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    1. February 9, 2016

      Obama seeks $19bn to boost cyber defences

      The Obama administration is asking Congress to increase funding for cyber security by more than a third in order to...

    2. February 9, 2016

      Republicans refuse to look at Obama budget

      The White House made one of its final pitches for cross-party co-operation under Barack Obama with the launch on...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. February 4, 2016

      Obama proposes $10 per barrel oil tax

      The White House is proposing a bold $10 per barrel tax on oil in a move that immediately sparked a backlash from an...

    2. January 19, 2016

      US budget deficit to rise for first time since crisis

      The US budget deficit is set to rise this year relative to the size of the economy for the first time since the...

    3. December 21, 2015

      The US budget deal: a season for giving

      In an era of unprecedented bipartisan hostility, be assured that two imperatives still bring US politicians together:...

    4. December 20, 2015

      Jack Lew hails end to US foot-dragging on IMF reforms

      It was when Vladimir Putin chided Washington for failing to ratify reforms to the International Monetary Fund that US...

    5. December 17, 2015

      Wind and solar groups cheer US budget tax breaks

      US renewable energy companies have reacted with jubilation to the budget deal agreed in the US Congress on Tuesday,...

    6. December 16, 2015

      US budget deal is rare compromise

      Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, hailed a rare compromise deal on $1.1tn of government...

    7. December 16, 2015

      US Congress agrees budget deal to lift crude export ban

      Tight restrictions on US crude oil exports, in place for 40 years, would be lifted as part of a budget deal agreed in...

    8. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Deal agreed in Congress to lift US crude export ban

      Tight restrictions on US crude oil exports, in place for 40 years, would be lifted as part of a budget deal agreed in...

    9. December 15, 2015

      There is no money behind the fiscal tree

      Russell Long, the southern Democrat who was long-serving chair of the US Senate finance committee, composed the ditty...

    10. December 8, 2015

      US lawmakers seek $700bn tax-cut deal

      Corporate America is urging lawmakers to seal a potential deal to save $700bn in taxes for businesses and individuals...

    11. December 6, 2015

      Republicans seek to undercut Obama via spending bill

      US lawmakers were locked in talks over what is likely to be the last spending deal of Barack Obama’s presidency at the...

    12. December 2, 2015

      Federal Reserve’s piggy bank faces raid to fund highway repairs

      The US Congress is preparing to raid a Federal Reserve piggy bank to help fund $305bn of much-needed highway...

    13. November 18, 2015

      Economists say cuts could cloud US jobs data

      Senior economists from around the US have warned against more cuts to the budget of the country’s labour statistics...

    14. November 9, 2015

      US takes cue from Shakira on early education

      The US rarely takes cues on domestic policy from developing countries, but if Shakira is involved it can make an...

    15. October 27, 2015

      John Boehner makes parting gift to Washington

      Nothing has quite so become John Boehner as the manner of his leaving. The Republican speaker’s tenure has been marred...

    16. October 27, 2015

      US budget deal: show us the money

      Strategic Petroleum Reserve Some of the budget savings are to be delivered via a sell-off of millions of barrels of...

    17. October 27, 2015

      Budget deal promises end to fiscal conflict

      The US would be spared more fiscal conflict and enjoy a mild economic stimulus for the rest of Barack Obama’s...

    18. October 27, 2015

      Rising inventories hit crude oil prices

      US oil hit a two-month low on Tuesday, extending a slide into its third week with market participants expecting a...

    19. October 26, 2015

      US debt ceiling talks head to the wire

      The political brinkmanship surrounding the US debt ceiling will reach its climax this week as congressional leaders...

    20. October 22, 2015

      US Treasuries sale delayed on ceiling fear

      The US Treasury is postponing a Government note auction because of the looming debt ceiling, underscoring the dangers...

    21. October 21, 2015

      Bond investors nervous as US debt default looms

      Political skirmishes over US government borrowing intensified on Wednesday as anxiety grew in the bond market over a...

    22. October 18, 2015

      Congressional chaos spurs US debt fears

      As Republicans struggle to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives, the clock in Congress is...

    23. October 8, 2015

      Treasury risk rises as debt ceiling looms

      Like a bad penny, the US government debt ceiling keeps on returning to haunt markets. For the most part investors...

    24. October 2, 2015

      Obama says Congress risks hurting US economy

      President Barack Obama has warned Congress that lawmakers risk hurting the US economy unless they stop playing...

    25. October 2, 2015

      Skirmishes ahead in long US budget war

      The narrow escape from a US government shutdown this week clears the way for Congress to grapple with a host of fiscal...

    26. September 30, 2015

      Congress agrees to fund US government

      Congress has passed a budget measure to fund the US government for two months, ending for now a high-stakes political...

    27. September 29, 2015

      Republicans pitch Planned Parenthood in to shutdown saga

      For Republicans, the villain in the latest US government shutdown saga is Planned Parenthood, a women’s healthcare...

    28. September 29, 2015

      US woos private investment in transport infrastructure

      The US needs a major boost in its ability to attract private sector investment in transport infrastructure, as a...

    29. September 25, 2015

      US Congress jostles as shutdown looms

      The US is counting the days to a possible government shutdown, as manoeuvring began in Congress on Thursday to keep...

    30. September 24, 2015

      US shutdown fears return to haunt markets

      Oh surely, not again! The simultaneous visits of China’s president and the Pope, coming alongside the VW emissions...

    31. September 16, 2015

      Obama warns on risks from shutdown

      President Barack Obama on Wednesday spelt out the risks to the US of a federal government shutdown , saying that the...

    32. September 16, 2015

      Obama attacks Republicans over abortion fight

      President Barack Obama has attacked Republicans for playing “chicken” with the US economy over the issue of abortion as...

    33. September 15, 2015

      US government prepares for shutdown

      The Obama administration has begun preparations for a possible government shutdown next month as conservative...

    34. September 10, 2015

      US shutdown risk resurfaces as Congress kicks off budget talks

      The threat of a US government shutdown is back as Congress returns from its summer break to confront a series of...

    35. The Exchange

      May 18, 2015

      Policy makers lack the firepower to fight another US recession

      Are we closer to the next recession than to the last one? In the US, recessions tend to come along every eight or nine...

    36. May 6, 2015

      Republicans hail Congress budget plan

      The US Congress has approved a budget plan that includes a measure designed to help the Republican-controlled...

    37. April 21, 2015

      Cuts in military spending hit Lockheed Martin

      Waning US military spending hit Lockheed Martin, the world’s biggest military contractor by sales, in the first quarter...

    38. March 27, 2015

      US Senate passes Republican budget plan

      Just hours before Senate minority leader Harry Reid announced his decision not to seek re-election, the chamber passed...

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