Latest fiscal logjam broken: spending levels set until 2015

Obama on budget collision course

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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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

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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

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

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