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  1. March 25, 2014

    Investors brace for end of the biotech run

    When the long bull run in biotech stocks came to a shuddering halt last week, Wall Street looked south to Capitol Hill for...

  2. January 6, 2014

    Waxman seeks clarity on shake-up at Tribune newspapers

    A prominent US lawmaker is pressing Tribune to clarify its plans for its newspaper portfolio, saying the media company was...

  1. January 10, 2013

    Walmart in new scrutiny on Mexico claims

    Walmart is facing fresh scrutiny over corruption allegations in Mexico after US lawmakers released confidential company...

  2. August 15, 2012

    Walmart tackled on laundering concerns

    Walmart is facing fresh allegations of potential wrongdoing from two US lawmakers who say they have obtained documents that...

  3. FT Alphaville

    April 23, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP US stocks joined in a global, Europe-led sell-off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.79 per cent...

  4. April 6, 2011

    Investigators probe switch in Transocean shifts

    US government investigators are probing whether fatigue among Transocean staff played a role in last year’s Macondo disaster...

  5. February 10, 2011

    Republicans seek to block EPA carbon rules

    The bitter debate over climate change is heating up again as newly empowered congressional Republicans attempt to strip...

  6. November 20, 2010

    FCC moves to ensure ‘net neutrality’

    The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans next week for regulations that would forbid internet...

  7. October 17, 2010

    Pledge to scrutinise home loans for poor

    The Republican party will launch aggressive inquiries into alleged abuse of mortgages for low-income buyers if it takes...

  8. September 30, 2010

    Congressional ‘net neutrality’ deal falls apart

    Negotiations over “net neutrality” legislation fell apart along partisan lines, prompting calls from a top Democratic...

  9. September 1, 2010

    BP ad spend triples since spill

    BP spent $93m on advertising in the three months following its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, more than three times...

  10. July 8, 2010

    Total moves into Canada oil sands

    France’s Total is further expanding its interests in the Alberta oil sands with an agreed C$1.15bn ($1bn) bid for UTS Energy...

  11. June 30, 2010

    Anadarko approved key BP well designs

    Anadarko, the US partner to BP in its ill-fated Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, approved several key aspects of the UK...

  12. June 29, 2010

    Anadarko approved key BP well designs

    Anadarko, the US partner to BP in its ill-fated Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, approved several key aspects of the UK...

  13. June 18, 2010

    Congress mauls BP chief

    Irate members of Congress accused Tony Hayward of "stonewalling" yesterday as BP's embattled chief executive came under...

  14. June 18, 2010

    Lawmakers weigh into Hayward

    It was first and foremost an opportunity for lawmakers to interrogate Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive, known as the "most...

  15. June 18, 2010

    Fury and protest as lawmakers target public face of BP disaster

    Tony Hayward, BP's embattled chief executive, was the target of furious questioning yesterday as US lawmakers took aim at...

  16. June 17, 2010

    US Congress mauls Hayward

    BP chief executive Tony Hayward is questioned by the House energy subcommittee Irate members of Congress accused Tony...

  17. June 16, 2010

    Congress attacks energy groups

    The world's top energy companies are just as unprepared as BP to handle a big oil spill, US lawmakers charged yesterday...

  18. June 16, 2010

    BP oil spill estimate sharply increased

    The Obama administration has sharply increased its estimate of the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico because of...

  19. June 16, 2010

    Blame game fails to win over Congress

    In 2008, it appeared that the biggest threat facing the US oil industry was the election of a president and Congress who...

  20. June 15, 2010

    BP blame game fails to win over Congress

    Signs of the times: protesters raise placards prior to oil executives testifying before the energy committee In 2008, it...

  21. June 15, 2010

    Sharp increase in BP spill estimate

    The Obama administration has sharply lifted its estimate of the amount of oil gushing into the Mexican gulf because of the...

  22. June 15, 2010

    Letter accuses company of decisions that increased risks

    BP took decisions aimed at cutting costs and speeding work at its Gulf of Mexico oil well that increased the risk of a...

  23. June 14, 2010

    US lawmakers point to BP’s ‘hasty decisions’

    BP took decisions aimed at cutting costs and speeding work at its Gulf of Mexico oil well that increased the risk of a...

  24. May 26, 2010

    BP probe finds warning signs before blast

    A preliminary internal investigation by BP has found that there were “several new warning signs of problems” in the hours...

  25. May 25, 2010

    US legislators seek changes to telecoms rules

    Top lawmakers in Congress yesterday announced they want to rewrite the law that regulates the communications industry, a...

  26. May 25, 2010

    US legislators seek changes to telecoms rules

    Top lawmakers in Congress on Monday announced they want to rewrite the law that regulates the communications industry, a...

  27. May 21, 2010

    Congressmen round on Toyota over defects

    Members of the US Congress accused Toyota yesterday of being more interested in discrediting its critics than getting to...

  28. May 20, 2010

    Toyota attacked over tackling cause of defects

    Members of the US Congress accused Toyota on Thursday of being more interested in discrediting its critics than getting to...

  29. May 13, 2010

    Multiple failures 'led to BP oil spill'

    A litany of failures led to the catastrophic spill from BP's Gulf of Mexico well, a powerful Congressional investigations...

  30. May 13, 2010

    Litany of failures led to BP spill

    A litany of failures led to the catastrophic spill from BP's Gulf of Mexico well, a powerful US Congressional investigations...

  31. May 12, 2010

    Panel reveals litany of failures on oil spill

    Extra efforts: the national guard deploys a helicopter to help build a sandbank dam to protect the Louisiana coast from the...

  32. May 6, 2010

    Congress wants tougher regime for ISPs

    Democratic lawmakers are pushing Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to institute a tough...

  33. March 31, 2010

    Nasa set to assist in Toyota safety inquiry

    US motor safety regulators are enlisting the help of engineers from Nasa, the American space agency, in their continuing...

  34. March 31, 2010

    Nasa set to assist in Toyota safety inquiry

    US motor safety regulators are enlisting the help of engineers from Nasa, the American space agency, in their continuing...

  35. March 27, 2010

    Democrat challenges claimed cost of reforms

    Democratic lawmakers yesterday challenged assertions by some large US companies that their earnings would be hit by the...

  36. March 26, 2010

    US Democrats challenge claims of reforms cost

    Democratic lawmakers on Friday challenged assertions by some large US companies that their earnings would be hit by the...

  37. March 8, 2010

    Toyota aims to rebut test claim of critic

    Toyota will hit back today at one of its most highprofile critics by staging a technical demonstration intended to rebut his...

  38. March 7, 2010

    Toyota to rebut faulty electronics claims

    Toyota will on Monday hit back at one of its most high-profile critics by staging a technical demonstration intended to...

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