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    1. February 1, 2013

      US seen to plod along despite data clash

      It is quite a conundrum: according to the two most important bits of data on the US economy, it was simultaneously shrinking...

    2. January 31, 2013

      Credit due on key strokes of genius

      There is a chance some of us have been underestimating Scott Brown, the former and possible future US senator from...

    1. January 29, 2013

      Kerry confirmed as US secretary of state

      John Kerry was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday to take over from Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, marking the...

    2. November 6, 2012

      Control of Congress remains split

      Democratic congressmen compounded the defeat of Mitt Romney in the presidential election by fending off Republican...

    3. September 19, 2012

      Democrats’ election prospects in Senate improve

      Just a few months ago, the chances of Democrats holding on to the Senate this November seemed slim. The party has to defend...

    4. September 6, 2012

      Warren attacks CEOs who ‘wrecked economy’

      Elizabeth Warren took direct aim at Wall Street chief executives – who “wrecked our economy” and “strut around...

    5. September 4, 2012

      Wall St critic hits at ‘rigged system’

      One of the most outspoken voices against Wall Street in this election campaign will take centre stage at the Democratic...

    6. July 5, 2012

      US candidates on compromise course

      Heather Wilson has been criss-crossing New Mexico this week, hitting all the notes expected of a Republican candidate for...

    7. April 24, 2012

      Harvard professor chases liberal vote

      Elizabeth Warren is an unlikely celebrity. The Harvard University professor and bankruptcy law expert was responsible for...

    8. April 22, 2012

      Oxfordshire displays scientific knowhow

      Haydn Parry holds up his coffee cup to illustrate why saleability is one problem his company does not need to worry about....

    9. March 13, 2012

      Car deals help boost US retail sales

      US retail sales rose in February to their highest in five months, with gains led by robust car sales even as petrol prices...

    10. March 7, 2012

      Private sector boosts US labour market

      The US private sector added 216,000 new jobs in February as the labour market recovery continued to strengthen. Job creation...

    11. December 19, 2011

      Republicans challenge US stimulus fix

      Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have challenged Democrats and the White House to renegotiate a bill to...

    12. November 20, 2011

      Support grows for Congress insider trading ban

      The US Senate will this week consider a proposal to ban insider trading by lawmakers, spurred into action by increasing...

    13. August 4, 2011

      US jobless claims little changed at 400,000

      New jobless benefits claims in the US edged down last week in a sign of possible stabilisation in the labour market, but...

    14. August 3, 2011

      You’ll believe a senator can fly

      From Mr Jonathan P. Kahn. Sir, One has to Marvel at the idea of a congressional “super committee” envisioned by the debt...

    15. July 29, 2011

      Search for the path to a US debt deal

      Democratic leaders in the Senate were racing against the clock to clinch Republican support for their plan to raise the debt...

    16. May 23, 2011

      NY vote tests Republican budget plan

      Voters in upstate New York will today deliver the first referendum on a controversial Republican plans to revamp Medicare,...

    17. March 17, 2011

      Recruitment News: March 17 2011

      ● The grass is greener There has been a big leap in the number of public sector workers attracted to a role in the private...

    18. February 28, 2011

      Obama offers states healthcare opt-out

      The Obama administration opened the door on Monday for states to abandon one of the most controversial provisions of the...

    19. December 21, 2010

      US Senate poised to ratify Start accord with Russia

      President Barack Obama has won the support of enough Republicans to ensure the ratification of the Start treaty – his most...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 20, 2010

      Obama to end military’s gay ban

      The FT reports that the US ban on gay Americans serving openly in the military headed towards repeal as President Barack...

    21. December 19, 2010

      Obama ends military’s gay ban

      The US ban on gay Americans serving openly in the military was repealed on Wednesday as President Barack Obama signed...

    22. December 18, 2010

      Senate votes to end military’s gay ban

      The US Senate voted to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military, marking the end of a civil rights battle that...

    23. October 18, 2010

      ‘White hot’ rage forces veteran to break sweat

      When Bill Clinton came to Taunton, Massachusetts, to campaign for Barney Frank last month, people figured this must be an...

    24. October 10, 2010

      Republican closes in on blue stronghold

      Few expected that Linda McMahon, a multimillionaire with the look of a lady who lunches in Greenwich, her wealthy home town...

    25. August 3, 2010

      US consumer spending and incomes stagnate

      US consumer spending and incomes were unexpectedly flat in June while personal savings were the highest in a year, implying...

    26. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2010

      Finance reform set to clear Senate

      US financial reform has enough votes to pass the Senate after three Republicans said they had decided to back the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 12, 2010

      US senator Scott Brown backs financial reform

      US financial reform finally appears to have enough votes to be passed by the Senate after Scott Brown, the Massachussetts...

    28. July 12, 2010

      Wall St reform proposal wins key support

      US financial reform has enough votes to pass the Senate after three Republicans said they had decided to back the...

    29. July 2, 2010

      Man of the people who champions Wall St

      Consumer activists in Massachusetts tried to present Scott Brown with a BMW yesterday. They said it suited the senator...

    30. July 2, 2010

      Man of the people who champions Wall St

      Consumer activists in Massachusetts tried to present Scott Brown with a BMW yesterday. They said it suited the senator...

    31. July 2, 2010

      Holdout senator says she will vote for reform

      The Wall Street reform bill appears destined for final passage after Maria Cantwell, one of two Democratic senators to have...

    32. July 2, 2010

      Man of the people who champions Wall St

      Overnight hero: Scott Brown’s pick-up became an icon during his campaign for the Massachusetts Senate seat previously...

    33. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2010

      That $19bn bank fee? Focus on what it paid for.

      Republicans moaned unconvincingly for months that the financial reform bill perpetuates endless taxpayer bail-outs. It’s...

    34. July 1, 2010

      Senators delay vote on finance reform bill

      The Senate delayed its final vote on financial reform yesterday, putting it off until after the July 4 holiday recess and...

    35. July 1, 2010

      Senators delay vote on Wall St reform

      The Senate delayed its final vote on financial reform on Wednesday, putting it off until after the July 4 holiday recess and...

    36. June 30, 2010

      Wall Street sees little gain in levy win

      US banks do not usually grumble when presented with the chance to save $19bn (€15.5bn) but Wednesday’s last-minute decision...

    37. June 30, 2010

      Offer to drop $19bn bank levy

      Senior Democrats yesterday offered to drop a proposed $19bn bank levy as they struggled to secure sufficient votes to pass...

    38. June 30, 2010

      Democrats fight to save Wall St reform

      Senior Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill intensified their search for the 60th senator needed to pass...

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