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    1. May 28, 2013

      Krueger to step down as White House’s chief economist

      Alan Krueger will step down as the White House’s chief economist this autumn, with Jason Furman set for a promotion to...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2012

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Goldman Sachs is expanding its presence in… Utah? - A favourable signal in today’s jobs report for...

    1. August 29, 2011

      Krueger to head Obama’s economic council

      Alan Krueger, one of America’s leading labour market economists, will be the next chairman of Barack Obama’s Council of...

    2. August 7, 2011

      Geithner to stay on as Treasury secretary

      Tim Geithner has decided to remain as Treasury secretary, avoiding a potentially unsettling transition at the tiller of US...

    3. July 1, 2011

      Geithner adds to Obama debt woes

      Tim Geithner’s promise to remain as Treasury secretary until talks to lift the country’s borrowing limit are complete...

    4. June 27, 2011

      Obama economists

      In the “yes we can” days after Barack Obama’s election in 2008, the all-star team of economists gathered round the new...

    5. June 7, 2011

      Obama looks at extra stimulus

      President Barack Obama said the US would consider extending some of the stimulus measures enacted late last year in the wake...

    6. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2011

      Obama loses Goolsbee and poll ratings

      The Obama administration is set to lose the last economist on its original team of economic advisers with the departure of...

    7. June 7, 2011

      Leading Obama economic adviser to leave

      Austan Goolsbee, one of President Barack Obama’s closest economic advisers, will leave the administration in the summer to...

    8. June 3, 2011

      White House puts on brave face over jobs

      As soon as the bleak monthly US jobs data for May were released – cementing fears that the economic recovery has slowed...

    9. April 1, 2011

      Data spur US labour market hopes

      The US economy generated a stronger-than-expected 216,000 jobs in March, providing further evidence that a robust recovery...

    10. January 27, 2011

      Fiscal help still needed, says Obama aide

      The US recovery still needs support from fiscal policy, the top economic adviser to Barack Obama said on Thursday, as the...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 4, 2011

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Calculated Risk’s outlook for US housing prices this year. - A less sunny outlook for jobs creation...

    12. January 3, 2011

      Republicans ready for battle on debt ceiling

      The new Republican-led House of Representatives that will convene on Capitol Hill on Wednesday was elected vowing to repeal...

    13. December 3, 2010

      Blow to Obama as jobless rate rises

      The US unemployment rate rose to 9.8 per cent in November, dashing market hopes of a stronger recovery and dealing a sharp...

    14. September 22, 2010

      Summers leaves Obama’s team

      Barack Obama’s economics team is in flux. The departure of Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will...

    15. September 12, 2010

      Republican leader hints at tax concession

      A leading Republican has offered a glimmer of hope for a potential compromise in the fiercely partisan US debate over...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2010

      Goolsbee for top White House adviser post

      President Obama has promoted Austan Goolsbee to head the White House Council of Economics Advisers, administration sources...

    17. September 10, 2010

      Goolsbee to head Obama economic council

      President Barack Obama signalled he would keep faith in his economic team when he elevated Austan Goolsbee, an old friend,...

    18. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2010

      El-Erian: Judging Obama, Geithner and Goolsbee

      Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive and co-chief investment officer at PIMCO, looks ahead to today’s American policy...

    19. March 12, 2010

      Obama to tap Yellen as Fed vice-chairman

      The Obama administration is set to nominate Janet Yellen, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as vice...

    20. March 2, 2010

      Kohn presents White House with another big challenge

      The White House economic team was presented with a new challenge yesterday when Don Kohn's resign-ation as vice-chairman...

    21. March 1, 2010

      Kohn gives White House another big challenge

      The White House economic team was presented with a new challenge on Monday when Don Kohn’s resignation as vice-chairman...

    22. January 21, 2010

      War on banks unsettles hedge funds

      JPMorgan may be forced to pull just under $1bn it has invested in funds run by its flagship hedge fund, the $21bn Highbridge...

    23. November 14, 2009

      Obama officials hit out at plans for the Fed

      Plans to strip the Federal Reserve of its bank supervision powers were rebuffed yesterday in two separate speeches by...

    24. November 14, 2009

      White House hits out at Fed plan

      Plans to strip the Federal Reserve of its bank supervision powers were rebuffed yesterday in two separate speeches by...

    25. November 14, 2009

      Government officials rebuff plan to strip Fed's bank supervisory powers

      A Senate proposal to strip the Federal Reserve of its bank supervision powers met resistance yesterday from two senior...

    26. November 13, 2009

      White House hits out at plan to strip Fed powers

      A Senate proposal to strip the Federal Reserve of its bank supervision powers met resistance on Friday from two senior Obama...

    27. June 6, 2009

      Data show mix of distress and some optimism

      For months, economists and politicians have been grasping at fragile "green shoots" in the US economy: tentative signs that...

    28. June 6, 2009

      Obama adviser urges reality check over jobs

      A wave of enthusiasm greeted yesterday's news that 345,000 jobs were cut in the US last month, far fewer than during the...

    29. June 6, 2009

      Jobs data fuel hopes worst of recession is over

      For months, economists and politicians have been grasping at fragile "green shoots" in the US economy: tentative signs that...

    30. June 6, 2009

      Jobs data fuel hopes worst of recession is over

      For months, economists and politicians have been grasping at fragile "green shoots" in the US economy: tentative signs that...

    31. June 5, 2009

      Obama adviser urges reality check over jobs

      A wave of enthusiasm greeted Friday’s news that 345,000 jobs were cut in the US last month, far fewer than during the...

    32. May 8, 2009

      Obama's trade stance keeps partners guessing

      During last year's US presidential campaign Austan Goolsbee, then Barack Obama's economic adviser, got into hot water when...

    33. May 7, 2009

      Obama keeps partners guessing on trade

      During last year’s US presidential campaign Austan Goolsbee, then Barack Obama’s economic adviser, got into hot water when...

    34. April 1, 2009

      GM's new chief warns on further cost cuts

      General Motors is to close more car plants, lay off more workers and speed up consolidation of dealers as part of its...

    35. March 31, 2009

      Henderson calls for ‘reinvented’ GM

      General Motors is to close more car plants, lay off more workers and speed up consolidation of dealers as part of its...

    36. March 23, 2009

      Toxic asset strategy is biggest test for Obama administration

      The Obama administration today faces its biggest test when Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, unveils a plan to take...

    37. November 27, 2008

      Obama says economic help 'is on the way'

      Barack Obama, announcing a new tier of independent advisers to assist him in tackling the economic crisis, yesterday...

    38. November 24, 2008

      Obama stimulus could cost $700bn

      Barack Obama's proposed economic rescue plan could cost up to $700bn, a Democratic Senate leader said yesterday, as top...

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