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    1. August 1, 2013

      Why Obama should pick Summers to lead the Fed

      After eight years as chair of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke is stepping down. Fairly soon, President Barack Obama...

    2. May 28, 2013

      Krueger to step down as White House’s chief economist

      Alan Krueger will step down as the White House’s chief economist this autumn, with Jason Furman set for a promotion to...

    1. Gavyn Davies

      October 30, 2011

      Fed plans changes to communications strategy

      The startling recovery in risk assets in October – global equities rose by 11 per cent during the month - was triggered...

    2. August 29, 2011

      Krueger to head Obama’s economic council

      Alan Krueger, one of America’s leading labour market economists, will be the next chairman of Barack Obama’s Council of...

    3. June 27, 2011

      Obama economists

      In the “yes we can” days after Barack Obama’s election in 2008, the all-star team of economists gathered round the new...

    4. June 7, 2011

      Obama looks at extra stimulus

      President Barack Obama said the US would consider extending some of the stimulus measures enacted late last year in the wake...

    5. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2011

      Obama loses Goolsbee and poll ratings

      The Obama administration is set to lose the last economist on its original team of economic advisers with the departure of...

    6. June 7, 2011

      Leading Obama economic adviser to leave

      Austan Goolsbee, one of President Barack Obama’s closest economic advisers, will leave the administration in the summer to...

    7. May 3, 2011

      Tips on jobs from Zappos for US

      America’s job market is barely treading water. The rate of unemployment might have dropped below 9 per cent, but jobless...

    8. February 7, 2011

      Obama’s Keynesian failures must never be repeated

      President Barack Obama’s $814bn economic expansion has woefully failed to reach each of its self-imposed targets. The...

    9. September 26, 2010

      Lead from the centre, Mr President

      The Obama administration began with an embarrassment of economic talent, but the surfeit is disappearing. Larry Summers will...

    10. September 22, 2010

      Summers leaves Obama’s team

      Barack Obama’s economics team is in flux. The departure of Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will...

    11. September 22, 2010

      Advisers advise but the president must lead

      The most important thing about the departure of Larry Summers as President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser is not why he...

    12. Money Supply

      September 21, 2010

      The last days of Summers

      Larry Summers’ days as steward of the Obama administration’s economic policy are numbered. The White House has just released...

    13. August 12, 2010

      America: A new way forward

      Towards a solution? A fuselage section for a Boeing 787 being built at Spirt AeroSystems, whose operations form part of an...

    14. August 6, 2010

      Focus on Obama’s economic team

      In response to another disappointing jobs report, Christina Romer, the departing chairman of the Council of Economic...

    15. August 6, 2010

      US economic adviser Romer steps down

      Christina Romer, head of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Thursday became the second prominent member of Barack Obama’s...

    16. May 20, 2010

      US to press China on business

      The US will attempt next week to persuade China to back away from industrial policies that are damaging to US businesses, a...

    17. May 20, 2010

      US to press China on business

      The US will attempt next week to persuade China to back away from industrial policies that are damaging to US businesses, a...

    18. March 12, 2010

      Obama to tap Yellen as Fed vice-chairman

      The Obama administration is set to nominate Janet Yellen, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as vice...

    19. March 10, 2010

      Recession spurs US rethink on jobs target

      A top Federal Reserve official yesterday indicated that the target for full employment in the US economy could be raised in...

    20. March 9, 2010

      Recession spurs US rethink on jobs target

      A top Federal Reserve official on Tuesday indicated that the target for full employment in the US economy could be raised in...

    21. March 2, 2010

      Kohn presents White House with another big challenge

      The White House economic team was presented with a new challenge yesterday when Don Kohn's resign-ation as vice-chairman...

    22. March 1, 2010

      Kohn gives White House another big challenge

      The White House economic team was presented with a new challenge on Monday when Don Kohn’s resignation as vice-chairman...

    23. January 30, 2010

      Good news coda closes fortnight of misfortune

      "A welcome piece of encouraging news" is how Christina Romer, chair of the White House council of economic advisers,...

    24. January 29, 2010

      Good news coda at end of a difficult fortnight

      “A welcome piece of encouraging news” is how Christina Romer, chair of the White House council of economic advisers,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2010

      US banks braced for bonus backlash

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and other big banks are bracing for renewed public anger as they prepare to unveil...

    26. January 11, 2010

      Banks braced for bonus backlash

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and other big banks are bracing for a renewed public and political backlash against their...

    27. January 10, 2010

      US banks braced for bonus backlash

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and other big banks are bracing for a renewed public and political backlash against their...

    28. January 9, 2010

      US data hit hopes of early rebound

      Yesterday's US employment report for December - which showed 85,000 jobs lost in the month - undercuts the notion that...

    29. January 8, 2010

      US job losses grow in December

      Campsite at a tent city for the homeless in Sacramento, California: policy uncertainty is making businesses reluctant to...

    30. October 25, 2009

      Stimulant withdrawal

      Letters of the alphabet may no longer be sufficient to describe the US economy’s trajectory. With the almost certain return...

    31. Economists' Forum

      September 30, 2009

      Another crash is all too possible

      By Michael Pomerleano I was in Chicago last week to participate in the 12th Annual International Banking Conference...

    32. August 7, 2009

      Brief respite from US jobs gloom

      Initial claims for state unemployment benefits in the US dropped by a sharper than expected 38,000 yesterday, but an Obama...

    33. August 6, 2009

      US experiences brief respite from jobs gloom

      Initial claims for state unemployment benefits in the US dropped by a sharper than expected 38,000 on Thursday, but an Obama...

    34. July 7, 2009

      Call for quick end to UBS tax evasion case

      Doris Leuthard, the Swiss economy minister, called for a swift resolution of the UBS legal case brought by US tax...

    35. July 5, 2009

      We do not need a second stimulus plan

      As the US unemployment rate has risen to 9.5 per cent from 8.1 per cent since the $787bn fiscal stimulus package was enacted...

    36. June 29, 2009

      Optimism voiced on US growth

      US fiscal stimulus spending is starting to ramp up and will boost growth in the third quarter, Christina Romer, a senior...

    37. June 29, 2009

      Romer upbeat on economy

      The US economy will feel a substantial boost from the Obama administration's emergency spending package over the next few...

    38. June 28, 2009

      Romer upbeat on US economy

      The US economy will feel a substantial boost from the Obama administration’s emergency spending package over the next few...

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