LOS ANGELES—Believing the purchase of 10 thermal imaging cameras went beyond commercial printing applications, FBI agents stopped a pair of Beijing residents at Los Angeles International Airport from boarding a plane to China with the devices and charged them with knowingly attempting to export restricted items without a license. Zhi Yong Guo, 49, and Tah Wei Chao, 52, were arrested April 7 and held without bail, pending an arraignment later in the month, according to The Associated Press. The men each face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted. The thermal imaging cameras, which produce heat-based images invisible to the naked eye,

Tens of thousands of Americans took part in the California Gold Rush of 1849. At that time, everyone in our fledgling country could envision the seemingly limitless opportunities available in the great, untamed West. Fewer were actually willing to venture out into that wild territory to mine those hills, and fewer still were prepared with the knowledge, mindset and tools to overcome the challenges of doing so. While there was no doubt gold was in those hills — it was only the well-prepared and well-informed who ultimately struck it rich! For NPES members, today’s global business opportunities are not unlike the 1849 California

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