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  1. May 4, 2011

    New laws urged on Sony data breach

    Lawmakers from both of the main US political parties on Wednesday seized on the huge data breach at Sony to press for...

  2. February 24, 2010

    US health summit attendees

    President Barack Obama , together with vice-president Joe Biden and key administration officials including health secretary...

  1. February 11, 2010

    Democrat with a passion to help Afghan people

    Charlie Wilson, the American most associated with helping the Mujahideen defeat the Soviets after Afghanistan was invaded in...

  2. February 11, 2010

    Hero of ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ dies, aged 76

    This July 1987 photo shows Charlie Wilson on a white horse while in Afghanistan Charlie Wilson, the American most associated...

  3. September 11, 2009

    Dogged campaigning for 65 years

    Years before Barack Obama was born, John Dingell was trying to overhaul the US healthcare system, writes Anna Fifield . The...

  4. September 10, 2009

    No one outlasts Dingell on health reform

    Years before President Barack Obama was even born, John Dingell was trying to overhaul the US’s healthcare system. Mr...

  5. July 1, 2009

    Kmart offers discounts to jobless

    In an unusual move by a US national retailer, Kmart has launched a discount programme for unemployed people. The plan...

  6. June 9, 2009

    Chrysler pension fund dissidents dig in

    Richard Mourdock plans to run for re-election next year as treasurer of the state of Indiana. He recognises his campaign...

  7. June 4, 2009

    Congress warns on Detroit shake-up plans

    US lawmakers are building roadblocks to the rapid restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, arguing for more time to...

  8. May 19, 2009

    EcoBoost steers US towards a greener future

    As President Barack Obama outlined new rules at the White House on Tuesday to toughen US fuel-economy and vehicle-emission...

  9. November 21, 2008

    Clinton ponders top diplomat role

    More names emerged as likely members of Barack Obama's cabinet yesterday as Hillary Clinton continued to consider becoming...

  10. November 21, 2008

    More names emerge for Obama team

    More names emerged as likely members of Barack Obama's cabinet yesterday as Hillary Clinton continued to consider becoming...

  11. November 21, 2008

    More names emerge for Obama team

    More names emerged as likely members of Barack Obama's cabinet yesterday as Hillary Clinton continued to consider becoming...

  12. November 12, 2008

    Traction for Detroit's Big Three

    Detroit has always been able to pull powerful levers in Washington to make its voice heard, writes Bernard Simon . The...

  13. November 11, 2008

    Traction for Detroit’s Big Three

    Detroit has always been able to pull powerful levers in Washington to make its voice heard. The arrival of a new...

  14. November 8, 2008

    US policy caught up in power grab

    The direction of Barack Obama's energy and environmental policies as president has become caught up in a congressional power...

  15. November 7, 2008

    Energy policy caught in tussle

    The direction of Barack Obama's energy and environmental policies as president was caught up yesterday in a congressional...

  16. November 6, 2008

    Energy policy caught in tussle

    The direction of Barack Obama’s energy and environmental policies as president was caught up on Thursday in a congressional...

  17. August 29, 2008

    Denver Diary

    More than one hunting party Hunters are not a group one instinctively associates with the Democratic party - but this is...

  18. August 25, 2008

    Denver diary: Democratic hunters

    THURSDAY More than one hunting party Hunters are not a group one instinctively associates with the Democratic party – but...

  19. August 12, 2008

    Yahoo opt-out

    Tech blog (Richard Waters): With its all-important search partnership with Google awaiting regulatory clearance, Yahoo...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    August 8, 2008

    Yahoo's promise of better advertising behaviour

    With its all-important search partnership with Google awaiting regulatory clearance, Yahoo really needs to keep its nose...

  21. April 24, 2008

    Congressional watchdog slams FDA over foreign inspections

    The US Food and Drug Administration came in for heavy criticism this week as the congressional watchdog warned that its...

  22. April 23, 2008

    US watchdog slams FDA for 'gaps' in policing foreign drug companies

    The US Food and Drug Administration came in for heavy criticism yesterday as the congressional watchdog warned its response...

  23. April 22, 2008

    FDA ‘failed’ on foreign drug oversight

    The FDA came in for heavy criticism on Tuesday as the congressional watchdog warned its response to impurities in...

  24. February 2, 2008

    US lawmakers to probe 3Com deal

    Senior US lawmakers yesterday pledged to conduct their own investigation into the joint takeover of 3Com by Bain Capital...

  25. February 1, 2008

    US lawmakers want 3Com investigation

    Senior US lawmakers on Friday pledged to conduct their own investigation into the joint takeover of 3Com by Bain Capital and...

  26. December 19, 2007

    Anger at FCC move to open media markets

    Media companiesNews Corp were yesterday given new authority to expand their holdings in the 20 largest cities in the US...

  27. December 18, 2007

    FCC votes to open media markets

    Media companies were on Tuesday given new authority to expand their holdings in the 20 largest cities in the US following a...

  28. October 8, 2007

    Posturing will not save the planet

    The website of the Sierra Club, the environmental group, says that "the biggest single step" America can take to reduce...

  29. October 7, 2007

    Posturing will not save the planet

    The website of the Sierra Club, the environmental group, says that “the biggest single step” America can take to reduce...

  30. August 24, 2007

    US lawmakers quiz companies on 'dangerous' goods

    US lawmakers are looking for answers from more than a dozen companies that this year recalled lead-tainted toys and...

  31. July 27, 2007

    Carmakers in last-ditch stand against fuel economy rules

    Leading carmakers are making an unprecedented last-ditch effort to stave off tighter fuel economy standards expected to be...

  32. July 26, 2007

    Carmakers battle tougher rules

    Leading carmakers are making an unprecedented last-ditch effort to stave off tighter fuel economy standards expected to be...

  33. May 4, 2007

    BP to meet Bush as relations with congress sour

    Tony Hayward, BP's new chief executive, is to meet President George W. Bush next week as relations with US lawmakers...

  34. March 15, 2007

    US car chiefs pledge to fight global warming

    The chief executives of America's four largest car companies said yesterday they would co-operate with an ambitious...

  35. February 1, 2007

    Change of heart in US drives fuel economy plan forward

    With the unlikely duo of President George W. Bush and Senator Barack Obama on common ground, a long stalemate could soon be...

  36. December 21, 2006

    Telecoms groups gain TV boost

    The US Federal Communications Commission yesterday adopted new franchising rules designed to make it easier for leading...

  37. December 21, 2006

    Telecoms groups gain TV boost

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday adopted new franchising rules designed to make it easier for leading...

  38. December 14, 2006

    HP CEO asked to explain stock sale

    The congressional panel investigating Hewlett-Packard’s boardroom spying probe on Wednesday demanded that Mark Hurd, chief...

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