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      US Congress raises heat on World Bank over China fears

      The US Congress is putting pressure on the World Bank to preserve its social and environmental rules for projects in...

    2. December 12, 2014

      All-female panels: the new normal?

      A couple of months ago, I chaired a panel to discuss reform and regulation at the Sibos banking conference in Boston. No...

    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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

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      Rupert Murdoch has bowed to intense political pressure and withdrawn News Corp’s planned bid to take full control of British...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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...

    30. November 6, 2009

      California dreams

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

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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