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Visa Challenges Hold Back Foreign Entrepreneurs

Founding a startup company is never an easy proposition. Many fail early on, while only a handful ever gain the right mix of startup capital, talented employees and innovation required to make a small idea big.

Carter Praises Venezuela, Scolds U.S. on Voting Processes

When Hugo Chavez won Venezuela‘s election in 2006, not everyone was happy about the results. Still, former President Jimmy Carter said at the Carter Center Sept. 11, the controversial leader won “fairly and squarely.”

Atlanta Fed’s Dennis Lockhart: World Can Learn From Latin America

Through prudent macroeconomic and fiscal policies, marked by loosened trade barrier and modest budget deficits, countries in Latin America have set upon a path to be modeled by the rest of the world, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said Aug. 21.

NCR Investigating Syrian Allegations

NCR Corp., a Duluth-based ATM and payment systems maker, has launched an internal investigation into allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions prohibiting business operations in Syria and anti-bribery laws in Africa, China and the Middle East.

Invest Atlanta Kicks Off Startup Initiative

Faced with strong domestic competition in cities like New York and Austin, Atlanta is hoping to draw on its strengths to lure a new wave of startup companies and entrepreneurs, officials from the city’s economic development agency announced Aug. 14.

Making a Difference, One Pair of Shoes at a Time

In an area of Africa where thousands are without shoes and foot disease runs rampant, Coach Ron Hunter of the Georgia State University men’s basketball team aims to provide a pair of shoes to everyone he can.

Chambliss: Private Sector Should Drive Cyber Security

In an era when hostile governments or rogue computer hackers can potentially deal serious blows to the United States, private utility companies and not the government should be setting up the nation’s protective cyber security standards

Brazilian Chamber Kicks Off ‘Succeed in Brazil’ Series

Brazil can be a daunting country for foreign companies to invest in, which is why the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast has commissioned a three-part “Succeed in Brazil” seminar series designed to help U.S. companies enter the Latin American country.

Usher’s New Look Teaches New Skills for Youth

More than 100 youth leaders from across the globe hope to take back new skills to empower their communities thanks to a World Leadership Conference held last week by the entertainer Usher’s New Look Foundation. 

GSU Professor Teaching Thai School Old Tricks

What’s the true value of a university education?

Obama Fast Tracks Savannah, Charleston Port Projects

Plans to dredge the harbors of Savannah and Charleston, S.C., are among seven nationally significant infrastructure plans to be fast tracked for final approval, the White House announced late July 18.

Diversity Drives Fulton County’s Brazilian Bond

It’s one of the fastest-growing economies in the developing world, but business wasn’t the only reason Fulton County targeted Brazil for economic and cultural exchanges.

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