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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

    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...

  38. 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...

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