US shakes off torpor with 3.5% growth

US real GDP growth

Real signs of vigour in American GDP in third quarter

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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US billionaires beat campaign cash rules

‘Common good’ proves to be malleable concept

Illinois woes leave governor race wide open

Federal probes offer hope to GOP in Democratic stronghold

Yair Lapid: jumped to the prime minister’s defence
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Obama-Netanyahu relationship hits new low

Unnamed official quoted in context of fraying relations

US midterm elections

US election will be won at the letterbox

Republicans say voting by mail encourages fraud

State polls are referendum on economy

Contrasting races in Midwest show radical divergence in policy

Children play in a playground with views of a nearby drilling rig in Mead, Colo.
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Fracking: In the path of the ‘shale gale’

Divisions among Democrats in Colorado highlight how shale gas has become a toxic issue

Suspicion of authority feeds Ebola panic

More than 45 per cent believe they or their friends and relatives will get the disease

US issues guidelines over Ebola

White House seeks to end dispute over quarantine of medical workers

Libya strife shows perils of impartiality

By their unseemly alliances with jihadis, Libya’s Islamists are courting disaster

Republicans look to lock up the House

The party could cement control of the chamber for years

A 1964 masterclass from Ronald Reagan

‘The Great Communicator’ guide to deploying facts and figures

Cuomo backs down on NY Ebola orders

Governor follows White House warnings about consequences of quarantine

Obamacare’s drip-fed success

The longer it stays in existence, the harder it will be to repeal

Fed set to halt asset purchases

Quiet end to history-making programme of asset purchases that helped put the US economy back on track