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    1. August 11, 2016

      Clinton sees chance to build bridges on infrastructure

      Hillary Clinton is gambling on achieving the kind of political breakthrough early in the next Congress that has eluded...

    2. December 17, 2015

      Cruz and Rubio fight it out in Trump’s slipstream

      Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, the two Cuban-Americans running for president, are stepping up an increasingly bitter fight...

    1. November 26, 2015

      Refugees, the US and the propagation of fear

      I have lived in the US for most of the past 52 years. Never in that time have I seen a country so brave and dauntless...

    2. October 21, 2015

      Bond investors nervous as US debt default looms

      Political skirmishes over US government borrowing intensified on Wednesday as anxiety grew in the bond market over a...

    3. October 2, 2015

      Skirmishes ahead in long US budget war

      The narrow escape from a US government shutdown this week clears the way for Congress to grapple with a host of fiscal...

    4. September 2, 2015

      Obama secures votes to pass Iran nuclear deal

      President Barack Obama secured a major foreign policy victory after he garnered enough votes to ensure that...

    5. August 7, 2015

      US Democrat Chuck Schumer to oppose Iran nuclear deal

      The most prominent Democratic Jewish member of US Congress Chuck Schumer said on Thursday evening that he will vote...

    6. June 9, 2015

      US senators call for currency retaliation over China hacking

      The International Monetary Fund should hold off including China’s currency in a policy basket in retaliation for...

    7. May 14, 2015

      Senate deal puts Obama trade plan back on track

      Republicans and pro-trade Democrats voted to open debate on crucial trade legislation on Thursday, deflecting an...

    8. May 3, 2015

      The precarious prospects of London finance

      It was 2006, and the City of London was enjoying an extraordinary surge, capturing market share and kudos from its...

    9. January 28, 2015

      Loretta Lynch defends US president’s immigration policy

      Loretta Lynch, the nominee to become US attorney-general, used her confirmation hearing on Wednesday to defend...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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”...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. January 28, 2013

      Obama pivots to immigration

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

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. December 17, 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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