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  1. May 23, 2014

    US claims victory over China in WTO car dispute

    Washington claimed victory in a World Trade Organisation case challenging the decision by China to impose duties on about...

  2. May 9, 2014

    Mitt Romney backs Obama on minimum wage

    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, backed President Barack Obama on what is arguably his top domestic...

  1. March 9, 2014

    Buyout world likely to dodge tax rise

    Ever since the buyout boom of 2007 and Blackstone chief executive Steve Schwarzman’s lavish $3m 60th birthday party,...

  2. January 5, 2014

    Democrats step up jobless benefits fight

    Senate Democrats on Sunday stepped up their fight to extend unemployment insurance benefits in a battle that could set the...

  3. December 19, 2013

    Obama threat to veto Iran sanctions move

    President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a rare threat to veto legislation after a group of 26 US senators from both...

  4. December 8, 2013

    Fresh US sanctions threaten to derail Iran nuclear talks

    The Obama administration is facing a critical week in Congress as it tries to fend off new Iran sanctions legislation that...

  5. October 3, 2013

    Libertarian economics underpinned Silk Road Bitcoin drug website

    Heroin? No problem. Cocaine? Equally easy. Forged documents? Sure thing. Assassination? Let’s discuss it. The goods and...

  6. June 23, 2013

    Snowden fallout hits China and Russia

    When Edward Snowden leaked documents about US surveillance activities earlier this month, the 29-year-old former...

  7. May 28, 2013

    United States: Big companies urge action against patent ‘trolls’

    The US Congress eventually overcame its internal divisions over patents to pass the America Invents Act in 2011 more than...

  8. May 24, 2013

    US raise flag over SoftBank’s Sprint bid

    Senior US lawmakers raised a red flag over SoftBank’s $20.1bn proposed takeover of a majority stake in mobile operator...

  9. FT Tech Hub

    May 7, 2013

    First Bitcoin, now 3D-printed handguns - why tech has regulators on the run

    What does Bitcoin have in common with 3D printing, besides both being technologies loved by geeks? On the face of it, not...

  10. May 5, 2013

    Gay couples gloomy over US immigration reforms

    A year ago, Martin Chavez married his British partner Adam Norbury in New York. Months later, he was promoted to Goldman...

  11. March 12, 2013

    Gun bill fails to win Republican support

    The Democrat-led Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would require almost all prospective gun buyers to...

  12. February 26, 2013

    Sanctions offer in Iran nuclear talks

    The US and five other world powers have offered Iran some relief from international sanctions over its nuclear programme if...

  13. January 27, 2013

    Obama pivots to immigration

    Immigration reform will take centre stage this week with President Barack Obama giving a major policy speech to relaunch his...

  14. January 21, 2013

    Republicans seek to avoid debt backlash

    Republicans in the House of Representatives on Monday introduced a bill to extend temporarily the debt limit, avoiding a...

  15. January 15, 2013

    Support from Democrat senator lifts Hagel

    The controversial nomination of Chuck Hagel to be next US secretary of defence received a major boost on Tuesday when an...

  16. 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...

  17. December 16, 2012

    ‘These tragedies must end,’ says Obama

    President Barack Obama on Sunday night said America would have to “change” in order to protect its children, combining a...

  18. November 30, 2012

    Two sides in deadlock over fiscal cliff

    Negotiations to prevent the fiscal cliff are stalled, with President Barack Obama and John Boehner, Republican Speaker of...

  19. November 9, 2012

    Time to sort out US immigration

    Democratic senator Chuck Schumer said at a Washington luncheon on Thursday that he and his colleagues would probably begin...

  20. November 8, 2012

    Rove’s discomfort shows super-Pac failings

    Democrats are still delighting in Karl Rove’s near meltdown on election night when, on Fox News, the Republican strategist...

  21. October 9, 2012

    Senior Democrat opposes tax cut for rich

    A senior Democrat in the Senate has quashed the idea of a tax reform deal that would lower rates for the wealthiest...

  22. October 8, 2012

    Republicans shift tone on taxing the rich

    Some Republicans are shifting their tone on the prospect of increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans, in a move that...

  23. July 13, 2012

    Ralph Lauren seeks to calm Olympic furore

    Ralph Lauren said it would manufacture US Olympic team uniforms in America for the 2014 winter games in Russia after facing...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Another down day for US stocks. Global growth and the eurozone were blamed as the S&P 500 fell 0.16 per cent...

  25. December 1, 2011

    Senators look to ease IPO regulations

    Two US senators plan to introduce legislation to make it easier for private companies to go public as a way to boost job...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 20, 2011

    Fixing America's housing market... with Chinese landlords?

    For a Chinese millionaire, investing is a chore these days. The stock market is in the dumps, house prices have stopped...

  27. FT Alphaville

    October 20, 2011

    Visas-for-houses plan unveiled

    A bill will be introduced to the US Senate this week to give visas to foreigners who have spent $500,000 or more on buying...

  28. October 11, 2011

    Senate Democrats seize initiative from Obama

    As Barack Obama sets out a re-election agenda for 2012, he is facing competition from Democrats in the Senate who are...

  29. October 6, 2011

    China currency bill passes US Senate test

    Legislation aimed at punishing China for undervaluing its currency survived a key vote in the Senate on Thursday despite...

  30. The A-List

    October 6, 2011

    America and China both lose in a trade war

    Charles Schumer is stirring up tensions between the US and China again. It is the fourth time the Democratic senator from...

  31. October 5, 2011

    White House voices concern over currency bill

    The White House on Wednesday edged closer to criticising proposed legislation to punish China for undervaluing its currency,...

  32. September 14, 2011

    Republicans win New York congress seat

    The Republican congressional victory in a New York district held by Democrats for nearly a century has piled on the misery...

  33. August 23, 2011

    NYSE Euronext-D Börse deal passes US hurdle

    The planned merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, which would create the largest exchanges company in the world, has...

  34. August 10, 2011

    Senators’ letter on Iran’s central bank

    August 4, 2011 The President The White House Washington, D.C. Dear Mr President: Following the latest report of the...

  35. May 18, 2011

    Schumer claims Corporate America rethink towards party

    Corporate America is giving Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress “a second look” because the Republican party appears “on...

  36. May 17, 2011

    Lawmakers warning on derivatives rules

    New York lawmakers led by Charles Schumer are warning the Federal Reserve and other regulators that they risk flouting the...

  37. May 12, 2011

    Senators quiz US chiefs on $2bn tax deals

    Democratic senators grilled the top five US oil executives at a congressional hearing, dubbing their defence of $2bn in...

  38. May 9, 2011

    Top Republican presses on cuts

    John Boehner, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, laid down a new red line in US budget talks on Monday,...

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