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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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