The amount of money coming into American companies from overseas fell 32% last year.
Foreign investors spent $259.6 billion to acquire, launch, and expand businesses in the United States in 2017, according to numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's down from a historic high of $439.5 billion in 2015.
The largest chunk of last year's foreign direct investment came from Canada ($66.2 billion), followed by the United Kingdom and Japan.
Foreign direct investment is...