US growth slows to 2.6% in fourth quarter

Marked slowdown from 5% pace in third quarter

Five takeaways from slower US growth

Weak overseas demand is weighing on the economic recovery

US growth cools to 2.6% in fourth quarter

Slowdown from the 5% annualised pace set in the third quarter

US profitability: the rich list

Sixty years of corporate history show longevity of some sectors such as oil while others have been more transient

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Obama on budget collision course

President to propose up to $70bn in discretionary spending

Five takeaways from Fed meeting

Stage set for intense discussions over timing of rate rise

Fed stays on steady course with rates

Central bank says US economy expanding at ‘solid’ pace

US trade chief says Pacific deal close

Froman steps up push for fast-track negotiating authority

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US budget deficit to fall to 2.6% of GDP

Strengthening economy to boost government revenues in 2015

Interactive graphic: Meet the Feds

Amid turnover, it is unclear what policies US central bank will adopt next

Puzzle of low wage rises tests the Fed

Feeble pay data could add to calls for a delay to US rate rises

Give middle classes fair share of pie

Those who work in the real economy should be paid more

State of the Union: Five issues to watch

Obama has stronger evidence this year to present an improving economic picture

IMF cuts forecasts for global growth

Cheap oil not enough to dispel gloom over economic prospects

Obama battles to win trade deal authority

President faces opposition from his own party and unions

Obama targets top 1% with $300bn tax plan

Wealthy hit by proposal to close capital gains loophole and banks face levy

US inflation fall adds to Fed dilemma

Falling fuel costs see index down to 0.8% in biggest drop since 2008

Retail sales shake faith in US recovery

Unexpected fall in spending changes views on Fed’s timing

Credit rules hit homeowning around world

Fitch warns that a generation is being priced out of the market

World Bank cuts forecast for growth

Global economy too reliant on ‘single engine’ of US recovery