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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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