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    1. August 28, 2015

      Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton languish in Donald Trump’s shadow

      It may seem odd for a man who has been caricatured by Donald Trump as a “low energy guy” to describe himself as the...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Hillary Clinton needs to come clean over email fiasco

      The 2016 presidential race started off with the equivalent of an open goal for Hillary Clinton. No credible rival...

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    1. The Future of Nafta

      Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
    2. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. August 26, 2015

      Obama on cusp of winning Iran nuclear vote

      The White House is close to securing the votes it needs in Congress to keep the nuclear agreement with Iran on track...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Support for Iran deal grows in Congress

      The White House is on the verge of securing the votes it needs to prevent Congress from blocking the nuclear agreement...

    3. August 23, 2015

      Biden-Warren meeting fuels 2016 talk

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, has stoked speculation that he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic...

    4. August 20, 2015

      Hillary Clinton cannot delete email controversy

      As most of the presidential contenders battle for air time in the slipstream of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, the...

    5. August 20, 2015

      Black protest group eyes US poll impact

      The growing protest movement about police violence against black Americans is beginning to intersect with the...

    6. August 14, 2015

      US approves oil exports to Mexico

      The Obama administration has approved the first exports of US crude to Mexico as the strains of a low oil price...

    7. August 14, 2015

      Outspoken outsiders ride on a wave of US populism

      America is having a summer fling with populism. The maverick surge of Donald Trump, whose status as the Republican...

    8. August 12, 2015

      Jimmy Carter suffers spread of cancer

      Jimmy Carter, the former US president and Nobel Peace Prize winner who in his later years has taken on a role as a...

    9. August 10, 2015

      Hillary Clinton pitches loan-free college tuition

      Hillary Clinton is proposing a $350bn plan to make college more affordable and reduce the burden of student debt on...

    10. August 7, 2015

      Republican debate leaves Trump an open question

      Donald Trump lashed out at a Fox News moderator Friday after a divisive performance at the first Republican...

    11. August 7, 2015

      US Democrat Chuck Schumer to oppose Iran nuclear deal

      The most prominent Democratic Jewish member of US Congress Chuck Schumer said on Thursday evening that he will vote...

    12. August 5, 2015

      SEC adopts rule to reveal chief executive pay ratio

      US companies will have to disclose the gap between their chief executives’ pay and an average employee’s salary under a...

    13. August 2, 2015

      As Hillary Clinton stumbles, some Democrats turn to Joe Biden

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, has long been considered the Democratic party’s best “Plan B” if Hillary Clinton’s...

    14. August 2, 2015

      Obama’s long, hot Iranian summer

      Six years ago, Barack Obama’s big domestic reform almost went up in flames during an August of town hall protests. He...

    15. July 31, 2015

      Million-dollar donors show elite’s role in 2016 US race

      Jeb Bush raked in 24 of them. Ted Cruz has revealed six — all of them big. For Scott Walker, the count is four. The...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Yanis: his “demeanor had sometimes given his tenure the air of a five-month-long TED talk.” -...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      On Nigeria's ongoing inflation, fuel scarcity challenge

      The Central Bank of Nigeria MPC voted eight to four to leave the monetary policy rate unchanged at 13.00 per cent...

    18. July 24, 2015

      Call for DoJ probe into Clinton emails

      The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate a “potential compromise of classified information” surrounding...

    19. July 24, 2015

      US income inequality rises up political agenda

      Hillary Clinton calls it the defining economic challenge of our time. Jeb Bush says if the economy does not grow,...

    20. July 23, 2015

      ‘You’ve been fleeced’ by Iran, Kerry told

      Naive. Fleeced. Bamboozled. Those were the words that greeted John Kerry, US secretary of state, when he went to...

    21. July 19, 2015

      Architect of financial reforms takes on Democratic critics

      Barney Frank, the architect of landmark financial reforms that bear his name, has a message for Elizabeth Warren and...

    22. July 16, 2015

      Wall Street opens its wallet for Jeb Bush

      Many of the 2016 US presidential candidates had to disclose their campaign finance numbers to the public for the first...

    23. July 15, 2015

      Clinton sets out her faith in profit-sharing

      Few Americans can be in any doubt that Hillary Clinton’s big idea as president would be to reverse the middle-class...

    24. July 15, 2015

      ‘Golden parachutes’ under fire in US

      Opposition to “golden parachutes” is hardening among US Democrats on Capitol Hill, in the wake of a series of cases...

    25. July 14, 2015

      Iran deal: US reaction

      President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would welcome “a robust debate in Congress” on the nuclear agreement with...

    26. July 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton vows crackdown on Wall Street risk-taking

      Hillary Clinton pledged to rein in risk-taking on Wall Street and to jail executives found guilty of financial crimes,...

    27. July 10, 2015

      Clinton’s stumbles fray Democratic nerves

      Tactical blunders. A strained relationship with the media. An insurgent rival drawing enormous crowds. For Hillary...

    28. July 7, 2015

      Clinton says email controversy ‘blown up’

      Hillary Clinton has dismissed suggestions that voters no longer trust her after a wave of controversies disrupted the...

    29. July 7, 2015

      US should toughen bank reforms, says IMF

      The International Monetary Fund has called for the US to defend and strengthen its Dodd-Frank financial reforms, adding...

    30. July 2, 2015

      War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

      Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the...

    31. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had...

    32. July 1, 2015

      Hillary Clinton raises record $45m in White House bid

      Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president, said her campaign expects to have raised...

    33. June 25, 2015

      Prepare for fireworks from America’s populist left

      If you mention the words “Elizabeth Warren” on Wall Street, many bankers metaphorically foam at the mouth. No wonder....

    34. June 23, 2015

      Obama clears last big hurdle to fast-track trade powers

      President Barack Obama is poised to win the powers he needs to close the biggest trade deal in a generation, after a...

    35. June 23, 2015

      US presidential TV debates under fire

      A political alliance seeking to ease the way for independents to run against Democratic and Republican nominees for the...

    36. June 21, 2015

      President and his party trade blows

      The way Keith Ellison tells it, decades of bad trade policy and globalisation are responsible for the devastation of...

    37. June 18, 2015

      Obama’s trade agenda revived by House vote

      Republicans in the House of Representatives sought to resurrect Barack Obama’s trade agenda and plans for a Pacific Rim...

    38. June 17, 2015

      White House turns up heat in Trans-Pacific Partnership battle

      The Obama administration is telling Democrats that a failure to deliver a trade deal with Japan and 10 other Pacific...

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