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  1. May 12, 2014

    US energy bill caught in Keystone crossfire

    Conflict in the US Congress over energy issues, including the Keystone XL oil pipeline and environmental regulation, has...

  2. March 23, 2014

    The strange revival of Republican America

    For years people have predicted the Republican party’s demise. The decline of whites as a share of the US population and the...

  1. October 21, 2012

    Iran report gives twist to third US debate

    Negotiations with Iran are likely to take centre stage in Monday’s US presidential debate after the White House denied a...

  2. The World

    August 30, 2012

    Condi's convention triumph

    Condoleezza Rice at the Republican National Convention (Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages) Every few years someone takes a...

  3. August 8, 2012

    Romney warned on ‘bold’ VP pick

    Mitt Romney’s approach to choosing his vice-presidential running-mate has much that mirrors his dealmaking background in...

  4. The A-List

    July 25, 2012

    The peculiar case of the American vice-presidency

    Among the oddities of the US system of government is the vice president. The position was created by the Constitution, but...

  5. July 15, 2012

    Speculation mounts on Romney VP pick

    Speculation about who Mitt Romney will choose as a running-mate intensified over the weekend as a buzz around the unlikely...

  6. June 17, 2008

    Hard bargains

    Critics of bilateral trade pacts that are heavy on symbolism but light on content often ask: where's the beef? In the case...

  7. June 16, 2008

    Hard bargains: Bilateral trade pacts draw domestic objections

    Critics of bilateral trade pacts that are heavy on symbolism but light on content often ask: where’s the beef? In the case...

  8. March 5, 2008

    Candidates in the frame for the job

    CHARLIE CRIST , 51 *Popular first-term Florida governor; credited with helping McCain win the state primary and would...

  9. June 20, 2007

    Bush blow as Portman set to quit

    President George W. Bush is set to lose one of his most respected economic advisers after the announcement on Tuesday by Rob...

  10. June 20, 2007

    Bush blow as Portman set to quit

    President George W. Bush is set to lose one of his most respected economic advisers after the announcement yesterday by Rob...

  11. April 27, 2007

    EU and US form council to free up trade

    The US and European Union are to set up a new trans-atlantic economic council to oversee the dismantling of regulatory...

  12. April 26, 2007

    Council will span Atlantic to free up trade

    The US and European Union are to set up a new trans­atlantic economic council to oversee the dismantling of regulatory...

  13. November 4, 2006

    White House seizes on strong jobs rate

    US unemployment fell to its lowest rate in more than five years last month, figures showed yesterday, giving the...

  14. November 3, 2006

    Jobless figures boost Bush ahead of polls

    US unemployment fell to its lowest rate in more than five years last month, figures revealed on Friday, giving President...

  15. November 3, 2006

    Jobless figures boost Bush ahead of polls

    US unemployment fell to its lowest rate in more than five years last month, figures revealed on Friday, giving President...

  16. July 24, 2006

    White House'will hit budget target in 2008'

    The surge in US tax revenues means the Bush administration will now hit its budget deficit target a year early in 2008 even...

  17. June 12, 2006

    Schwab to 'think big' on market access

    Susan Schwab, the new US trade representative, refuses to complain about the hand she's been dealt - taking over as the...

  18. June 10, 2006

    US not prepared to accept 'Doha lite'

    Susan Schwab, America's new top trade official, said she was prepared to let the "Doha round" of global trade talks fail...

  19. June 10, 2006

    US not prepared to accept ‘Doha lite’

    Susan Schwab, America’s new top trade official, said she was prepared to let the ‘Doha round’ of global trade talks fail...

  20. May 20, 2006

    EU signals bigger cuts in farm tariffs in Doha round

    The European Union yesterday signalled its readiness to offer bigger cuts in farm tariffs in the tortuous Doha round of...

  21. May 19, 2006

    EU signals bigger cuts in farm tariffs in Doha round

    The European Union on Friday signalled its readiness to offer bigger cuts in farm tariffs in the tortuous Doha round of...

  22. May 19, 2006

    Ecuador shrugs off challenge to $1bn oil seizure

    Ecuador yesterday dismissed a legal challenge to its seizure of $1bn (€780m) of assets belonging to Occidental, after the...

  23. May 18, 2006

    Ecuador shrugs off challenge to $1bn oil seizure

    Ecuador on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to its seizure of $1bn (€780m, £530m) of assets belonging to Occidental,...

  24. April 26, 2006

    Brussels ponders fallout from Portman’s departure

    This month's abrupt change of guard at the US trade department was officially met with disappointment in Brussels. Peter...

  25. April 26, 2006

    Portman seeks to revive Doha talks

    Robert Portman, the outgoing US Trade Representative, will make a trip to Geneva next week in an effort to reinvigorate the...

  26. April 21, 2006

    EU blames US for Doha deadlock

    Peter Mandelson, trade commissioner for the European Union, today labels the US the biggest single block to the faltering...

  27. April 20, 2006

    EU blames US for Doha deadlock

    Peter Mandelson, trade commissioner for the European Union, on Friday labels the US the biggest single block to the...

  28. April 19, 2006

    Changes raise doubts on US commitment to Doha trade talks

    Rob Portman's unexpected removal from the post of US trade representative yesterday evoked concern among governments and...

  29. April 18, 2006

    Rumsfeld digs in, rejecting calls to resign

    The appointment of Rob Portman as White House budget chief on Tuesday could be the first of a broader series of changes at...

  30. April 18, 2006

    Observer - US

    US trade swap leaves Mandelson in a spin Just as the world trade negotiators race to meet an end-of-the-month deadline, the...

  31. April 12, 2006

    China moves to allay US anger on unfair trade

    China made a slew of trade concessions on Tuesday designed to allay mounting US anger over what is seen as its unfair...

  32. April 11, 2006

    Bush calls on Hu to outline China's trade position

    President George W. Bush yesterday called on China's president to convince the US of "equity in trade" through clear...

  33. March 31, 2006

    Challenge to Beijing at WTO

    The US and the European Union yesterday joined forces for the first time to challenge China before the World Trade...

  34. March 30, 2006

    EU and US in WTO challenge to China

    The US and the European Union on Thursday joined forces for the first time to challenge China before the World Trade...

  35. March 20, 2006

    Towards a trade agreement

    MONDAY 20 Towards a trade agreement Sheikha Lubna al-Qassimi, United Arab Emirates' economy minister, meets Rob Portman, US...

  36. March 16, 2006

    Washington week ahead: Health of the US economy

    The overall health of the US economy, co-operation between the US and the United Arab Emirates and trade talks with Ecuador...

  37. March 12, 2006

    Deal on Doha trade round inches forward

    Ministers from the leading trading nations say they have inched closer to a global trade liberalisation deal, although they...

  38. February 2, 2006

    US launches trade talks with S Korea

    The US and South Korea on Thursday launched trade agreement talks, the largest bilateral negotiation undertaken by...

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