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  1. May 20, 2014

    Cyber espionage concerns rise up US business agenda

    The number of companies reporting concerns about cyber security to US regulators has more than doubled in the past two...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Frustrations over China increase at US companies

    Almost 80 per cent of US companies participating in an annual survey reported that their China revenues had “increased...

  1. 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...

  2. February 20, 2014

    Republican to unveil plan for sweeping overhaul of tax

    The top Republican tax-writer in Congress will release a plan to revamp the entire US tax code, in a move that will be...

  3. February 2, 2014

    US trade deals remain on track, says Froman

    America’s top trade official has sought to reassure European and Asian negotiating partners that the White House can...

  4. January 29, 2014

    Top Democrat puts Obama trade deals in doubt

    President Barack Obama’s push to strike trade deals with the European Union and 11 Pacific Rim nations was put in jeopardy...

  5. January 27, 2014

    US infrastructure bill targets companies’ overseas cash

    A bipartisan plan to use companies flush with overseas cash to help rebuild roads and bridges in the US is gaining new...

  6. January 12, 2014

    Democrats prove barrier for Obama in quest for trade deals

    Long accustomed to battling Republicans to get legislation through Congress, Barack Obama is being forced to turn his guns...

  7. FT Alphaville

    January 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Equity markets across Asia headed lower after Chinese trade figures confirmed that the region’s largest economy...

  8. January 9, 2014

    Congress push on fast-track authority boosts trade deal hopes

    The prospects of big US trade deals in Asia and with the EU got a boost on Thursday as Congress launched a bipartisan push...

  9. December 30, 2013

    Max Baucus and Dave Camp’s US tax-writing show falls flat

    Back in July, Max Baucus and Dave Camp, the Democrat and Republican who chair the tax-writing committees in the US Congress,...

  10. December 22, 2013

    Max Baucus move to China raises US doubts over trade negotiations

    President Barack Obama’s attempt to push through legislation allowing for the swift passage of trade deals in Congress has...

  11. December 19, 2013

    Baucus tipped as US envoy to China

    The White House is expected to nominate Max Baucus, the retiring long-time senator from Montana, to be the next US...

  12. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The IPO of you and me. - The media, like the market, is a two-way street. - Matt Klein on the...

  13. November 19, 2013

    Democrats eye tax on US groups’ overseas cash

    The US would impose a one-time 20 per cent tax on an estimated $2tn of cash held overseas by American multinationals under a...

  14. October 27, 2013

    White House glitches go beyond Obamacare

    Six months ago, Max Baucus, the veteran Democratic senator, said that “Obamacare” – the Affordable Care Act – was a looming...

  15. July 17, 2013

    The odd couple in US tax reform bid

    Over the past few months, the most prominent and powerful bipartisan friendship on Capitol Hill is that between Max Baucus...

  16. June 30, 2013

    US lobbyists rush to preserve tax benefits ahead of deadline

    Two powerful US senators have triggered a last-minute lobbying rush for companies seeking to protect their tax breaks after...

  17. May 24, 2013

    Apple hearing unlikely to solve tax question

    It was telling that Carl Levin, the veteran Democratic senator, launched his grilling of Tim Cook, the Apple chief...

  18. May 3, 2013

    Barack Obama: Captive on Capitol Hill

    Barack Obama did not seem to choose his words with conscious irony as he stood alongside Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s...

  19. April 23, 2013

    Baucus will not seek re-election

    The prospects of comprehensive US tax reform sought by business groups was thrown in to uncertainty by the surprise...

  20. March 24, 2013

    Senate budget shows shift in US politics

    The Keystone XL pipeline received a boost and too-big-to-fail banks are in trouble after the first Senate budget for four...

  21. March 15, 2013

    Obama lobbies for alternative energy

    President Barack Obama has urged Congress to back a plan to use $2bn from oil and gas drilling revenues over the next decade...

  22. March 14, 2013

    US senators press Singapore over Todd death

    Two US senators raised pressure on Singapore to provide greater co-operation in the investigation of the death of a young US...

  23. March 12, 2013

    Singapore to share Todd evidence with FBI

    Singapore has pledged to share with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation evidence it gathers in a widening probe into the...

  24. March 7, 2013

    Senators seek bigger FBI role in Todd death probe

    US senators are pressing Singapore to allow a greater role for the FBI in investigating the death of a young American...

  25. March 1, 2013

    FBI asked to help unravel Todd mystery

    Singapore police have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in their probe into the death of Shane Todd, a...

  26. February 28, 2013

    Senator takes Todd death to White House

    A senior US senator has raised questions surrounding the death of a young US engineer in Singapore with the White House and...

  27. February 13, 2013

    Rocky road lies ahead in trade pact talks

    A deal between the EU and the US on trade has been on policy wish-lists in both Washington and Brussels for years, notes...

  28. February 13, 2013

    Obama injects optimism into trade deal

    Barack Obama backed formal talks with the European Union on a transatlantic free trade agreement, delivering crucial impetus...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP The Fiscal See-Saw. The S&P 500 closed up 0.4 per cent at 1,415 in choppy trading (Financial Times). “No...

  30. November 1, 2012

    US rivals part ways over economy

    The great mystery of this election is that, for all it is supposedly about the economy, neither candidate has proposed much...

  31. September 26, 2012

    Fiscal cliff dims business mood

    Confidence among US chief executives has plunged to its lowest in three years, according to the Business Roundtable, as a...

  32. June 12, 2012

    Moscow trade move on US agenda

    Momentum is growing in Congress for legislation to normalise US trade relations with Russia in connection with its looming...

  33. February 16, 2012

    Breakthrough made on tax cuts

    A Congressional committee has reached a compromise agreement on extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits until...

  34. February 14, 2012

    US congressional negotiators reach payroll tax deal

    House and Senate leaders have reached a tentative deal to extend a payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and a “doc fix”...

  35. The World

    February 1, 2012

    You wanna take this outside? (Currency wars update)

    “Outside” being the WTO, in this case.  Dave Camp and Max Baucus, Congress’s two top dogs on trade, want the administration...

  36. January 13, 2012

    Obama revamp aims to cut trade bureaucracy

    Barack Obama has proposed merging six government agencies dealing with international trade into a super-department, a plan...

  37. October 26, 2011

    Hints of progress in effort to slash US deficit

    Democrats on the congressional committee charged with slashing US budget deficits presented a plan for more than $2,500bn in...

  38. October 11, 2011

    US currency bill passes Senate vote

    A bill that aims to punish Beijing for holding down its currency passed the Senate on Tuesday despite a warning from China...

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