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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. The President's New Challenge 2013

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. FT Alphaville

    February 3, 2014

    The Closer

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

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. December 10, 2013

    Treasury secretary pushed for tougher line on CEOs

    Treasury secretary Jack Lew played a central role in championing the Volcker rule provision pushing for more accountability...

  33. December 10, 2013

    Five things to look for in the Volcker rule

    Almost four years after it was proposed by former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, the Volcker rule is due to be...

  34. December 10, 2013

    Wall Street wins Volcker concession on hedging risks

    Wall Street has won a key concession in the drafting of the so-called Volcker rules aimed at reining in risk-taking by big...

  35. December 9, 2013

    US sells last of its General Motors stake

    The US government on Monday drew a line under one of the most complex rescues of the global financial crisis, when it...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Lew on funding financial reform. - Developing countries have improved at fiscal and monetary...

  37. December 5, 2013

    Volcker rule to give regulators flexibility

    The US “Volcker rule”, which bans banks from proprietary trading, will leave a grey area for regulators to police as they...

  38. November 29, 2013

    Runaway stocks approach rally’s end point

    Two weeks ago, Jack Lew, US Treasury Secretary, was in Asia making the rounds in Singapore, Tokyo and Beijing. Those who...

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