Education is compulsory throughout the country through age 16. Colleges include junior or community colleges (offering two-year degrees), four-year colleges and universities, and graduate or professional schools.
An open, vibrant economic climate, an entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative the manufacturing and industrial sectors have helped the U.S to become the most powerful economy in the world. As a country rich in resources it has focused on upgrading its broad industrial base and developing its highly sophisticated services sector to maintain its position as the world’s largest economy. Although its markets are now maturing and growth rates in certain industries have slowed substantially, the U.S. remains one of the world’s most efficient markets, offering extensive opportunities to traders from all over the world.
Labor Force by Occupation Technical Sales & Admin Managerial & Professional Servicing Manufac, mining transportation & craft Farming, forestry & fishing
American sports developed separately from the rest of the world and consequently, home-grown games such as baseball, football and basketball dominate the sports scene. The success of the American-hosted 1994 World Cup has raised the profile of soccer, especially among recent immigrants, but ice hockey continues to be the most popular runner-up to the established sporting trinity. Urban America also invented the great indoors: aerobics and the gym, indoor rock-climbing and indoor beach volleyball
Six Main Regions The Midwest Ohio Nebraska Michigan Indiana Wisconsin Illinois Minnesota Iowa Parts of Missouri Dakota Kansas Eastern Colorado The South South West Virginia Florida Central Texas Kentucky Tennessee North & South Carolina Georgia Alabama Mississippi Arkansas Louisiana Parts of Missouri Oklahoma
Six Main Regions The West Colorado Wyoming Montana Utah California Nevada Idaho Oregon Washington Alaska Hawaii The Southwest Western Texas New Mexico Arizona Nevada Parts of Oklahoma Parts of California
Percentage of immigrants from different countries in 1990 Mexicans Koreans Dominicans Vietnamese Philippines Chinese Indians Russians Jamaicans Iranians
Generally, the working week is Monday through Friday, 8.30 or 9.00 to 5.00 or 6.00 pm.
Many people, however, work overtime.
Usually, business is conducted at an extremely fast pace in a meeting, the participants will proceed with business after some brief, preliminary small talk keep your business cards ready. You may not get one in return always regardless of the negotiator, company policy is always followed
Find out if there is any set pattern for voice mails
Give your name and reason for calling and where and when you can be reached.
Avoid phraseology like ‘ya’ or ‘ok’
Be clear of what is being discussed, ask if in doubt
At the end of the conversation summarize what is expected of you or vice-versa
Take notes do not depend on memory
End on a cordial note
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Gas Stations Shamrock Amoco Shell AARCO Texaco Mobil Exxon Citgo
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