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    1. February 4, 2016

      Obama proposes $10 per barrel oil tax

      The White House is proposing a bold $10 per barrel tax on oil in a move that immediately sparked a backlash from an...

    2. January 22, 2016

      US proposes new crackdown on methane gas leaks

      The Obama administration has unveiled its latest move to tighten rules around fracking as the US shale industry buckles...

    1. January 13, 2016

      Iran releases US sailors seized in the Gulf

      Iran yesterday released 10 US crew members from two US patrol boats just a day after they were taken into custody,...

    2. January 3, 2016

      Obama’s high stakes final year

      You have to go some way back to find a US president entering his last year without having been written off as a lame...

    3. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Senate adds its approval of US spending bill

      Congress has approved a $1.1tn spending bill after the US Senate followed the House of Representatives in passing the...

    4. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      House approves $1.1tn US spending bill

      Congress moved closer to approving a $1.1tn spending deal on Friday when the House of Representatives passed the...

    5. December 17, 2015

      Wind and solar groups cheer US budget tax breaks

      US renewable energy companies have reacted with jubilation to the budget deal agreed in the US Congress on Tuesday,...

    6. December 16, 2015

      US budget deal is rare compromise

      Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, hailed a rare compromise deal on $1.1tn of government...

    7. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Fed rate rise: a reminder of the world in 2006

      The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2006, a year when sub-prime had yet to...

    8. December 16, 2015

      Iran nuclear deal: EU aides fear US visa restrictions breach pact

      European diplomats involved in the Iran nuclear talks are concerned that US legislation tightening visa procedures for...

    9. December 10, 2015

      Trump postpones Israel trip after rebuke

      Donald Trump, the billionaire leading the Republican presidential race, has postponed a trip to Israel after his...

    10. December 8, 2015

      Donald Trump’s offensive assault on American values

      It says something of how badly Donald Trump, the US Republican hopeful, has erred that journalists initially treated...

    11. December 2, 2015

      Federal Reserve’s piggy bank faces raid to fund highway repairs

      The US Congress is preparing to raid a Federal Reserve piggy bank to help fund $305bn of much-needed highway...

    12. November 19, 2015

      US House of Representatives rebuffs Obama’s refugee policy

      President Barack Obama’s Syria refugee policy has suffered a blow after the US House of Representatives passed a...

    13. Brussels Blog

      November 12, 2015

      Ireland (still) ♥ Apple

      With Margrethe Vestager handing down her decision last month that Starbucks and Fiat received unfair tax benefits from...

    14. November 2, 2015

      Paul Ryan’s promotion lifts hopes for US tax reform

      Paul Ryan, the youthful conservative leader, worked for years to secure a Capitol Hill role that gave him huge sway...

    15. October 30, 2015

      Republicans hold their noses at politics

      This has been a productive week for US Republicans. They settled on a speaker of the House of Representatives, signed...

    16. October 28, 2015

      Paul Ryan faces tough task of unifying fractious US Republicans

      Paul Ryan, the youthful former vice-presidential candidate and golden boy of the conservative reform movement, is on...

    17. October 15, 2015

      Dennis Hastert expected to plead guilty in hush money case

      Dennis Hastert, a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is expected to plead guilty in a case where he is...

    18. October 7, 2015

      VW’s US chief knew of emissions issue for 18 months

      Volkswagen’s US chief executive knew about a potential problem with the company’s compliance with emissions tests as...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. October 13, 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...

    24. 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...

    25. July 30, 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...

    26. July 26, 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...

    27. 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...

    28. July 23, 2011

      US budget negotiations remain deadlocked

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

    29. 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...

    30. June 15, 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...

    31. May 25, 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. March 2, 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. January 13, 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...

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