Latest fiscal logjam broken: spending levels set until 2015

US will avoid fiscal Armageddon

If America is doomed to tepid growth, interest rates will also be lower, says Robert Barbera

Ryan plans for balanced US budget by 2024

Blueprint proposes $5.1tn of spending cuts over decade

A budget for the stump, not the Hill

Obama’s proposals are full of populist gimmicks

Obama rallies party with $3.9tn budget

Tax breaks for wealthy cut to fund Democratic spending priorities

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

Republicans grapple with debt ceiling

Talks come as potential sovereign default looms

CBO raises its US deficit forecast

Report says healthcare law will cut 2m from workforce

Lew calls for rise in US borrowing limit

Political manoeuvring to avoid a debt default gathers steam

White House tests new mood in Congress

Republicans pressed to quickly lift debt limit

US Congress agrees $1tn spending deal

IMF left in disarray after refusal to fund its capital increase

Congress and Fed look set to narrow gulf

Relief greets agreement on budget and decision to launch taper

US Senate poised to pass budget

Dozen Republicans join Democratic majority to secure procedural vote

Republicans line up for new budget battle

Fiscal truce established in bipartisan deal may be shortlived

US budget passes House by large majority

Vote of 332 to 94 heralds political ceasefire

US budget deal: this is progress?

Capitol Hill agreement just a prologue to future elections

Deal clears fog and lifts forecasts

US Congress on track to approve budget deal

Political and business leaders back $63bn package

Republicans retreat from budget wars

Leadership chooses to defy right wing of party

US budget deal: What does it add up to?

What does the deal mean in dollars and cents

A deal to build on

US budget agreement shows that Washington can deliver

US Congress strikes budget deal

Not everyone will cheer a US budget deal

Airlines and federal workers will be among the losers

Ryan turns peacemaker in US budget battle

Republican rejects some of the brinkmanship of GOP strategies

Democrats balk at emerging budget deal

Concerns voiced over potential deal’s impact on US middle class