Gig economy needs new deal for workers

James Ferguson illustration, Uber

Senator Warren offers a framework to update employment laws

US elections explained

US Elections 2016
The 2016 US primaries: A calendar of all the races and results
The four candidates currently leading the polls, clockwise from top left: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz ©Getty Images; AP; Reuters
In almost every race for 36 years, the eventual nominees have won either Iowa or New Hampshire

Expectations grow over Fed rate rise

Key economic data over the coming weeks crucial to decision, say economists

Prepare for President Trump

Investors divided on impact of the businessman’s unexpected rise

Warren’s Uber attack raises her profile

Democrat’s liberal credentials would help consolidate support for the party, writes Barney Jopson

Trump stands by casino scandal claim

Tycoon says he was ‘100% right’ over Native American casinos

Obama takes on Trump over US trade deals

President levels his sights on threats to Pacific Rim agreement

US presidential bid: Trump’s casino war

Regulators say his tactics went too far against competition from Native Americans

James Ferguson illustration - Brexit Madness

Brexiters have bet the bank on anger

The goal was always to harness the myriad grievances of voters to revolt against Brussels

Trump ally seeks Opec unfair trade probe

Sponsor of bill to investigate cartel advises candidate on energy

Clinton frustrated by Sanders’ Oregon win

Frontrunner made to wait despite narrow victory in Kentucky

US business groups balk at backing Trump

Mounting evidence that core GOP constituency may shift to Clinton

Trump and Republicans in fundraising deal

Presidential race sees Sanders continue to challenge Clinton with Oregon win

Trump ‘prepared to talk’ with Kim Jong Un

Tycoon would aim to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

Trump woos Wisconsin middle class core

Industrial Wausau cannot find enough workers to fill its jobs

Fed official sees chance of June rate rise

Dennis Lockhart says investors are too pessimistic on US outlook

Elites are to blame for the rise of Trump

A healthy republic requires mutual sympathy rather than equality

Trump battles media over sexism claims

Republican candidate lashes out at depiction as chauvinistic playboy

Trump, Putin and lure of the strongman

All vow to lead a national revival through force of personality

Trump and the US-UK special relationship

The presumptive Republican nominee would test the bond between the two, writes Sebastian Payne

Trump seeks apology from Cameron

Republican presidential hopeful repeats backing for Brexit campaign

Hedge funds bank on more pragmatic Trump

Target of candidate’s jibes think populism would give way in office

Trump tests strong US dollar mantra

Economists split on whether currency comments risk retaliation

Trump’s tax rate 'none of your business'

Refusal to release returns increases pressure on candidate

Obama camp tilts at foreign policy dogma

Swipes at establishment old guard set strategy task for Clinton

Trump and Ryan call for Republican unity

House speaker yet to formally endorse billionaire’s candidacy

America’s middle class meltdown

The problems of lower median wages and inequality are catching up

Middle class takes a hit in most US cities

Household incomes have fallen in more than four-fifths of America’s metropolitan areas this century

Clinton strikes distrust in coal country

The Democrat could face problems in swing states in the election

The risk in Budweiser’s ‘America’ rebrand

Changing the label is easy but the campaign could still fall flat

Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia

Fall from grace in the state for Democratic frontrunner presages big Trump triumph in November

Budweiser renames its beer ‘America’

Patriotic packaging designed to capitalise on US election fever

US infrastructure decay to cost trillions

Under-investment will lead to lost business sales and rising costs

Roots of political turmoil in the west

Leftwing parties have lost touch with traditional supporters

Clinton quandary as Trump shoots from hip

Republican presents moving target with shifting policy positions

Khan shuns Trump’s partial welcome

London mayor says property mogul’s views of Islam are ignorant and make the world less safe

Trump names Christie as transition chief

Republican contender continues feud with party establishment

Trump v Clinton: liberal vs conservative?

Republican mogul has taken stances to the left of Democratic rival

Trump has changed the world

He is now the standard-bearer of the far right in the west

Adelson yet to show Trump his money

Casino magnate has said nothing about whether he will help fund the Republican candidate’s campaign

Trump ‘digs coal’ in jobless West Virginia

State’s voters have become disillusioned by some Obama policies