US deals double blow with ethanol ruling

Regulator’s targets disappoint corn industry and oil refiners

US, China hold talks on cyber espionage

Attacks said to continue despite pledge to stop economic hacking

James Ferguson illustration, Statue of Oil

Understanding the new global oil economy

If US imports fall, its interest in a stable Middle East will shrink as that of China and India rises

Cruz, Rubio emerge from Republican fray

Senators seen as contenders if members sour on Trump and Carson

We deride Le Pen and Trump at our peril

The rise of political extremists says something disturbing about liberal democracy in the west

Fed limits emergency lending powers

Revised rules aim to subdue lawmakers’ criticism of over-reach

Republicans cast cloud over climate talks

Party’s hardcore sceptics lead race for presidential nomination

US debate over solar tax credits heats up

Industry pushes for extension of key government support

Republicans condemn Colorado shootings

Presidential candidates decline to blame anti-abortion rhetoric

Sunnova urges end to US solar tax break

Houston-based power group breaks ranks with rivals

Hope dies for America’s Iraqi friends

A wish for a better life falls on deaf ears

The rise of liberal intolerance in the US

There is no doubt that racial prejudice is alive and well but quashing free speech is no answer

Heated rhetoric shakes Muslim Republicans

Comments stir concern about GOP’s standing among minority voters

Reasons to be cheerful, parts one and two

We must be thankful for the small compromises

Refugees and the propagation of fear

America took in the ‘wretched refuse of teeming shores’ but now it is so fearful and mean-spirited

The FT’s overview of key American economic data, including GDP, inflation, unemployment, consumer indicators, interest rates and mortgage rates