Cruz ups ante in White House money race

US presidential battle looks set to smash fundraising records

Obama’s mastery of rhetorical tools

The acclaimed eulogy for Clementa Pinckney drew on a range of public speaking devices

Oil market confounds US export ban push

Lower domestic oil discount defuses politics over crude ban

Holder: big fines changed bank culture

Levelling ‘record-setting penalties’ was right course of action

The tellingly aggressive boot on BP’s neck

The length of time taken to reach the settlement is unreasonable and the delay has damaged all sides

America: Greece's helpless bystander

The US is a helpless bystander on Greece

Washington has urged EU to write off Athens’ debts in return for restructuring, to no avail

Shale glut turbocharges motoring revival

Ford ramps up output as US drivers make use of lower fuel costs

War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

Former Virginia senator runs for Democratic nomination

Steyer challenges Koch on climate change

Billionaire donors gear up for 2016 White House battle

Puerto Rico crisis in US back yard

The problem bedevilling the island is not just its $72bn debt but any obvious way to restructure it

US employers hire apace but pay stalls

Weak wages muddy waters as 223,000 jobs are created in June

Bush taps into family fundraising network

GOP presidential contender spoke to S Korean weapons producer

Clinton raises record $45m for campaign

Figure beats Obama donations in first three months

Fires at black US churches fuel race fears

Blazes follow Charleston shootings as KKK receives protest permit

Coke flags Myanmar partner’s jade link

Disclosure highlights difficulties facing western groups