Congress passes infrastructure spending bill

Highway Trust Fund set for $11bn boost

Met’s chorus of disapproval continues

Negotiations with unions over cost-cutting measures breakdown

Report says bank funding advantage erodes

Wall Street cheers Government Accountability Office study

Business warns on Republicans suing Obama

Fears that move will speed implementation of healthcare reform

Republican foreign policy debate

The party is crying out for the realism it used to epitomise

A cynic’s case for the bankers’ oath

Any oath-taking ceremonies would have a surreal quality

Key dates in US-Africa history

Africa’s potential has until now been often ignored by Washington

Europe’s haven eyes stormy high-yield

But some managers sceptical of immunity to debt nerves

BNP suffers record loss after US fine

Paris-based lender reports second quarterly loss in its history

House backs Republican Obama lawsuit

President says move is a ‘wasteful stunt’

US visa ban on Venezuela officials

Yellen sees dissent urging Fed tightening

Asset buying is cut to $25bn as FOMC subtly alters statement

Russian bank VTB defiant over sanctions

Moscow markets rise despite EU and US measures

Food industry boosts labelling lobbying

States roll out laws disclosing genetically modified ingredients

Democrats move to punish tax ‘deserters’

Bill denies federal contracts to companies that redomicile

Medicare expected to stay solvent longer

But disability trust fund will run out of cash by end of 2016

Kerry ceasefire efforts anger Israelis

Secretary of state opens a rift between US and its ally

Images show Russian attacks, says US

Artillery firing on Ukrainian forces, Washington claims

Obama needs to play the honest broker in the Mideast

The rote quality of America’s role masks changes taking place on the president’s watch

Fed set to hold course with $10bn taper