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The United States of America, otherwise known as the USA, has truly built itself up to become one of the world’s leading superpowers. America is by far the most ethnically diverse, multicultural nation in the world, as a result of extremely high levels of immigration which can still be seen today. This has led to major international organisations setting up in the infamous “Land of Opportunity”, where dreams can and have come true.

The United States consists of 50 separate states, with a population today of over 312 million people living there. Canada borderlines “The States”, as it’s also known as, to the direct north and Mexico is situated to the south.

The United States is the largest importer of goods and third largest exporter, though exports per capita are relatively low. Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, and Germany are its top trading partners. In 2010, oil was the largest import commodity, while transportation equipment was the country's largest export.

The economy itself is the world’s largest national economy. Today, the United States is home to 29.6 million small businesses, 30% of the world's millionaires, 40% of the world's billionaires, along with 139 of the world's 500 largest companies. From its emergence as an independent nation, the United States has encouraged science and innovation.


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Zoe Mccleery - Sailing Instructor

Zoe Mccleery

HELP. Hoping to move to San Francisco, early September, maybe before for 1 YEAR. Along with my boyfriend who will be studying a masters at Hult University. I am a post graduate and am looking for a years long work contract in San Francisco. I have extremely great experience and skills, as i spent 3 months working in China recently. Wondering how i may go about searching for Visa Sponsorship Jobs in San Fran. Hopefully looking to work in Retail/Sales/Events/Assisant/PR type jobs? THANK YOU xxx

Mon Jan 28 21:42:39
Bobby Nooravi - Project Manager

Bobby Nooravi

I will look at a possibility and get back to you guys!

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Bobby Nooravi - Project Manager

Bobby Nooravi

Its a small world

Sat Aug 16 03:17:52
Quentin Lebrun

Quentin Lebrun

I am moving to Los Angeles in a few months. But I do not know my accommodation yet. Anybody can help me is great. thank you!

Thu Dec 15 17:13:51
Eoghan Geoghegan - Marketing Coordinator

Eoghan Geoghegan

craigslist , westside rentals usually your best bet other than driving around looking for signs, depends on what part - i live in santa monica!

Mon Dec 19 22:09:59
Quentin Lebrun

Quentin Lebrun

Really!! I am going to Santa Monica also! such a small world. :) I arrive in March so I would hope to have all organised before February? If you know any nice places in Santa Monica to rent, I would love to hear them. thank you again Eoghan for the help

Tue Dec 20 10:21:02
Ronald Wilson - Marketing Coordinator

Ronald Wilson

I recommend using, Craiglist, and apartmentfinder (for reviews). Hotpad definitely comes in handy when you are looking for very specific areas to move to. I've only recently learned about Rent-o-meter which shows the prices of places on a map and scores them based on price and amenities.

Tue Dec 18 22:01:08

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