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  1. August 18, 2014

    Don’t fight the US Treasury bond rally

    The consensus among market watchers last September was that, with US interest rates so low and the US Federal Reserve about...

  2. August 15, 2014

    US Treasury bears face irresistible force

    Persistently low yielding US government bonds show little sign of reversing course. This is much to the chagrin of many...

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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. 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...

  2. August 11, 2014

    US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth

    The Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman has pointed to weak labour force participation and a soft US housing recovery as two...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. July 22, 2014

    Dodd-Frank has made banks safer but slowed economy, data show

    Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was signed, US banks are more stable and better capitalised. But this...

  7. 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...

  8. July 20, 2014

    Republicans have reneged on their pact with business

    There was a time when the US Chamber of Commerce could snap its fingers and get the Republican party to dance. The corporate...

  9. 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...

  10. July 18, 2014

    Gold moves where dollars fear to trade

    What a grand thing it is to control a global currency. The whole world wants to use your notes, those irredeemable,...

  11. July 16, 2014

    US recovery could test healthcare gains

    Hopes that the US is finally tackling its most difficult long-term fiscal challenge – the growth in healthcare spending –...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. July 6, 2014

    Washington fights disclosure in Fannie-Freddie mortgage suit

    The US government claims it should not have to disclose internal documents as part of a lawsuit involving mortgage finance...

  16. 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,...

  17. June 25, 2014

    Fed warns banks they face tougher tests

    The Federal Reserve has warned banks in the US that tests of their ability to survive a financial crisis will be made...

  18. June 25, 2014

    Winter and healthcare hit US growth

    The US economy faces a steeper climb back to positive territory after one of the country’s worst winters on record helped...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. June 4, 2014

    Jobs data to give clear signal on US growth

    For the first time in a weather-disrupted year, non-farm payrolls due on Friday should give clear signals on the state of...

  22. June 2, 2014

    Prepare for the tremors as Europe and America drift apart

    When the governing council of the European Central Bank meets in Frankfurt on Thursday, it is widely expected to announce a...

  23. May 27, 2014

    RBS slashes US mortgage business

    Royal Bank of Scotland is shrinking in the US under regulatory pressure from the Federal Reserve, with the loss of hundreds...

  24. 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...

  25. May 12, 2014

    US energy bill caught in Keystone crossfire

    Conflict in the US Congress over energy issues, including the Keystone XL oil pipeline and environmental regulation, has...

  26. 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...

  27. 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....

  28. May 2, 2014

    US jobs report beats expectations

    US employers hired staff at the fastest pace in two years in April, offering fresh signs of gathering momentum in the...

  29. 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...

  30. May 1, 2014

    Gold falls on Fed confidence in recovery

    Gold fell more than 1 per cent on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve reaffirmed its confidence in the domestic economic...

  31. 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....

  32. 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...

  33. April 28, 2014

    US races to refuel infrastructure fund as revenue dries up

    The main US infrastructure funding mechanism is quickly approaching insolvency, the transportation secretary has warned, as...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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,...

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