security have exceeded the president’s goals, cutting interview wait times and (more...)

U.S. Trade Slows in July, Causes Slight Deficit Rise

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. trade deficit hit $42 billion in July, a slight increase from June due to a 1 percent drop in exports and a 0.8 percent decline in imports during the month, according to a new Commerce Department report. The International Trade in Goods (more...)

Historic Visa Agreement Enters Into Force September 9, 2012

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is pleased to announce that the historic U.S.-Russia visa agreement will enter into effect September 9, 2012. The agreement will facilitate travel and establish stronger ties between Russia and the United States, as it will benefit the largest segment of travelers (more...)


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