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Off the Northway: Ties between area, emirates grow stronger

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The connections between the Saratoga region and the Arab world — the oil-rich and politically stable part of it — are stronger than you might think. It’s pretty widely known that the GlobalFoundries semiconductor plant in Malta is owned by the emirate of Abu Dhabi, through a government investment fund. Some people think the foreign ownership was the real reason President Barack Obama didn’t drop by GlobalFoundries last month, when he instead visited Albany’s nanotechnology ...


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