US delays ruling on Keystone oil pipeline

Final decision could be deferred until after midterm elections

Business and state are best kept apart

Adventurism can be excellent in a start-up but is a menace in a democratic republic

Democratic donor admits campaign fraud

Sant Singh Chatwal made illegal donations to three candidates

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US to help companies invest in Myanmar

Opening of commercial office follows lifting of sanctions

US jobless claims near lowest since 2007

Brazil unemployment declines and inflation lower than forecast

FTAlphaville: Yellen holds back

Silent on financial stability concerns

Hopes low for Ukraine as peace talks held

Protagonists set to meet in Geneva to seek diplomatic solution

US riled by suggestions of cold war

Obama may be going too far in rejecting lessons from the past

A textbook case of culture wars in Texas

Hispanics now a majority in Lone Star state schools

US Treasury slams China over currency

Comes as China’s FX reserves hit nearly $4trn

Detroit agrees pension deal with retirees

Benefits of former police and firefighters secured in bankruptcy process

Pulitzer Prizes recognise NSA reporting

Edward Snowden calls decision a ‘vindication’

Sanctions ‘grey zone’ leaves west in quandary

US prepares fresh action but Europe shows little unity

Healthcare law to cost less than thought

US deficit continues to fall, says CBO

‘Heartbleed’ steals data and mums’ emails

First evidence of detail of cyber thefts

US retailers lift clouds on Wall Street

Biggest surge in sales reported since September 2012

Russia calls on UN as Kiev cracks down

Ukraine sends army in to eastern cities in attempt to regain control

Last chance for US immigration reform

The fast-rising Hispanic vote is slipping beyond Republicans’ grasp

The US cable barons must be challenged

No one in Washington seems to have the will to stop industry moguls from tightening their grip on the internet

G20 gives US ultimatum over IMF reform