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    1. December 14, 2014

      Costly missteps mark US road to war

      Cost of the Afghanistan war Whether it is the $500m spent on fighter planes that are now scrap metal or an $80m consulate...

    2. December 14, 2014

      $1tn cost of longest US war hastens retreat from military intervention

      Afghan slideshow The Afghanistan war, the longest overseas conflict in American history, has cost the US taxpayer nearly...

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    1. December 14, 2014

      Acrimony in passing US budget foreshadows problems ahead

      The US Senate ended the threat of a government shutdown by passing a $1.1tn spending package at the weekend, but only after...

    2. December 13, 2014

      $1.1tn budget bill delayed in US Senate

      The US government continued to live off stopgap funding on Saturday as conservative opposition slowed the progress of a...

    3. December 12, 2014

      US spending dispute reflects Wall Street’s ability to divide

      Wall Street’s still-toxic political reputation nearly derailed a $1tn spending bill that both the Democratic and Republican...

    4. December 12, 2014

      US lawmakers in narrow $1tn spending deal

      The House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1tn spending package late on Thursday, capping a day of high drama on...

    5. December 10, 2014

      Grouse is sacrificed for US budget peace

      US lawmakers adorned a $1tn spending package known as a “Christmas tree” with legislative decorations that were bad for...

    6. December 10, 2014

      US lawmakers reach $1tn budget deal to avoid shutdown

      US lawmakers have reached a last-minute deal on a spending package to avert a federal shutdown, funding most of the...

    7. December 5, 2014

      US defence nominee faces budget battle

      Stuck between restive generals and a gridlocked Congress, Ashton Carter, the bureaucrat-academic who was nominated on Friday...

    8. December 2, 2014

      US moves closer to averting government shutdown

      Republican lawmakers moved closer on Tuesday to proposing a hybrid spending package that would avert a shutdown of the US...

    9. December 2, 2014

      Clock ticks over US spending bill as immigration tensions simmer

      Congress has fewer than 10 days to pass some sort of spending bill to avert a shutdown of the US federal government. In the...

    10. November 26, 2014

      US Congress considers host of tax breaks

      The US Congress is pondering a tax package that would permanently extend a host of popular tax breaks and, critics say, make...

    11. November 14, 2014

      Clashes loom as Obama pursues his legacy

      Barack Obama has set the stage for a new period of political confrontation in the US, rapidly moving to sharpen his...

    12. November 4, 2014

      Midterm results likely to sway investors

      Investors holding energy, financial and healthcare stocks were paying close attention to US midterm election results on...

    13. October 15, 2014

      US budget deficit falls below 3% of GDP

      The US public finances have staged a dramatic turnround as the budget deficit fell below 3 per cent of gross domestic...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Guest post: which EMs are vulnerable to US dollar strength?

      By Tim Ash, Standard Bank It has been easy in recent weeks to get carried away with big emerging market (EM) currency...

    15. September 12, 2014

      Hawks reclaim lost ground in America

      In the space of weeks, Washington has been transformed from the capital of a reluctant imperium into a cheerleader for the...

    16. September 8, 2014

      Lew says tax inverters threaten US budget

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has warned that recent cuts to the US’s $492bn budget deficit are being put at risk by...

    17. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      All about the eurodollars

      Whilst everyone was focused on the ECB on Thursday… … the Fed pulled this little snippet out of its bag: As part of the...

    18. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      Estados Unidos and Spanish bond yields

      Those looking for excess in financial markets have lots of examples to choose from, but a recent favourite has been the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2014

      BIS says we should follow the money

      On Wednesday we wrote about the growing consensus among scholars and policymakers that unencumbered financial flows are bad,...

    20. September 4, 2014

      US lawmakers near deal to spare export bank

      US lawmakers are closing in on a compromise that would temporarily extend the life of a business-friendly federal credit...

    21. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. - Amanda...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - America’s inverted tax logic. - How are protected weekends working out for young bankers? - Income...

    23. July 28, 2014

      Medicare expected to stay solvent longer

      The trust fund that covers hospital treatment for elderly Americans will stay solvent until 2030 – four years longer than...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: “Asian stocks rose, joining a global rebound as better U.S. earnings offset the downing of a passenger jet in...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2014

      Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

      By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

    28. July 14, 2014

      White House backs Republican highway plan

      The White House has thrown its weight behind a Republican-led proposal to avert a highway crisis by finding new sources of...

    29. July 10, 2014

      Congress nears deal on road funding

      A deal is taking shape in Congress to renew highway funding for at least a few months, as lawmakers scrambled to resolve a...

    30. July 1, 2014

      Roads funding to be cut if no budget fix

      The Obama administration will start cutting road funding next month if Congress does not replenish an infrastructure fund,...

    31. June 23, 2014

      US infrastructure projects threatened by funding row

      The US Congress is struggling to reach a deal on funding for America’s highways and bridges, jeopardising thousands of...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder: Yes, the colour-code used to illustrate the full line-up of Camp AV speakers has relevance. No, I...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2014

      Ukraine, Gazprom, and the full faith and credit

      How many sovereign debtors get to be both in hock to the Russians, and using the United States’ full faith and credit to...

    34. May 8, 2014

      Fannie and Freddie to pay out $10bn

      Mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will pay more than $10bn in dividends to the US Treasury to boost...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2014

      Oh the thinks you can think

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategist Michael Hartnett has offered a call to arms to thematic thinkers everywhere....

    36. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - A GDP chart that demands attention. - The IMF or Uncle Vlad: Ukraine makes its choice. - When a...

    37. April 30, 2014

      Fast road and private cash’s slow growth

      When drivers turn on to Texas’s State Highway 130 in Mustang Ridge, near Austin, they can push down hard on the accelerator....

    38. April 29, 2014

      US ‘Bridgegate’ highlights need for reform

      The toll booths outside the nondescript town of Fort Lee, in northern New Jersey, are an unlikely location for a political...

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