Latest fiscal logjam broken: spending levels set until 2015

Volcker warns on US state finances

Parts of the country remain under ‘heavy pressure’

Republicans hail Congress budget plan

White House says middle-class families and growth would be hurt

Budget plan a test for Republicans

US opposition aims to balance books over 10 years

Lew warns Congress over US debt ceiling

Country’s creditworthiness ‘not a bargaining chip’

Immigration battle threatens US shutdown

Republican-Democrat stand-off places security funding at risk

Showdown looms over US defence spending

Obama proposes increase in budget above agreed limits

Obama faces backlash over cash pile tax

One-off levy could harm competitiveness, warns business

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Obama on budget collision course

President to propose up to $70bn in discretionary spending

US budget acrimony signals trouble ahead

Bill outrages liberals over move to soften derivatives rules

US Senate deal ends shutdown threat

Days of revolts and stopgaps end in rare weekend vote

$1.1tn budget bill delayed in US Senate

Parties clash, pass bill to extend funding until Wednesday

US budget fight shows Wall St still toxic

Compromise spending deal reveals deep political faultlines

US lawmakers in narrow $1tn spending deal

Revolt by Democrats at provision they attack as gift to Wall Street

Grouse is sacrificed for US budget peace

Compromise spending deal averts threat of government shutdown

US lawmakers reach $1tn budget deal

Package will kick contentious battle over immigration into next year

US defence nominee faces budget battle

Ashton Carter would lead a Pentagon beset with problems

US closer to averting government shutdown

Hybrid spending package would push immigration battle into 2015

Clock ticks over US spending bill

Republican hardliners push for showdown over immigration reforms

US projects threatened by funding row

US will avoid fiscal Armageddon

If America faces tepid growth then interest rates will be lower

Ryan plans for balanced US budget by 2024

A budget for the stump, not the Hill

Obama’s proposals are full of populist gimmicks

Obama rallies party with $3.9tn budget

US debt limit legislation clears Congress

Passage of law follows last-minute Republican campaign

House votes to increase US debt limit

Speaker defies party conservatives in budget battle