United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km 2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km 2).
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  • Investing.com

    Crude Oil Flirts With 3-Month Highs, but Analysts Warn Slippery Road Ahead

    Investing.com - Crude oil prices remained near three-month highs Wednesday as fears that record output from U.S. shale producers next month would add to the glut in supply were offset by Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih's positive remarks on further production cuts from OPEC members.

  • Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect
    The Charlotte Observer

    Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect

    A Thai court ruled Wednesday that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts can be extradited to the United States to stand trial, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway. The court approved a request from U.S. authorities that Dmitry Ukrainsky be extradited to the U.S., where he has been indicted on fraud and money laundering charges. The court said Ukrainsky's group was charged with stealing more than 1 billion baht ($32 million) from victims in the U.S., Australia, Japan, England, Italy and Germany by planting malware on their computers. However, Ukrainsky's extradition to Russia was previously approved last year by a Thai

  • Ukraine asks UN to move ahead with peacekeeping mission
    AFP

    Ukraine asks UN to move ahead with peacekeeping mission

    Ukraine urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday to draw up options for a peacekeeping mission to the war-torn Donbass region, despite opposition from Russia. President Petro Poroshenko told the General Assembly that deploying a UN-mandated peace force could be a "decisive factor" in bringing an end to the five-year war. Ukraine has pushed the idea of sending blue helmets to the east since 2015, but Russia has rejected the idea, although President Vladimir Putin has talked about possibly sending international observers.

  • Business Wire

    U.S. Xpress Launches Revolutionary Professional Driver Development Program

    U.S. Xpress Debuts Premier Learning and Development Program at Redesigned Center in Tunnel Hill, Georgia

  • Ryder Cup 2020: The last five contests on US soil
    Omnisport

    Ryder Cup 2020: The last five contests on US soil

    After Steve Stricker was confirmed as captain of the United States, we take a look at the last five Ryder Cups on American soil.

  • Europe Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Conference 2019: Focus on Advanced Techniques and Approaches - Rotterdam, Netherlands - June 20th-21st, 2019
    PR Newswire

    Europe Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Conference 2019: Focus on Advanced Techniques and Approaches - Rotterdam, Netherlands - June 20th-21st, 2019

    DUBLIN , Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Europe 2019" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Biofabrication and Biomanufacturing ...

  • Huawei Founder Says U.S. Can't Crush the Company, BBC Reports
    Bloomberg

    Huawei Founder Says U.S. Can't Crush the Company, BBC Reports

    Huawei Technologies Co.'s founder Ren Zhengfei said "there's no way the U.S. can crush us," according to an interview he gave to BBC. "The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced. Even if they persuade more countries not to use us temporarily, we can always scale things down a bit," he said. Ren also said the arrest of his daughter and Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is politically motivated. Meng was arrested in Vancouver in December on a U.S. extradition request alleging fraud. Huawei has denied any wrongdoing. Huawei is facing mounting scrutiny as the U.S. convinces a growing list of allies to blacklist its networking equipment. "If the lights go out in the West, the

  • Walton Family Foundation: “Small-Town America Has Big-Time Potential for Economic Growth”
    Business Wire

    Walton Family Foundation: “Small-Town America Has Big-Time Potential for Economic Growth”

    The Walton Family Foundation released new research today that ranks micropolitan areas across the United States, creating a data-driven index to measure economic performance across America’s small towns across the Heartland and beyond. “The research concludes that small-town America has big-time potential for economic growth, which will help boost the nation’s economy and has the potential to bridge the economic gaps between the United States’ micropolitan and metropolitan areas,” said Ross DeVol, the lead researcher and a Walton Fellow at the Walton Family Foundation.

  • iAnthus Opens Hudson Valley Dispensary, the Company's 20th Dispensary in the U.S. and 2nd in New York
    CNW Group

    iAnthus Opens Hudson Valley Dispensary, the Company's 20th Dispensary in the U.S. and 2nd in New York

    NEW YORK , Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. ("iAnthus"), (IAN.CN) (ITHUF), which owns, operates, and partners with best-in-class regulated cannabis operations across the United States , is pleased to announce that it has opened its second New York dispensary, located in the Dutchess County town of Wappingers Falls . The dispensary will operate as "Citiva Hudson Valley" under iAnthus' "Citiva" New York dispensary brand. The 2,600 sq. ft. dispensary is located at 1147 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls , a short drive from Beacon Train Station on the Metro-North Railroad, Marist College , Vassar College , and a collection of New York historical sites.

  • Business Wire

    United States Neurology Devices Market Outlook 2015-2017 & 2018-2025 - Focus on Hydrocephalus Shunts, Interventional Neuroradiology Devices, Neurosurgical Products and Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

    The "United States Neurology Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Hydrocephalus Shunts, Interventional Neuroradiology Devices, Neurosurgical Products and Others" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

  • FOREX-Dollar struggles before Fed minutes; yuan hits 3-week high
    CNBC.com

    FOREX-Dollar struggles before Fed minutes; yuan hits 3-week high

    * Euro/dollar trades quietly before Fed policy minutes * Yuan further buoyed by trade talk hopes * Yen loses more ground to dollar after BoJ comments * Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - China's yuan rose on Wednesday after the United States pressed Beijing to prevent sharp weakening of its currency as part of any trade deal, while the dollar paused as traders positioned ahead of the release of Federal Reserve policy minutes. The yuan has been a strong performer in 2019, helped by the recovery in emerging market assets broadly and optimism that Washington and Beijing are close to agreeing a deal to end their trade conflict. In offshore markets,

  • Reuters

    Fresenius Medical Care plans 1 bln eur share buyback

    Fresenius Medical Care, the world's biggest provider of dialysis services, signalled a return to profit growth from 2020 on Wednesday and said it would buy back shares worth 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) over the next two years. FMC, which has been burdened by a lower percentage of its patients on higher paying insurance schemes and contributions to campaigns to lobby against state ballot initiatives, said it expects adjusted sales growth of between 3-7 percent in 2019.

  • Iran's Rouhani says U.S. sanctions are 'terrorist act'
    Reuters

    Iran's Rouhani says U.S. sanctions are 'terrorist act'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration targeting Tehran's oil and banking sectors amounted to "a terrorist act". Animosity between Washington and Tehran - bitter foes since Iran’s 1979 revolution - has intensified since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Tehran last May and reimposed sanctions lifted under the accord. "The struggle between Iran and America is currently at a maximum.

  • Associated Press

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  • Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper
    Reuters

    Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper

    The United States should respect China's right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government's top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country's doors to the outside world would open wider. The United States has accused China of unfair trade practices, including forced technology transfers, charges it has denied. Respect and cooperation are the correct choice for both countries, something the international community hopes to see, State Councillor Wang Yi told the delegation of U.S. business leaders and former officials in Beijing on Tuesday.