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    1. January 28, 2013

      Obama starts push for immigration reforms

      President Barack Obama will on Tuesday begin his push to overhaul the US immigration system, calling for reforms that would...

    2. January 11, 2013

      Obama gets party go-ahead on debt limit

      Democratic leaders in the Senate gave President Barack Obama the green light to sidestep Congress and take executive action...

    1. December 27, 2012

      Pentagon candidacy tests veteran Hagel

      Chuck Hagel earned two Purple Hearts in Vietnam and took on George W. Bush over the Iraq war, but the retired Republican...

    2. December 18, 2011

      Boehner casts doubt on US stimulus deal

      The fate of a compromise deal to extend stimulus measures for the US economy for two months was thrown into doubt on Sunday...

    3. October 26, 2011

      Visas may be offered to stimulate US property

      The US Senate is considering giving residence visas to foreigners who spend more than $500,000 on residential property in an...

    4. September 28, 2011

      US Senate to vote on China tariffs

      The US Senate is set to vote next week on legislation to punish China for manipulating its currency, as the renewed threat...

    5. July 6, 2011

      Republicans lay out conditions for tax rises

      Key Republicans in the House of Representatives laid out their conditions for supporting new tax revenues in advance of a...

    6. December 20, 2010

      Obama’s arms vision poised to win approval

      The new Start arms control treaty with Russia, President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy goal, is on the verge of...

    7. July 28, 2010

      IMF staff and board split on renminbi

      China’s currency remains “substantially” undervalued, the staff of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, but...

    8. June 11, 2010

      China's export surge angers US

      A surge in Chinese exports and rising anger in the US Congress will put renewed pressure on China to allow its currency to...

    9. June 10, 2010

      Action on China

      Legislation making it easier to block Chinese imports because of the perceived misalignment of its currency will be...

    10. April 24, 2010

      Move to heal rift

      The administration of Barack Obama has played down signs of a rift with Democrats over White House criticism of the Israeli...

    11. April 6, 2010

      Battlelines are blurred in dispute over renminbi

      From the outside, the battlelines in the renminbi wars look quite simple: the US on one side, threatening the heavy ordnance...

    12. January 7, 2010

      Hopes rise for warmer reception

      Given that accusations of being too close to the financial industry jeopardised Chris Dodd's re-election prospects, banks...

    13. January 6, 2010

      Banks hope for warmer reception

      Given that accusations of being too close to the financial industry jeopardised Chris Dodd’s re-election prospects, banks...

    14. December 21, 2009

      ’Tis the season to put a sock in it

      Great Aunt Edith always gave me socks for Christmas. They came in useful in those days, when we all had to walk five miles...

    15. April 30, 2009

      Governance and BofA

      Isn’t it ironic . . . don’t you think? Alanis Morissette would have plenty to say about the recession. Longer working days,...

    16. March 10, 2009

      Obama intelligence nominee withdraws

      Barack Obama, US president, suffered another personnel blow on Tuesday after his pick to head the National Intelligence...

    17. February 10, 2009

      Mortgage subsidy scheme draws fire

      The competing versions of the US economic stimulus bill to be negotiated between the House of Representatives and the...

    18. February 10, 2009

      Mortgage subsidies under fire

      The competing versions of the US economic stimulus bill to be negotiated between the House of Representatives and the Senate...

    19. February 9, 2009

      Mortgage subsidy scheme draws fire

      The competing versions of the US economic stimulus bill to be negotiated between the House of Representatives and the Senate...

    20. December 24, 2008

      IndyMac allowed to backdate capital

      One of the main US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain "well capitalised" status...

    21. December 24, 2008

      Office let Indy Mac backdate capital

      One of the key US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain "well capitalised" status and...

    22. December 24, 2008

      Office let IndyMac backdate its capital

      One of the key US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain "well capitalised" status and...

    23. December 23, 2008

      IndyMac allowed to backdate its capital

      One of the main US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain “well capitalised” status and...

    24. November 13, 2008

      Republicans and Democrats unite in favour of move

      Hank Paulson's decision was applauded by Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill yesterday, writes James Politi . "I'm...

    25. November 12, 2008

      Treasury chief wins Capitol Hill plaudits

      The decision by Hank Paulson, Treasury secretary, to scrap the asset-purchase side of the $700bn financial rescue plan was...

    26. November 6, 2008

      Democrats hail 'stellar' night

      Democratic hopes of winning a 60-seat super-majority in the US Senate were dim but alive yesterday, as four seats remained...

    27. November 6, 2008

      Democrats hail 'stellar' night

      Democratic hopes of winning a 60-seat super-majority in the US Senate were dim but alive yesterday, as four seats remained...

    28. September 23, 2008

      Xmas comes early

      Charles Schumer, the US senator, has created an interesting verb: "We will not Christmas tree this bill." Let us conjugate:...

    29. September 22, 2008

      Democrats move to bring relief for Main St

      Six weeks before the US elections, members of Congress would normally be winding down business and entering full-time...

    30. September 19, 2008

      Democratic legislators prepare stimulus plan

      Democratic legislators in the US are set to approve hundreds of billions of dollars in funding to deal with the financial...

    31. May 29, 2008

      BofA in Sambol U-turn

      Bank of America on Wednesday reversed course on a controversial plan to appoint David Sambol, a senior executive from...

    32. March 20, 2008

      Bush on back foot over role in economy

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had for...

    33. March 20, 2008

      Bush on the back foot over economy role

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had for...

    34. March 20, 2008

      Bush on the back foot over economy role

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had for...

    35. March 19, 2008

      Bush on back foot over role in economy

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had for...

    36. January 18, 2008

      Washington in bipartisan mood on economy

      With stock markets swooning, it was clear on Friday that the bipartisan mood in Washington to produce an effective economic...

    37. January 17, 2008

      Bernanke ready to support fiscal stimulus

      Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, is today expected to offer his qualified support for the idea of a fiscal stimulus...

    38. January 17, 2008

      Bernanke set to back fiscal stimulus

      Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is today expected to offer his qualified support for the idea of a fiscal stimulus to...

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