Americans spend savings from cheap petrol

Research clashes with reports that consumers were paying down debt

Low inflation risks cloud Fed rate debate

Policymakers concerned over global growth


The human cloud: A new world of work

Scattering jobs into a virtual world raises questions

Dollar notes

Dollar strength only part of earnings hit

Impact across S&P 500 depends on how much companies sell abroad

Clinton opposes Obama Pacific trade deal

Move is blow to US president’s efforts to sell TPP to Congress

World economy set for dollar recession

IMF statistics suggest that global GDP in dollar terms this year will fall by $2.7tn

Dollar notes

US deficit widens as exports slow

Analysts shave Q3 growth estimates on weakening global demand

‘Safe harbour’: why it is on the ropes

ECJ scuppers deal that allows data transfer between US and EU

TPP deal lifts hopes for US-EU trade pact

Negotiators set to accelerate TTIP talks after Pacific Rim success

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It’s still the middle class, dumbo

Yet no American populist has reached the Oval Office since the 19th century

Obama says Congress risks hurting economy

President warns on $18tn debt ceiling, which must be raised within five weeks

US recovery drives jump in remittances

Central America enjoys financial boost from migrant workers

Weak US jobs rise adds to rate doubts

Economy adds only 142,000 positions in September, fewer than expected

Skirmishes ahead in long US budget war

The government remains open but the struggle to fund it continues

US woos private investment in transport

Foxx calls for partnership approach to ease ‘huge pressure’

Fed focus on jobs and factory numbers

Data to fuel speculation about when US rates will be raised

US growth revised higher to 3.9%

Second-quarter GDP confirms economy enjoys sustained tailwinds

US Congress jostles as shutdown looms

Moves to maintain government funding despite division on abortion

Yellen reiterates case for 2015 rate rise

Fed chair plays down risks to US policy from overseas slowdown

US states deepen ties with China

Chinese FDI into US hits record $6.4bn in the first half of 2015

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