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  1. December 2, 2013

    Contentious Nafta pact continues to generate a sparky debate

    In November 1993, as the congressional vote to approve the North American Free Trade Agreement approached, Al Gore, then...

  2. October 1, 2012

    Romney must prove he is no John Kerry

    As the first presidential debate begins on Wednesday night, the candidates will walk out under the television lights in...

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  1. The Future of Nafta

    Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
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  1. July 23, 2012

    America needs no more neo-imperial nonsense

    Triumphant in the first Gulf war, George H.W. Bush, in October 1991, went before the UN to declare that the US’s goal was...

  2. April 30, 2012

    Group struggles to find candidate for US poll

    Less than a week before its first online ballot, the US movement aiming to break the grip of the two major political parties...

  3. February 26, 2012

    Don’t rule out a third candidate bombshell in the 2012 presidential election

    People knew Jon Huntsman’s presidential dreams were just that when they read his tweet last summer: “To be clear. I believe...

  4. January 23, 2012

    Republicans are doing Democrats’ dirty work

    If there is one Republican candidate guaranteed to get Democrats off their discontented duffs and turn out in force to...

  5. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2011

    China: jobs and the myth of growth

    The slowing of China’s GDP growth rate to 9.1 per cent last week prompted the Hang Seng to drop 4.2 per cent on the news. So...

  6. November 19, 2010

    Dealings

    Dealings: A Political and Financial Life, by Felix G Rohatyn, Simon & Schuster RRP$27, 304 pages If you are over 65 and have...

  7. October 31, 2010

    Middle America’s Tea Party is here to stay

    When the Democratic party loses control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday night, as all polls suggest it will,...

  8. September 23, 2010

    Don’t write off the Republicans’ pledge

    Within hours of its debut, if not minutes, the House Republicans’ “Pledge to America” had been dismissed by seasoned...

  9. September 15, 2010

    Putting some jazz into the BT network

    Jeff Kelly, BT Global Services Since arriving at BT Global Services as its new chief executive at the start of the year,...

  10. July 13, 2010

    ‘Hell no’ is not a platform for power

    “Not just no – Hell no!” That slogan of Sarah Palin’s has animated many Republicans in recent months as November’s US...

  11. April 20, 2010

    Perot moment

    Much has been made, particularly by Conservatives, of the parallel between Nick Clegg's victory in Manchester and that of...

  12. April 19, 2010

    TV debates we would have loved

    The drama of the first leaders’ debate makes one yearn for those television contests that never were. The best would surely...

  13. April 17, 2010

    Cameron urged to fight Clegg

    David Cameron faced mounting pressure yesterday to turn his guns on Nick Clegg, after the Liberal Democrat leader scored a...

  14. April 12, 2010

    How politicians can jazz up live debates

    In the American presidential town hall debate of 1992, a woman in the audience asked each candidate to describe how he had...

  15. April 11, 2010

    How politicians can jazz up live debates

    In the American presidential town hall debate of 1992, a woman in the audience asked each candidate to describe how he had...

  16. April 7, 2010

    Britain prepares to take the measure of its leaders

    Who am I and what am I doing here?" proclaimed Ross Perot's running-mate, Vice-Admiral James Stockdale, by way of an...

  17. Westminster Blog

    March 9, 2010

    Perot, Clegg and the election debates

    embed1 If you’re going to watch one set of US presidential debates as a guide to what could happen in the UK, go for 1992....

  18. January 28, 2010

    Tea party brews peril on right and left

    The right has been celeb-rating since a smoothtalking truck-driving Rep-ub--lican achieved the unthinkable last week and...

  19. January 27, 2010

    Tea party brews peril for Republicans

    The right has been celeb­rating since a smooth-talking truck-driving Rep­ub­­lican achieved the unthinkable last week and...

  20. October 21, 2009

    True survivors do not clutch at straws

    Jim Collins' Built to Last was one of the best business books of the past two decades. One of the more intriguing ideas it...

  21. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2009

    Dell insider trading allegation

    The US SEC on Wednesday accused an employee of companies affiliated with Ross Perot, a former US presidential candidate, of...

  22. September 24, 2009

    Dell deal insider trading allegation

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday accused an employee of companies affiliated with Ross Perot, a former...

  23. September 22, 2009

    Dell in $3.9bn cash deal for Perot Systems

    Dell yesterday made its long-awaited move into the IT services business with the world's second-biggest personal computer...

  24. September 21, 2009

    Dell to acquire Perot Systems for $3.9bn

    Michael Dell has been openly interested in big acquisitions since his return as chief executive more than two years ago...

  25. August 27, 2009

    Obama can afford to take a hit now

    Jurek Martin: I'm a political, not an economics, junkie but I do understand one thing about the connection between the two....

  26. October 30, 2008

    Obama leads in battle of the airwaves

    As Republican party chairman in Fluvanna County, Florida, Doug Johnson considers part of his job is to monitor political...

  27. October 30, 2008

    Obama leads in battle of the airwaves

    As Republican party chairman in Fluvanna County, Florida, Doug Johnson considers part of his job is to monitor political...

  28. October 29, 2008

    Obama poised to top $230m on airwaves

    As the Republican party chairman in Fluvanna County, Florida, Doug Johnson considers it part of his job to monitor political...

  29. October 29, 2008

    McCain vows to 'fool the pundits'

    John McCain yesterday insisted that opinion polls showing his impending defeat were wrong and that he would "fool the...

  30. October 28, 2008

    McCain vows to ‘fool pundits’

    John McCain on Tuesday insisted that opinion polls showing his impending defeat were wrong and that he would “fool the...

  31. September 12, 2008

    Carville’s convenient memory lapse

    From Mr Robert S. Morse. Sir, While I have been and am most impressed by James Carville’s vision, insight and logic in...

  32. July 1, 2008

    Gauche presidents

    Being largely left-handed, I am tempted to make something of the fact that not only are John McCain and Barack Obama, the...

  33. May 14, 2008

    Shares hit by HP landmark $14bn move to buy EDS

    Shares of Hewlett-Packard fell 6 per cent yesterday after the world's biggest information technology group agreed to pay...

  34. May 14, 2008

    Shares hit by HP landmark $14bn move to buy EDS

    Shares of Hewlett-Packard fell 7 per cent yesterday, adding to a slide of 5 per cent on Monday after the world's biggest...

  35. May 14, 2008

    Shares hit by HP landmark $14bn move to buy EDS

    Shares of Hewlett-Packard fell 7 per cent at one stage yesterday, adding to a slide of 5 per cent on Monday after the...

  36. May 13, 2008

    HP shares hit by $14bn move to buy EDS

    Shares of Hewlett-Packard fell 7 per cent on Tuesday, adding to a slide of 5 per cent on Monday after the world’s biggest...

  37. May 13, 2008

    Hurd moves to cement HP’s revival

    Mark Hurd has built a reputation as one of corporate America's foremost turnround artists with his three-year revival of...

  38. May 13, 2008

    HP close to $13bn deal for EDS

    Hewlett-Packard yesterday was close to a deal worth up to $13bn (£6.6bn) to buy Electronic Data Systems, one of the the...

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