When US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews said on Tuesday morning that the SelectUSA Investment Summit had a "powerful start" on Monday, he was facing the huge Potomac Ballroom in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday sounded a gloomy note about the prospect of a Palestinian state, warning that his policy difference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "has great consequences for both countries and for the region."
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Afghan requests to slow the drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan.
Small US businesses are embracing the Chinese currency renminbi (RMB or yuan) to settle cross-border trades, more than large or middle-market US companies, according to a global survey commissioned by HSBC bank.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that the Pentagon is seeking funding to ensure Afghan troops are maintained at its targeted peak level through 2017 as a move to show US commitment to strategic partnership with Afghanistan.
The likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's status as the only female contender in the race for the White House gives her a decided advantage over other candidates, as more women than men are expected to vote.