Business: The Selling of America

Foreign capital rushes into the U.S., creating jobs and some controversy

"It is as if the rest of the world knows something about the U.S. that Americans themselves no longer dare to remember."

Edmund Stillman, director of Hudson Research Europe, Ltd., Paris

While Americans agonize over the lation's real or imagined woes, many people from far off are raiding their savings accounts, borrowing money, taking their business profits and betting on the future of the U.S. Not since British loans helped finance the building of the nation's canals and railroads in the 19th century...

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