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    1. October 15, 2014

      US budget deficit falls below 3% of GDP

      The US public finances have staged a dramatic turnround as the budget deficit fell below 3 per cent of gross domestic...

    2. October 10, 2014

      US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

      Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. It is a sign of...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. September 25, 2014

      US hands foreign companies tax advantage

      The Obama administration has handed foreign companies an advantage over American rivals because they will not be caught by...

    2. September 23, 2014

      Curbs on tax inversions fail to convince

      Dissections of a White House plan to curb tax-driven mergers gave way on Tuesday to a realisation that the most significant...

    3. September 23, 2014

      Tax inversion crackdown hits drugmaker shares

      Share prices in AstraZeneca and Shire were dragged down on Tuesday as investors scrambled to assess the implications of a...

    4. September 21, 2014

      US urges EU to do more to stimulate its economy

      The US and Canada have urged the EU to resolve its internal political differences and do more to stimulate its economy, amid...

    5. September 8, 2014

      Lew says tax inverters threaten US budget

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has warned that recent cuts to the US’s $492bn budget deficit are being put at risk by...

    6. July 28, 2014

      Medicare expected to stay solvent longer

      The trust fund that covers hospital treatment for elderly Americans will stay solvent until 2030 – four years longer than...

    7. July 22, 2014

      US warned of up to 25 groups eyeing foreign switch to cut tax

      Up to 25 more US companies are considering relocating overseas to cut their tax bills this year, a Democratic senator has...

    8. July 16, 2014

      Q&A: Lew on tax inversion

      What did Jack Lew say about tax inversions? Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, made his most high-profile and extensive...

    9. July 16, 2014

      Jack Lew pushes US Congress to crack down on tax inversions

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has urged Congress to crack down on merger deals in which companies seek to redomicile...

    10. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

    11. July 9, 2014

      Lew challenged over Volcker rule impact

      The influential head of the House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to investigate...

    12. July 9, 2014

      Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea

      The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea,...

    13. June 23, 2014

      BNP and US cross the ‘T’s and dot the ‘I’s

      The transatlantic negotiations between BNP Paribas and US authorities over the French bank’s alleged sanctions violations...

    14. June 11, 2014

      Lew calls for reforms amid gridlock

      The paralysis of Washington economic policy was palpable on Wednesday as US Treasury secretary Jack Lew set out an ambitious...

    15. June 2, 2014

      US companies warn on foreign tax threat

      US multinationals face a threat of “unprecedented taxes on trade and investment” from efforts to close gaps in the...

    16. May 13, 2014

      US calls on China to do more to overhaul exchange rate policy

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has called on Beijing to renew a pledge to overhaul its exchange rate policy in his first...

    17. March 13, 2014

      Wyden hardens China currency stance

      The new shepherd of US trade policy on Capitol Hill is seeking to toughen the Obama administration’s position on currency...

    18. March 10, 2014

      New chill in Russia’s tepid economic ties with US

      Marcy Kaptur has no doubt that the US should consider trade sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Crimea. “I do...

    19. February 27, 2014

      Regulators should say who calls the shots

      When Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, participated in last week’s Group of 20 meetings, he issued a familiar plea: there...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      February 23, 2014

      Global GDP growth after the G20 summit

      The G20 Summit in Sydney ended on Sunday with a call to boost global growth by 0.5 per cent per annum from 2014-18, thus...

    21. February 23, 2014

      G20 aims to add $2tn to global economy

      The world’s biggest economies have agreed to target reforms aimed at adding more than $2tn to the global economy over five...

    22. February 21, 2014

      OECD urges reforms to avoid era of sluggish growth

      The world risks slipping into an era of slower growth and high unemployment unless governments push ahead with sweeping...

    23. February 9, 2014

      Republicans seek to bridge divisions over debt ceiling

      Republicans in Congress are seeking to bridge internal divisions in order to lift US borrowing limits as dwindling...

    24. February 4, 2014

      US deficit falls but long-term picture is bleak, says CBO

      The US budget deficit will fall to 3 per cent of economic output this year, close to the pre-crisis norm, the Congressional...

    25. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Contagion from emerging markets continued to roil the developed world, pushing major bourses to multi-month lows as...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 3, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - How economics PhDs took over the Federal Reserve. - Emerging markets and dollar imperialism. - The...

    27. February 3, 2014

      US data and debt ceiling concerns rattle markets

      Weak US manufacturing data and a new warning about the federal debt ceiling shook financial markets on Monday underlining...

    28. February 3, 2014

      Lew calls for urgent increase in US borrowing limit

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, issued an urgent call for Congress to raise the borrowing limit this month, ratcheting up...

    29. January 29, 2014

      Cautious welcome for ‘starter’ pension plan

      Fund managers gave a cautious welcome to President Barack Obama’s creation of a “starter” pension savings vehicle for...

    30. January 29, 2014

      France’s PR campaign is missing its target

      Flicking through the television channels recently, I chanced on Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, speaking at a...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 24, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE UBS at Davos: ‘We’ve swapped global imbalances for domestic disequilibrium’: According...

    32. January 24, 2014

      Jack Lew and Jamie Dimon warn of Bitcoin dangers

      Bitcoin has been tossed into the virtual gutter at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, as top US financial leaders...

    33. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Davos: What stage is Dimon at on the Kübler-Ross model?

      According to the Kübler-Ross model, there are five stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance....

    34. January 16, 2014

      White House tests new mood in Congress

      The Obama administration is testing the fragile new mood of compromise in Congress reflected in the bipartisan budget deal,...

    35. January 8, 2014

      Germany defends economic policies after US criticism

      Germany defended its economic policies on Wednesday against US criticism even as Berlin posted near-record monthly figures...

    36. January 7, 2014

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew calls on Germany to boost growth

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has issued a clear call to Germany to do more to boost growth as new figures revived...

    37. January 5, 2014

      Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper banking...

    38. December 13, 2013

      Volcker rule on proprietary trading gets final approval

      US regulators this week approved the long-awaited Volcker rule aimed at stopping banks from making risky bets that could...

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