Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. Takes Action to Reduce Energy Dependence -- in Europe tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017744bf55c0970d 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 The nation faces a critical need to "overcome a number of serious problems attached to its development and the growing energy demand," particularly because of its "strong dependence on energy imports," the Obama Administration has concluded. The nation of Macedonia, that is. Steve Peacock U.S. Crafting New Economic Recovery Plan tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016305fa77cb970d 2012-05-30T08:43:20-04:00 2012-05-30T08:45:02-04:00 The damage caused by the global financial crisis requires additional federal intervention, according to the Obama Administration, which is launching a new program to “foster growth and stability at a time of increasing economic turmoil.” Steve Peacock Small Businesses Receive Yet Another Boost from Washington tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015432bac57f970c 2011-06-02T21:28:50-04:00 2011-06-02T21:31:02-04:00 Another small-business support project is about to be unveiled by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—this time in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in southeastern Europe. Steve Peacock