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    1. November 26, 2014

      US Congress considers host of tax breaks

      The US Congress is pondering a tax package that would permanently extend a host of popular tax breaks and, critics say, make...

    2. September 7, 2014

      Biggest tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

      Three US companies seeking to use controversial takeovers to cut their US tax bills hold at least $21bn in “trapped”...

    1. August 12, 2014

      Preet Bharara takes on Andrew Cuomo in battle of New York

      It is a public showdown with little precedent in the rough-and-tumble history of New York. Preet Bharara, a federal...

    2. August 3, 2014

      TD Ameritrade dispute turns spotlight on US patent legislation

      A legal dispute between TD Ameritrade and a small trading software company has emerged as a potential test case in...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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