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  1. July 5, 2012

    AIG frustrates mortgage refinancing plan

    AIG, the insurer bailed out by the US authorities, is frustrating attempts by US homeowners to refinance their...

  2. June 28, 2012

    US Congress strikes transport deal

    US congressional negotiators struck a deal on a two-year bill to fund transport projects, defying the political gridlock...

  1. 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...

  2. February 6, 2012

    Shame on you, Mr Obama, for pandering on trade

    President Barack Obama infamously killed the multilateral Doha Round last December by instructing his representative at the...

  3. July 20, 2011

    Hacking case linked to News Corp US arm referred to FBI

    A legal battle over alleged computer hacking of a US marketing company by a News Corp subsidiary has been referred to US...

  4. July 13, 2011

    More US senators call for News Corp investigation

    A growing number of US politicians are calling on Washington to investigate whether News Corp, which is headquarted in New...

  5. July 13, 2011

    News Corp abandons BSkyB bid

    Rupert Murdoch has bowed to intense political pressure and withdrawn News Corp’s planned bid to take full control of British...

  6. November 3, 2010

    California bucks national political trend

    California lived up to its reputation for bucking national political trends when its voters rejected Meg Whitman and Carly...

  7. Material World

    November 3, 2010

    A change in America's political (h)air

    Getty Images I admit: the morning after the US midterm elections, I’m disappointed. Not because the Democrats lost the House...

  8. November 3, 2010

    Defeats for Whitman and Fiorina

    Meg Whitman was heading for defeat in California’s gubernatorial election despite spending more than $140m of her own money...

  9. October 19, 2010

    Tax deters return of $1,000bn to US

    Corporate America appears to be hoarding cash. But the reality is that much of the almost $1,000bn on non-financial company...

  10. September 30, 2010

    Fiorina struggles in left-leaning California

    In an election year that has confounded expectations at every turn and seen the Tea Party movement emerge as a potent...

  11. September 28, 2010

    Senate Democrats should ditch their leader

    Harry Reid should lose his job. By that, I do not mean as the US senator from Nevada, because his defeat by Sharron Angle,...

  12. August 24, 2010

    US migration mess

    Quite where US immigration policy will stand after November’s midterm elections is anybody’s guess. Like no other subject,...

  13. July 13, 2010

    Obama faces growing credibility crisis

    Robert Gibbs, Barack Obama’s chief spokesman, got into hot water this week for daring to speak the truth – that the...

  14. June 23, 2010

    Obama to renew push for climate change action from Senate

    Barack Obama will today make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil spill...

  15. June 22, 2010

    Obama to push climate change on back of BP spill

    Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil...

  16. May 24, 2010

    Three fight it out in tight race for Senate primary

    If the California governor's race is too close to call, the Republican Senate primary in the state next month is similarly...

  17. May 23, 2010

    Tight race for California Senate primary

    If the California governor’s race is too close to call, the Republican Senate primary in the state next month is similarly...

  18. May 5, 2010

    Congress treads fine line on finance bill

    Senators and regulators moved yesterday to narrow the power to wind down large interconnected financial companies in an...

  19. April 8, 2010

    Film industry seeks to block movie exchanges

    Plans to launch Hollywood’s first movie futures exchanges may be derailed after a growing coalition of film studios,...

  20. March 5, 2010

    UK Treasury to reap more than £2.5bn on bonuses supertax

    The bonus supertax will reap more than £2.5bn for the UK Treasury, giving the UK government an unexpectedly large windfall...

  21. March 4, 2010

    Democratic senators push 50% banker bonus tax

    Democratic senators tried to introduce a 50 per cent bonus tax on Thursday on companies that have received money from the...

  22. March 4, 2010

    Bonus supertax to bring in £2.5bn

    The UK’s bonus supertax will reap more than £2.5bn for the Treasury, according to a Financial Times survey of 16 global...

  23. January 23, 2010

    Bernanke under pressure

    Ben Bernanke's prospects for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman were thrown into doubt yesterday as the Obama...

  24. January 23, 2010

    Bernanke's re-election prospects in doubt

    Ben Bernanke's prospects for a second term as chairman of the US Federal Reserve were thrown into doubt yesterday as the...

  25. January 23, 2010

    Bernanke struggles for backing

    Ben Bernanke's prospects for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman came under serious question yesterday as the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2010

    Beating up Bernanke

    This is Barbara Boxer, the latest Senate Democrat to have turned against Ben Bernanke’s re-confirmation as Fed chairman....

  27. January 22, 2010

    Bernanke under pressure

    Ben Bernanke’s prospects for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman were thrown into doubt on Friday as the Obama...

  28. November 6, 2009

    California dreams

    There is a tradition of Hollywood actors becoming governor of California, with Arnold Schwarzenegger having followed Ronald...

  29. November 4, 2009

    Republican boycott delays bill

    Democratic efforts to push a sweeping climate change bill through the Senate this year suffered a severe setback yesterday,...

  30. November 4, 2009

    Republicans boycott bill meeting

    Senate Democrats yesterday pressed ahead with efforts to pass a climate change bill, even as Republicans boycotted a...

  31. November 3, 2009

    Power struggle

    Thirty years after the Three Mile Island accident, and 23 years after the Chernobyl disaster, the threat of nuclear calamity...

  32. November 3, 2009

    Republican boycott delays climate bill

    Democratic efforts to push a sweeping climate change bill through the Senate this year suffered a severe set-back on...

  33. October 28, 2009

    US stands to lose out on clean energy, warns Chu

    The US stands to miss out on a multi-billion dollar market in clean energy technologies unless it acts quickly to catch up...

  34. October 27, 2009

    Senate opens climate change laws debate

    The Senate's environment and public works committee will today begin hearings on a climate change bill that aims to cut US...

  35. October 27, 2009

    Senate weighs draft bill to cut emissions by 20%

    The US Senate's environment and public works committee will begin hearings today on a climate change bill that aims to cut...

  36. October 26, 2009

    US Senate opens debate on climate change

    The Senate’s environment and public works committee will on Tuesday start hearings on a climate change bill, although it is...

  37. October 4, 2009

    Senate climate bill

    The outline climate bill introduced by senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer last week is much like the Waxman-Markey...

  38. October 2, 2009

    Climate bill's fillip for nuclear industry

    The US nuclear energy industry is set to receive support for new reactors, research and development, and training under the...

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