US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

Fight to provide legislation Obama needs now switches to House

California farmers vow to cut water use

25% reduction will match that in drought-hit cities

Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

Fed chair points to rate rise this year if recovery continues

Isis rivals make bin Laden look soft

Light cast on fierce competition between jihadi groups

A bonus signals a change in elite living

Rich New York husbands often pay their wives for performance, writes John McDermott

Federal Reserve faces subpoena over leak

Hensarling says Fed failed to comply with information requests

Baltimore police charged for Gray’s death

Death in police custody sparked Baltimore riots

US sanctions Iraq airline over Iran case

Order imposes economic clamp on al-Naser

US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

Legislative dance highlights tough balancing act in Congress

Dodd-Frank reform fight ends in stalemate

Chance of near-term changes to post-crisis act seen as remote

US military’s South China Sea flight lifts tension

Surveillance aircraft with CNN crew aboard ignores China warning

Paul launches bid to block NSA programme

Senator wants to stop mass collection of telephone call data

Battle for US ExIm Bank signals tensions

Fight pits conservative right against pro-business centre

Bin Laden books show taste for conspiracy

New documents reveal that al-Qaeda leader celebrated Arab spring

US South China Sea patrols ‘positive step’

Top Democrat backs Pentagon plans as tensions mount with Beijing

Saudi vies for Great Satan status in Iran

Persian-Arab enmity goes back centuries

DoJ hard line on UBS raises concerns

Experts believe scrapping of agreement will discourage others from going to regulators

Philadelphia crash shows up signal strains

New system faces morass of regulatory, technical and financial delays

JPMorgan uses big data to read US economy

Bank launches research unit to analyse 30m of its customers

Los Angeles boosts fight on minimum wage

City council votes for $15 an hour level by 2020

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