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    1. May 7, 2015

      Former military chiefs press US Congress on trade deals

      Some top US former military leaders have called for Congress to give President Barack Obama the fast-track authority he...

    2. March 5, 2012

      US set to help small businesses go public

      The US House of Representatives is poised to pass a package of measures designed to make it easier for small companies...

    1. February 7, 2012

      Europe flies into clean air turbulence

      Having the US and China on the same side of a trade dispute is a rare sight. But the decision by the European Union to...

    2. January 16, 2012

      Debate over online piracy rages in US

      Proposed bills in the US House of Representatives and Senate aimed at reducing online piracy have stirred up an...

    3. October 12, 2011

      US Congress passes trade pacts

      Three bilateral trade agreements have passed the US House of Representatives and Senate. But the votes came with a...

    4. October 5, 2011

      White House voices concern over currency bill

      The White House on Wednesday edged closer to criticising proposed legislation to punish China for undervaluing its...

    5. July 29, 2011

      US debt drama enters theatre of absurd

      You go to the cinema or the theatre to see the stars perform. What happened on Thursday in the US House of...

    6. July 25, 2011

      Obama raps Republicans over debt talks

      President Barack Obama has urged congressional leaders to reach a “fair compromise” over the next few days to avoid a...

    7. July 25, 2011

      Debt ceiling impasse pushes US stocks lower

      Wall Street weakened on Monday amid uncertainty over whether an agreement to raise the US federal debt ceiling would be...

    8. July 22, 2011

      US budget negotiations remain deadlocked

      US budget negotiations remain deadlocked after a Saturday summit at the White House between Barack Obama and...

    9. June 24, 2011

      Reprieve for Obama on Libya

      The US House of Representatives pulled back from a full-scale confrontation with Barack Obama, president, over Libya...

    10. June 14, 2011

      Congressional opposition rising to Libya role

      John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the US House of Representatives, has warned President Barack Obama that he will...

    11. May 24, 2011

      Stakes raised in US budget fight

      Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives are planning to hold a symbolic vote as early as next week to...

    12. March 30, 2011

      Boehner plays a cool hand in budget brinkmanship

      The US government may be about to run out of money and shut down in eight days, but the man in the middle of the bitter...

    13. March 17, 2011

      Prospects for early US corporate tax reform in doubt

      Midway through a congressional hearing on the budget this week, Tim Geithner, the US Treasury secretary, was asked by a...

    14. March 16, 2011

      Drug companies and scientists ire over budget cuts

      Drug companies and scientists have sharply criticised federal budget cuts to medical research funding, voicing fears...

    15. March 1, 2011

      House votes for $4bn cuts to avert shutdown

      The US House of Representatives approved legislation that will fund the government until March 18, avoiding a federal...

    16. February 5, 2011

      US retreats from attack on renminbi

      The US Treasury has again declined to label China a currency manipulator, saying the renminbi’s real exchange rate is...

    17. January 14, 2011

      Geithner starts talks on tax overhaul

      The Obama administration will take its first step on Friday towards a possible overhaul of the US corporate tax system,...

    18. January 12, 2011

      List of US concerns with China grows

      China must reduce unfair subsidies, stop the theft of intellectual property and let its currency appreciate, Tim...

    19. January 9, 2011

      America reels after atrocity in Arizona

      The shooting in Tucson on Saturday, which killed six and left 14 injured – with Gabrielle Giffords, a member of the US...

    20. January 5, 2011

      Now Obama needs to talk up America

      As Republican John Boehner accepted the Speaker’s gavel in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday he spoke of the...

    21. December 17, 2010

      Obama signs tax-cut extension into law

      The $858bn bill to extend Bush-era tax cuts became law on Friday, relieving the US economy of the threat of tax rates...

    22. December 5, 2010

      Obama must force the parties to co-operate

      In January, a new Republican majority takes charge in the US House of Representatives. The balance of political power...

    23. November 21, 2010

      Pelosi and the risk of polarisation

      Last week Democrats in the US House of Representatives re-elected the leadership team that presided over their party’s...

    24. November 4, 2010

      US midterms muddy waters for derivatives

      The Republican takeover of the US House of Representatives has sparked fears in the derivatives and clearing industry...

    25. November 2, 2010

      Investors gauge election bounce

      Even though Republicans, touting business-friendly policies, appear set to take control of the US House of...

    26. October 31, 2010

      Middle America’s Tea Party is here to stay

      When the Democratic party loses control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday night, as all polls suggest it...

    27. September 30, 2010

      US rejects ‘trade war’ with China

      Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, said the renminbi was on track for significant appreciation against the dollar and...

    28. September 29, 2010

      US Congress backs action on renminbi

      The US House of Representatives passed legislation that would punish China for undervaluing its currency and harming...

    29. September 19, 2010

      US treads legal tightrope to tackle China

      Congressional leaders debating the wisdom of direct legislation against China over its currency interventions are...

    30. September 10, 2010

      Renminbi tensions

      It was exactly 12 weeks ago that the People’s Bank of China said it was swapping a peg for a basket. Since then,...

    31. September 1, 2010

      BP ad spend triples since spill

      BP spent $93m on advertising in the three months following its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, more than three...

    32. August 15, 2010

      Party paralysis in Washington

      The US House of Representatives interrupted its summer recess last week to pass, with a bogus sense of drama, an...

    33. August 8, 2010

      Congress and the need to get a grip

      Leaders of the Democratic party in the US House of Representatives have interrupted their summer recess and summoned...

    34. August 5, 2010

      Geithner warns over Bush-era tax cuts

      Tim Geithner, US treasury secretary, on Wednesday suggested there was little room for compromise on the Obama...

    35. August 4, 2010

      Obama must show that he knows his limits

      Members of the US House of Representatives have gone home to campaign for re-election. Senators will follow after...

    36. August 2, 2010

      BHP helps power FTSE recovery

      BHP Billiton was among the gainers on Monday as mining stocks helped power the FTSE 100 to a 2½-month high.BHP rose 4.3...

    37. July 28, 2010

      Rangel scandal

      In an election year, the allegations levelled against Charles Rangel, the once-mighty New York Democrat who has served...

    38. July 2, 2010

      Move to end drug deals with generic rivals

      Congress is inching closer towards ending multi-billion-dollar agreements between branded drugmakers and their generic...

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