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  1. April 14, 2014

    Healthcare law to cost less than thought

    Barack Obama’s healthcare law will cost the US government less than previously thought, helping to cut the budget deficit...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Forecasts of US fiscal Armageddon are wrong

    Conventional wisdom has it that the American national debt is out of control, and that cutting the federal deficit is an...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were in a near-frozen state ahead of the US jobs report due to be released later on Friday, which...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Republicans plan balanced budget in 10 years

    Congressional Republicans laid out a fresh blueprint to balance the US federal budget within 10 years through sweeping...

  3. March 30, 2014

    Oil boom strains North Dakota infrastructure

    The US energy revolution is putting unprecedented strain on roads, railways and housing in North Dakota, its governor says,...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Democrat bill aims to expand tax credit for poor

    Senate Democrats unveiled a bill to expand a popular tax credit for the working poor while scrapping two large business tax...

  5. March 20, 2014

    Few of US long-term jobless find work

    America’s long-term jobless face huge obstacles in returning to steady full-time employment, with just 11 per cent...

  6. March 20, 2014

    US debates fiscal impact of Fannie and Freddie

    The intensifying focus on what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is highlighting a fundamental question about the...

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets wilted after Janet Yellen stumbled in her first meeting as chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve after...

  8. March 19, 2014

    US current account deficit falls again

    The US current account deficit dropped to 2.3 per cent of gross domestic product last year, hitting its lowest level since...

  9. March 18, 2014

    BAE gains on improving US defence outlook

    An improving outlook for US defence spending gave BAE Systems its biggest rally in more than three months on Tuesday. BAE...

  10. March 12, 2014

    Mexico sells sterling century bond

    Mexico sold its first ever 100-year bond in sterling on Wednesday, taking advantage of low borrowing costs and investors’...

  11. March 9, 2014

    The imperial presidency is quietly striking back

    Forty years ago, Arthur Schlesinger coined the term “imperial presidency” to describe the growing power of the US executive....

  12. March 9, 2014

    US politics: A crying shame

    John Dingell announced his departure from Congress in late February after nearly six decades representing districts in...

  13. March 7, 2014

    Airbus says revenue goal was ‘ambitious’

    Airbus has scaled back its ambitions to expand in the US defence market but insisted it can still compete for sales of...

  14. March 5, 2014

    A budget for the stump, not the Hill

    Rarely has a US president’s budget elicited as little interest as Barack Obama’s latest proposal. And rarely has it so...

  15. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses climbed, joining global stocks in a relief rally as tension between western powers and Russia over...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina and Detroit - different (zip) codes

    By Marcelo Etchebarne Mihanovich of Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly Two cases pending in US federal courts show how sovereign...

  17. March 4, 2014

    Obama aims to rally Democrats with $3.9tn US budget

    President Barack Obama has laid out a $3.9tn budget that slashed tax breaks for the wealthiest households and businesses to...

  18. The A-List

    March 3, 2014

    Low growth – the new economic reality

    Until recently, the US was always the world’s “consumer of last resort”. Since the collapse of the Bretton Woods exchange...

  19. February 28, 2014

    US military: Boots off the ground

    Before he stood down as US defence secretary in 2011, Robert Gates issued a memorable warning about an American military...

  20. February 28, 2014

    Ziggy Stardust fears still haunting stocks

    We’ve got five years, what a surprise, We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot, We’ve got five years, that’s all we’ve...

  21. February 27, 2014

    Briton charged with hacking Fed computers

    A British man has been charged in the US with hacking into the Federal Reserve’s computer system and stealing confidential...

  22. February 26, 2014

    A US army that is leaner but stronger

    It is never easy to slim the Pentagon behemoth. In times of emergency, such as after the 9/11 attacks, US defence spending...

  23. February 26, 2014

    Bond investors and equity bulls in US face-off

    Many investors still love US government bonds. A $32bn auction of two-year notes this week saw the highest demand from...

  24. February 25, 2014

    Republican tax plan aims at biggest banks

    The main Republican tax-writer in Congress is set to propose a levy on the assets of large banks as part of the most...

  25. February 24, 2014

    Hagel faces battle with Congress over defence cuts

    Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, announced steep cuts to the army and to several weapons programmes on Monday in order...

  26. February 23, 2014

    G20 aims to add $2tn to global economy

    The world’s biggest economies have agreed to target reforms aimed at adding more than $2tn to the global economy over five...

  27. February 21, 2014

    AIA chief confident Asia can thrive after US tapering

    Asian central banks are facing down economic threats from the reversal of US cheap money policies and can contain the...

  28. February 20, 2014

    Obama drops proposal to cut pensions

    President Barack Obama is dropping a proposal to cut pensions by using a less generous measure of inflation, and will...

  29. February 20, 2014

    Australia urges G20 to boost infrastructure investment

    Australia is pressing its G20 partners to agree a plan to unlock up to $57tn in infrastructure investment by 2030 and set...

  30. February 19, 2014

    European banks eye a shift in US capital ratios

    European banks are looking to swell their US capital ratios by converting intercompany loans and by booking more business...

  31. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets pulled back in response to more signals that the US economy slowed down last month. US...

  32. February 12, 2014

    Congress approves law to suspend US debt limit

    The US Congress gave its final stamp of approval to legislation that suspends the country’s borrowing limit and removes the...

  33. February 11, 2014

    House votes to increase US debt limit without conditions

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to increase US borrowings after John Boehner, the speaker,...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: US and European markets might have paused for breath, but Asian markets continued to climb ahead of Janet Yellen’s...

  35. February 9, 2014

    Republicans seek to bridge divisions over debt ceiling

    Republicans in Congress are seeking to bridge internal divisions in order to lift US borrowing limits as dwindling...

  36. February 6, 2014

    Obamacare and the effect on jobs

    Republicans have long argued that President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform will be a “jobs killer”. This week the...

  37. February 6, 2014

    Republicans’ taming of the Tea Party bodes ill for Obama

    If making laws is as ugly as making sausages, as the old saying goes, then the farm bill in Congress has always qualified as...

  38. February 4, 2014

    US deficit falls but long-term picture is bleak, says CBO

    The US budget deficit will fall to 3 per cent of economic output this year, close to the pre-crisis norm, the Congressional...

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