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    1. October 31, 2013

      Staff of senator who attacked banks make overtures to lenders

      Members of the staff of Sherrod Brown, a US senator, have made overtures to financial companies that could help the critic...

    2. October 15, 2013

      Party foes bury the hatchet to chase deal

      Turning to Harry Reid on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnell offered the first concrete sign a US budget deal was in the wind...

    1. April 5, 2012

      Republican race tightens in Pennsylvania

      The Republican presidential race has sharply tightened in Pennsylvania, with Mitt Romney taking a lead over Rick Santorum in...

    2. April 4, 2012

      Senate tackles Facebook privacy and employers

      A forthcoming bill in the US Senate is designed to protect Facebook users from their own compromising photos. In the wake of...

    3. March 30, 2012

      US Senate confirms financial regulators

      The US Senate has confirmed the nominations of four proposed bank regulators, finally allowing a former state regulator to...

    4. March 22, 2012

      Senate passes insider trading ban for Congress

      A bill banning insider trading by members of Congress and some federal workers was sent to President Barack Obama to be...

    5. March 14, 2012

      White House pushes securities reform

      The US administration has triggered opposition from labour unions and other traditional allies with a push to relax some...

    6. March 9, 2012

      Cyberhackers are the most sinister of troublemakers

      There is at first sight a mystery about the six internet hackers revealed to be facing criminal charges in related cases in...

    7. March 1, 2012

      Senate rejects birth control initiative

      The US Senate has narrowly voted down a controversial Republican-sponsored initiative that would have allowed employers with...

    8. February 7, 2012

      Egypt-US meetings cancelled amid trial row

      An Egyptian army delegation visiting Washington abruptly cancelled meetings with senior American lawmakers on Monday as US...

    9. February 3, 2012

      Senate votes to ban lawmaker insider trading

      The US Senate has voted to ban lawmakers from trading stocks based on non-public information gleaned from their legislative...

    10. February 2, 2012

      Congress set to pass new Iran sanctions

      The US Congress is likely to introduce a new round of sanctions targeting Iran after a Senate panel comfortably approved on...

    11. January 20, 2012

      Lobbying campaign scuttles US piracy bills

      An unconventional lobbying campaign by technology companies and their supporters has scuttled work on proposed legislation...

    12. 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...

    13. January 15, 2012

      Israel calls for tougher US sanctions on Iran

      The Israeli government has criticised Washington for failing to impose tougher sanctions against Iran, and blamed what he...

    14. December 16, 2011

      Republicans call stimulus deal ‘offensive’

      The fate of a deal to extend stimulus measures for the US economy for two months has been thrown into doubt as Republicans...

    15. December 14, 2011

      Democrats eye U-turn over tax on millionaires

      The White House and Senate Democrats have discussed dropping their demand for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans to...

    16. December 13, 2011

      CME chief alleges Corzine aware of transfers

      Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of MF Global, “was aware” that the broker-dealer made use of customer funds during...

    17. December 11, 2011

      Top Republican hopes for payroll tax deal

      The top Republican in the Senate predicted a deal would be reached by Congress on renewing stimulus measures for the US...

    18. December 8, 2011

      Illinois appeases exchanges with tax breaks

      Legislative leaders in Illinois have agreed a $100m-a-year tax-relief package for CME Group, the Chicago Board Options...

    19. December 7, 2011

      Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

      Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former governor of Illinois who once tried to sell Barack Obama’s vacant US Senate seat,...

    20. December 2, 2011

      White House on defensive over Iran sanctions

      The Obama administration has been put on the defensive over sanctions on Iran after the US Senate unanimously approved tough...

    21. December 1, 2011

      Hopes rise for deal over US payroll tax cuts

      The White House is seeing progress in its efforts to secure legislation that would extend expiring payroll tax cuts and...

    22. November 30, 2011

      Congress eyes move to ease raising of capital

      As 25m US workers struggle to find full-time work, the Obama administration and Congress are examining proposals to overhaul...

    23. November 30, 2011

      Congress push to relax US securities laws

      Proposals for a big relaxation of US securities laws are being pushed forward in the US Senate in the face of opposition...

    24. November 28, 2011

      Democrats defiant on payroll tax cuts

      Democratic leaders in the Senate opened negotiations in Congress over the extension of payroll tax cuts for American workers...

    25. November 21, 2011

      US farm subsidies remain under scrutiny

      The failure of the “supercommittee” has foiled attempts by lawmakers to use the process to limit cuts in agricultural...

    26. November 16, 2011

      Tight budget set for US markets regulator

      The US agency overseeing futures and derivatives will probably receive a third less in funding than the Obama administration...

    27. November 11, 2011

      Currency Wars

      The currency wars are heating up. The US Senate has passed a bill to penalise countries that manipulate their exchange rates...

    28. November 7, 2011

      US: boondoggle of student loans

      Depending on whose figures one believes, outstanding US student loans – uniquely non-dischargeable in bankruptcy – are...

    29. October 26, 2011

      Visas may be offered to stimulate US property

      The US Senate is considering giving residence visas to foreigners who spend more than $500,000 on residential property in an...

    30. October 21, 2011

      Wetjen confirmed as CFTC commissioner

      Mark Wetjen has been approved as the newest member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, replacing its longest...

    31. October 21, 2011

      US Senate blocks key Obama jobs measure

      WASHINGTON, Oct 20 - US Senate Republicans and Democrats rejected each other's economic stimulus bills on Thursday,...

    32. October 20, 2011

      US Republicans: An oracle of orthodoxy

      In a different era of Republican politics, Tommy Thompson’s decision to run for the US Senate would have given the deans of...

    33. October 17, 2011

      Obama’s new jobs plan puts pressure on critics

      The Obama administration has asked the US Congress to support urgent measures to fund jobs for teachers, firefighters and...

    34. 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...

    35. October 11, 2011

      Senate Democrats seize initiative from Obama

      As Barack Obama sets out a re-election agenda for 2012, he is facing competition from Democrats in the Senate who are...

    36. October 11, 2011

      Obama loses first round of jobs bill battle

      The White House is digging in for a long battle with Congress over its $447bn job plan after a first vote failed on the...

    37. October 11, 2011

      US currency bill passes Senate vote

      A bill that aims to punish Beijing for holding down its currency passed the Senate on Tuesday despite a warning from China...

    38. October 6, 2011

      Bipartisan US push on overseas profits tax

      Efforts by US multinationals to secure a tax holiday on overseas profits were bolstered by a fresh bipartisan push in the...

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