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  1. March 11, 2014

    Fannie and Freddie shares plunge on Senate bill

    Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged on Tuesday after Senate leaders released a bipartisan plan to unwind the US...

  2. February 19, 2014

    Works councils at VW ‘key’ for further US work

    Germany’s Volkswagen is unlikely to approve further investments in US plants that lack German-style works councils, the...

  1. February 16, 2014

    UAW’s failure to sway VW workers clouds future

    In the months leading up to last week’s vote on union recognition at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory in Tennessee,...

  2. February 15, 2014

    VW workers at US car plant snub union

    US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

  3. FT Alphaville

    January 8, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Brad Plumer on the US oil-export ban. - How the NSA almost killed the Internet. - The dark side of...

  4. January 8, 2014

    US senators push for Fannie and Freddie wind-down

    US senators Bob Corker and Mark Warner on Wednesday made another push for their legislation to wind down Fannie Mae and...

  5. December 31, 2013

    US politics: who will make the running in 2014?

    US President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and incoming Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will be the most...

  6. December 1, 2013

    Reboot fails to remove all glitches on Obamacare site

    A significant reboot of the Obama administration’s online health insurance exchange has failed to placate its opponents,...

  7. November 22, 2013

    Fannie and Freddie plan gets Washington attention

    Bob Corker, the Republican senator co-sponsoring a bill to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has become the first senior...

  8. November 20, 2013

    Yellen’s path to Fed is eased by support of key Republican

    Janet Yellen is sailing towards confirmation as the next chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve after a crucial Republican...

  9. November 13, 2013

    Congress looks to future without Fannie and Freddie

    President Barack Obama said in August that he supported an approach to “end Fannie and Freddie as we know them,” and some...

  10. November 3, 2013

    Yellen to meet Republican lawmakers ahead of confirmation votes

    Janet Yellen, US Federal Reserve chair nominee, this week meets key Republican party lawmakers who will probably oppose her...

  11. October 14, 2013

    Senate closes in on deal to reopen US government

    Senate leaders were late on Monday closing in on a deal to reopen the federal government and avert a potentially...

  12. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    FT ALPHAVILLE We’ve got a full Yellen nomination reading round-up — and on the debt ceiling front, David ponders those...

  13. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Equity markets across Asia-Pacific were mixed as investors weighed the negative impact of a continued shutdown in...

  14. October 3, 2013

    Stand-off threatens delays to drafting of new legislation

    The poisonous politics of the US government shutdown is infecting other bills that Congress is looking to tackle this year,...

  15. August 26, 2013

    Obama prepares wary US public for Syria turning point

    The White House has begun to prepare a wary US public for military action in Syria, with a flurry of well-publicised...

  16. June 27, 2013

    Obama choice for regulator backtracks on reducing mortgage debt

    The Obama administration’s nominee to run the Federal Housing Finance Authority has backtracked on some of his earlier...

  17. June 25, 2013

    Bill to wind down Fannie and Freddie has bipartisan support

    A bipartisan group of senators presented a plan for a sweeping reform of US housing finance that would wind down Fannie Mae...

  18. June 20, 2013

    Senate strikes deal for immigration reforms

    The US Senate moved closer to passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Thursday, with a deal to increase security...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - “No, the IT revolution is not over” – says this Fed paper. - Those “great vampiric beasts that...

  20. May 1, 2013

    Obama picks Mel Watt for housing agency job

    The Obama administration nominated Mel Watt, a Democratic congressman for North Carolina, to run the Federal Housing Finance...

  21. March 7, 2013

    Obama efforts renew ‘grand bargain’ hopes

    Barack Obama’s charm offensive towards Republican lawmakers this week has renewed hopes of a “grand bargain” deal on deficit...

  22. March 5, 2013

    Obama woos foes on budget

    Barack Obama has stepped up his efforts to woo a small group of Republican senators into a budget deal, in an attempt to...

  23. February 26, 2013

    Bernanke puts case for QE benefits

    Ben Bernanke’s mission for his trip to Congress on Tuesday was to explain why the benefits of the Fed’s third, $85bn-a-month...

  24. January 13, 2013

    US resistance grows to Hagel nomination

    Chuck Hagel’s nomination as US secretary of defence faced more resistance on Sunday after one senior senator suggested...

  25. December 28, 2012

    Obama presses for last-minute cliff deal

    President Barack Obama said he was “modestly optimistic” that a last-minute budget deal could be struck before the...

  26. December 10, 2012

    Obama calls for extra push on fiscal cliff

    Barack Obama warned that leaders needed to do more than the “bare minimum” to support the economy ahead of the year-end...

  27. December 9, 2012

    Obama and Boehner resume fiscal cliff talks

    A handful of top Republicans are giving up their opposition to higher tax rates on the rich, signalling possible progress in...

  28. May 21, 2012

    US regulator under fire for JPMorgan oversight

    A regulator criticised for its supervision of US banks before the financial crisis is facing fresh questions over its...

  29. May 18, 2012

    Senate backs Fed nominees

    The US Senate confirmed two nominees for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, giving the panel a full seven members for...

  30. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2011

    Bernanke stresses no European bail-out

    US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has told Republican senators the Fed plans no additional aid to European banks amid...

  31. July 29, 2011

    Search for the path to a US debt deal

    Democratic leaders in the Senate were racing against the clock to clinch Republican support for their plan to raise the debt...

  32. May 6, 2011

    Call for axe on business tax breaks

    The US should consider scrapping a wide variety of business tax breaks, says a Republican senator, as special subsidies come...

  33. May 3, 2011

    Blame game: What they said

    “Some in the US press have suggested that Pakistan lacked vitality in its pursuit of terrorism or, worse yet, that we were...

  34. March 22, 2011

    Wells Fargo chief hits at ‘swipe’ fee curbs

    Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf has lashed out at new restrictions on debit card “swipe” fees scheduled to take...

  35. March 9, 2011

    Proposed rule to cut debit card swipe fees is stalled

    A controversial rule to cut debit card swipe fees would be delayed and kicked back to regulators for more study under new...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2010

    Republicans seek reform of Federal Reserve

    Political opposition to the US Federal Reserve’s new $600bn round of quantitative easing – nicknamed QE2 – is becoming a...

  37. November 16, 2010

    Republicans seek reform of Federal Reserve

    Political opposition to the US Federal Reserve’s new $600bn round of quantitative easing – nicknamed QE2 – is becoming a...

  38. September 16, 2010

    Warren set for US consumer body

    The Obama administration appeared poised to appoint Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor, to set up its Consumer...

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