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    1. 8 hours ago

      Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

      Barack Obama has used his power to thwart the Republican-controlled Congress by vetoing a bill to approve the Keystone XL...

    2. 10 hours ago

      US not to charge killer of unarmed black man

      Federal authorities have declined to file charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

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    1. 19 hours ago

      Security fears as immigration battle threatens partial US shutdown

      The US is days away from a partial government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats struggle to break a deadlock over...

    2. February 23, 2015

      Yahoo executive and NSA chief clash over online data privacy

      A Yahoo executive clashed with the new head of the National Security Agency at a conference on Monday as tensions continued...

    3. February 23, 2015

      US launches crackdown on pension adviser conflicts

      President Barack Obama is launching a crackdown on the US pensions industry, where the White House says Americans are losing...

    4. February 23, 2015

      Bibi, Barack, Boehner and the bomb

      The invitation from John Boehner, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, to Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Underpaid, picked-on Mr Kuper will be welcome in the US any day

      Sir, I am shocked — shocked! — that there are FT readers who find Simon Kuper a “salon socialist” who “doesn’t understand...

    6. February 20, 2015

      Israel: Netanyahu takes his show on the road

      With three weeks to go before a tight general election, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not missed an...

    7. February 20, 2015

      Walmart sends wage signal to US business

      “Every time you use a self-checkout lane or a touchscreen ordering system, it’s a task that used be part of someone’s job...

    8. February 20, 2015

      Rahm’s edge cuts both ways in Chicago

      Like many job applicants, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel hoped a good word from his old boss would give him an edge. On...

    9. February 20, 2015

      Pentagon reveals plans to retake Mosul from Isis

      The Pentagon took the unusual step on Thursday of disclosing plans for an Iraqi-led attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq’s...

    10. MBA blog

      February 19, 2015

      How global is an MBA really?

      “More than 40 per cent of the class of 2016 is international!” This is one of the first stats Stanford touted when I walked...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Obama’s muddled stance in the war against Isis

      The war on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is still in its early stages. Yet President Barack Obama is risking a...

    12. February 19, 2015

      Isis is not about Islam, says Obama

      Violent extremists in Syria and Iraq have nothing to do with Islam, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, as he tried to...

    13. February 19, 2015

      Why Walmart’s raise is good for business

      Walmart’s decision to hike the wages of its lowest-paid employees is a big deal, and not just for those of Walmart’s workers...

    14. February 19, 2015

      Human rights fears rise in Venezuela

      Lilian Tintori repeats a question her five year-old daughter has asked more than once during the past year: “Will daddy die...

    15. February 19, 2015

      White House grapples with jihadi threat

      “We cannot win this war by killing them,” Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the US Department of State, told MSNBC on Monday,...

    16. February 19, 2015

      White House warns on risks to growth outlook

      The US economy in charts America’s accelerating recovery risks being slowed by weak income growth, inequality and depressed...

    17. February 18, 2015

      Bush attacks Obama on Russia and Iran

      Jeb Bush outlined a foreign policy agenda on Wednesday that mixed red meat for the Republican Party base about the perceived...

    18. February 18, 2015

      Obamacare enrolments nearly double

      About 11.4m Americans enrolled in private health insurance plans during the second sign-up period for coverage under...

    19. February 17, 2015

      Judge strikes blow to Barack Obama’s immigration plan

      A political fight over US immigration policy intensified after a Texas federal judge temporarily blocked President Barack...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A crucial meeting over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony...

    21. February 16, 2015

      Obama attacks Europe over technology protectionism

      European officials have hit back at Barack Obama for suggesting that efforts to restrain Silicon Valley companies on the...

    22. February 15, 2015

      Obama sends cabinet member to port talks

      President Obama on Saturday sought to head off a costly work stoppage at Pacific coast ports by sending his labour secretary...

    23. February 13, 2015

      Cyber world like ‘Wild West’, says Obama

      Barack Obama has signed an executive order to enable the sharing of information on threats to cyber security, as the US...

    24. February 13, 2015

      Obama has bumbled into the right Syria policy

      Messaging matters, and US President Barack Obama’s painfully public vacillation on what to do with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad...

    25. February 12, 2015

      Obama in new push over cyber security

      The White House is preparing a new cyber security executive order to improve the sharing of information between companies...

    26. February 12, 2015

      Barack Obama’s cyber security push spurs privacy fears

      After the bruising recriminations between the White House and the technology industry over the National Security Agency,...

    27. The World

      February 12, 2015

      After Minsk - why the 'arms to Ukraine' debate will continue

      If the Minsk II agreement reached between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany can secure a ceasefire and save...

    28. February 12, 2015

      ‘Crazy’ energy ideas are long-term bets

      The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, the US government office that funds research into fuel and power technologies,...

    29. February 12, 2015

      Q&A: US challenges China export subsidies

      The latest trade spat between the US and China is over what Washington says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for...

    30. February 11, 2015

      Yemen rebels seize US embassy equipment

      Rebels in Yemen seized vehicles owned by the US government on Wednesday after American diplomats closed the embassy and fled...

    31. February 11, 2015

      UK warned on reduced military capability

      The UK’s military combat capability has been reduced by up to 30 per cent while Russia and China have been rapidly...

    32. February 11, 2015

      Obama asks Congress to back war on Isis

      Six months after US planes began bombing Jihadi militants in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is taking a political...

    33. February 11, 2015

      US challenges ‘illegal’ Chinese export subsidies

      The US has launched a new challenge to what it says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for sectors ranging from...

    34. FT Data

      February 11, 2015

      US honey production in a sticky spot

      US honey prices are continuing a steady upward trend with year-on-year prices in early February 13 per cent higher as a...

    35. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    36. February 9, 2015

      Powell rejects calls to audit the Fed

      The Federal Reserve governor known as the “lone Republican” on the US central bank’s board has fired back at calls from...

    37. February 9, 2015

      Arming Ukraine ‘an option’, says Obama

      Barack Obama left open the option of arming Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatist rebels should diplomatic...

    38. February 9, 2015

      Policy makers eye corporate cash piles in bid to boost growth

      Since the financial crisis, policy makers have been obsessed with growing levels of public debt. But as economic growth in...

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