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  1. 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 to...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 unusually...

  2. 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 sense of...

  3. 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 currency,...

  4. 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 Representatives...

  5. 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 when it...

  6. 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 have...

  7. 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 reject a...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 that...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 House...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 going...

  14. 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 is...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 that...

  17. November 2, 2010

    Investors gauge election bounce

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

  18. 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 will,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 the...

  21. 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, China’s...

  22. 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 times...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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 finishing...

  26. 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 per...

  27. July 28, 2010

    Rangel scandal

    In an election year, the allegations levelled against Charles Rangel, the once-mighty New York Democrat who has served 40...

  28. 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...

  29. May 28, 2010

    US Congress deals blow to EADS over tankers

    The US House of Representatives on Thursday night adopted a measure to force the Pentagon to consider the role of illegal...

  30. May 27, 2010

    Stakes high in dogfight over engine dominance

    A long-running battle to dominate the market for fighter engines will come to a head today when the US House of...

  31. May 26, 2010

    Stakes high in dogfight over engine dominance

    The air engine war: the F-35 is planned to have a lifespan of 30 years  A long-running battle to dominate the market for...

  32. April 1, 2010

    White House seeks a climate consensus

    When Barack Obama took office, he proclaimed a "new chapter in America's leadership on climate change", calling for a...

  33. March 31, 2010

    White House seeks a climate consensus

    When Barack Obama took office, he declared a “new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change”, calling for a federal...

  34. March 25, 2010

    US healthcare bill to be returned to House

    WASHINGTON, March 25 – A package of final changes to a landmark healthcare reform law must be approved again by the US House...

  35. March 23, 2010

    Drugs companies edge lower

    European drugmakers were in focus yesterday after the US House of Representatives approved a sweeping healthcare...

  36. March 22, 2010

    US debate puts focus on drugmakers

    European drugmakers were at the centre of investors’ attention on Monday after the US House of Representatives approved a...

  37. March 22, 2010

    Slideshow: US healthcare bill vote

    Protesters gather as the US House of Representatives opens a session set to culminate with a crucial vote on President...

  38. March 20, 2010

    Democrats confident of healthcare victory

    Democratic leaders in the US House of Representatives said on Sunday they believe they will have the votes to pass landmark...

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