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  1. July 31, 2013

    Banks hit by debit card cap fee ruling

    The Federal Reserve was criticised on Wednesday for being too soft on the financial industry after a judge ruled that limits...

  2. June 12, 2013

    Snowden vows to fight extradition from Hong Kong

    Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old who leaked top secret details about US surveillance programmes, said on Wednesday that he...

  1. May 5, 2013

    Reform supporters link terror fight to overhaul

    Immigration reform would reduce the chances of future terrorist attacks like the Boston bombings, supporters of a...

  2. February 3, 2013

    Democrats target corporate tax breaks

    Senate Democrats want to slash corporate tax breaks in search of new revenue, as an alternative to $1.2tn in impending...

  3. 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...

  4. January 17, 2013

    Lawmakers demand data on energy drinks

    US lawmakers stepped up their investigation into energy drinks on Thursday, demanding that companies making products such as...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. November 27, 2012

    Monster given a boost from FDA letter

    Shares of Monster Beverage jumped more than 13 per cent on Tuesday as the US Food and Drug Administration signalled that...

  8. November 25, 2012

    Republicans bargain hard over fiscal cliff

    Republicans in Congress are demanding structural changes to popular government pension and healthcare schemes, including...

  9. May 25, 2012

    US penalises Pakistan for jailing doctor

    WASHINGTON, May 24 – US senators scandalised by Pakistan’s jailing of a doctor for helping the CIA track down Osama bin...

  10. November 9, 2011

    US senators introduce internet sales tax bill

    Debate over whether online shoppers should pay sales tax is set to intensify after a bipartisan group of US senators...

  11. November 1, 2011

    BofA scraps plans for debit card fee

    Bank of America became the latest US bank to scrap plans for a debit card fee, acting after worries that customers of the...

  12. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2011

    BofA to charge customers for debit card use

    Bank of America, the largest US bank by deposits, is to charge its customers for using debit cards, as the beleaguered bank...

  13. September 29, 2011

    BofA to charge for debit card use

    Bank of America, the largest US bank by deposits, is to charge its customers for using debit cards, as the beleaguered bank...

  14. July 19, 2011

    Obama backs deal on US debt

    There was new hope on Capitol Hill that a sweeping deal to increase US borrowing authority and slash the nation’s deficits...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2011

    News Corp unlikely to face rapid action in US

    News Corp is facing heightened legal risks in its home US market over the phone hacking and police bribery scandal after the...

  16. July 17, 2011

    Brooks arrest raises risk of action in US

    News Corp is facing heightened legal risks in its home US market over the phone hacking and police bribery scandal after the...

  17. July 17, 2011

    White House official hails progress on effort to raise ceiling

    There has been “activity and progress” on a deal to raise the US debt ceiling, White House budget director Jack Lew said on...

  18. May 19, 2011

    Chinese search engine faces NY lawsuit

    A group of New York residents is suing Baidu, China’s largest online search engine, for alleged violation of the US...

  19. March 30, 2011

    Fed to miss deadline on debit fee rules

    WASHINGTON, March 30 – The Federal Reserve would not meet an April 21 deadline for issuing a final rule cracking down on the...

  20. March 29, 2011

    Big Pharma faces challenge on drug prices

    Pharmaceutical companies are facing a potential new threat on Capitol Hill as concern about the US budget deficit puts a...

  21. March 22, 2011

    Wells Fargo chief hits at ‘swipe’ fee curbs

    Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf has lashed out at new restrictions on debit card “swipe” fees scheduled to take...

  22. March 16, 2011

    Battle over US debit card fees

    A proposed delay to rules that would force Visa and MasterCard to cut the costs of debit card swipe fees was slapped down on...

  23. March 9, 2011

    Proposed rule to cut debit card swipe fees is stalled

    A controversial rule to cut debit card swipe fees would be delayed and kicked back to regulators for more study under new...

  24. February 17, 2011

    Fed plan to cap card fees contested

    The US Federal Reserve came under sustained pressure in Congress on Thursday to alter, delay or abandon a plan to cap debit...

  25. February 16, 2011

    Banks in plea over card fees cap

    The US financial sector will on Thursday urge Congress to delay the implementation of new rules that cap debit card fees...

  26. January 9, 2011

    Attack prompts jolting retreat to civility

    The mass shooting in Arizona at a community meeting convened by a Democratic congresswoman prompted a jolting retreat to...

  27. December 17, 2010

    Card fee cut hits Visa and MasterCard

    Visa and MasterCard shares plunged after the Federal Reserve proposed rules to eliminate billions of dollars in debit card...

  28. December 5, 2010

    Deal near on extension of Bush-era tax cuts

    Top figures in the US administration and on Capitol Hill have signalled that a deal is in the works that would extend...

  29. December 3, 2010

    Panel rejects US budget deficit proposals

    A sweeping plan championed by the leaders of a US commission charged with curbing the country’s mounting debts failed to...

  30. December 2, 2010

    US budget deficit plan faces rewrite

    A sweeping plan to cut US budget deficits by $3,900bn by 2020, proposed by the two heads of a bipartisan fiscal commission,...

  31. November 10, 2010

    US deficit plan looks to cut $4,000bn

    Leaders of a presidential commission proposed nearly $4,000bn in cuts to politically popular programmes such as social...

  32. September 26, 2010

    Bill on overseas jobs raises hopes and fears

    The US Senate will this week consider legislation designed to spur US companies to hire workers in America rather than...

  33. September 24, 2010

    Congress backs away from vote on taxes

    The fate of more than $3,000bn in Bush-era tax cuts will remain in the balance beyond the midterm elections, after Senate...

  34. June 22, 2010

    Financial reform deal to see cut in debit card fees

    Debit card fees charged to retailers could be cut under a deal on financial reform hatched by congressional negotiators that...

  35. June 22, 2010

    Financial reform deal to cut debit card fees

    Debit card fees charged to retailers could be cut under a deal on financial reform hatched by congressional negotiators that...

  36. May 25, 2010

    BP offers $500m for damage study

    BP sought to deflect criticism over its handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by offering up to...

  37. May 20, 2010

    Democrats delay reform legislation

    Democrats in the Senate yesterday failed to amass enough votes from their own party to overcome the last big hurdle to...

  38. May 19, 2010

    Democrats delay US reform legislation

    Democrats in the Senate on Wednesday failed to amass enough votes from their own party to overcome the last big hurdle to...

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