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  1. October 14, 2013

    Senate closes in on deal to reopen US government

    Senate leaders were late on Monday closing in on a deal to reopen the federal government and avert a potentially...

  2. June 12, 2013

    Snowden vows to fight extradition from Hong Kong

    Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old who leaked top secret details about US surveillance programmes, said on Wednesday that he...

  1. May 12, 2013

    Republicans turn screws over Tea Party tax probes

    Republicans tried to increase the pressure on the White House over tax authorities targeting Tea Party groups, as details...

  2. February 26, 2013

    Sanctions offer in Iran nuclear talks

    The US and five other world powers have offered Iran some relief from international sanctions over its nuclear programme if...

  3. February 6, 2013

    US Postal Service to end Saturday delivery

    The US Postal Service is preparing to end Saturday mail delivery starting in early August, in a move that aims to save about...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE JPMorgan slapped on wrists by regulators who forget to slap own wrists too. Grrr: The...

  5. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2013

    Caption competition: Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke was interviewed Monday by Susan Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy at University of Michigan. As...

  6. September 10, 2012

    As goes Maine, so goes the nation

    Now that the party conventions are done and dusted, the real world beckons. A good place to start is the far north-eastern...

  7. July 25, 2012

    Senators in new push on cybersecurity bill

    The sponsors of a US cybersecurity bill have called on the Senate to pass the measure by next week, saying that a delay...

  8. February 14, 2012

    Senators urged on cyber security bill

    Companies running computer networks essential to US economic and national security would be required to better defend their...

  9. 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...

  10. April 13, 2011

    Deutsche Bank to restructure US operations

    Deutsche Bank plans to reorganise its US operations to meet new financial regulations and avoid having to raise billions of...

  11. March 15, 2011

    PepsiCo to unveil green bottle

    PepsiCo will unveil a breakthrough in bottling technology on Tuesday when it announces the world’s first petroleum-free...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. December 10, 2010

    ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ reform fails in Senate

    The Obama administration’s bid to change the law on gay people in the military appears to have collapsed after Democrats...

  16. July 20, 2010

    US Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

    The US Senate on Tuesday voted to advance legislation that will extend unemployment benefits for millions of citizens,...

  17. July 20, 2010

    Obama urges end to stalemate on benefits

    President Barack Obama on Monday urged Congress to end the legislative stalemate over unemployment benefits, ahead of a key...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. June 23, 2010

    Obama to renew push for climate change action from Senate

    Barack Obama will today make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil spill...

  21. June 22, 2010

    Obama to push climate change on back of BP spill

    Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil...

  22. June 18, 2010

    Banks seek co-investment rights

    Banks could be permitted to invest in hedge funds alongside customers, in one of several compromises being negotiated to...

  23. May 20, 2010

    Banks face push to raise capital levels

    Many banks will see a fall in their tier one capital ratios, the key measure of an institution's strength, as part of a...

  24. May 19, 2010

    Banks face push to raise capital levels

    Many banks will see a fall in their tier one capital ratios, the key measure of an institution’s strength, as part of a...

  25. April 29, 2010

    Explanation is hard to digest

    US Senator Susan Collins repeatedly pressed four different Goldman Sachs executives on whether they had a duty to act in the...

  26. April 29, 2010

    Missouri gardeners left baffled

    US Senator Susan Collins repeatedly pressed four different Goldman Sachs executives on whether they had a duty to act in the...

  27. April 28, 2010

    ‘Disconnect’ between Goldman and the public

    US Senator Susan Collins repeatedly pressed four different Goldman Sachs executives on whether they had a duty to act in the...

  28. April 28, 2010

    Executives unite to defend 'the big short'

    Current and former Goldman Sachs officials presented a united front on Capitol Hill yesterday as they faced down accusations...

  29. April 28, 2010

    Blankfein feels strain in Capitol Hill morality play

    Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, yesterday seemed to strain as he sought to explain the role of his...

  30. April 27, 2010

    Blankfein feels strain in Capitol Hill morality play

    Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, on Tuesday seemed to strain as he sought to explain the role of his...

  31. January 20, 2010

    Democrats’ loss complicates healthcare reform

    Pundits likened Barack Obama’s shock humiliation in Massachusetts on Tuesday night to the defeat meted out to Bill Clinton...

  32. December 11, 2009

    Healthcare reform draws nearer

    Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the signature policy of his presidency, looks likely to clear its most formidable obstacle...

  33. December 11, 2009

    Healthcare reform poised to clear hurdle by Christmas

    Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the signature policy of his presidency, is looking likely to clear its most formidable...

  34. December 10, 2009

    Healthcare reform draws nearer

    Barack Obama’s healthcare reform, the signature policy of his presidency, looks likely to clear its most formidable obstacle...

  35. October 14, 2009

    Obama warns of hard work ahead after key victory

    Barack Obama said yesterday's Senate committee vote for a centrist $829bn healthcare bill brought the US closer to his...

  36. October 14, 2009

    Healthcare bill backed by Senate committee

    President Barack Obama said yesterday's Senate committee vote for a centrist $829bn healthcare bill brought the US closer...

  37. October 13, 2009

    Senate committee passes healthcare bill

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday’s Senate committee vote for a centrist $829bn healthcare bill brought the US closer to...

  38. September 12, 2009

    White House asks for patience on Afghanistan

    The Obama administration said yesterday that it needed more time for its Afghanistan strategy to succeed, amid increasing...

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