Scalia death sets up Supreme Court battle

Obama rejects GOP calls to leave appointment to his successor

US seeks backing in South China Sea spat

Obama to use summit to raise diplomatic pressure on China

Money buying little power in US campaign

Deep pockets are proving no guarantee of electoral success

President Bloomberg can douse the flames

Never has an independent candidate with his achievements run for office, writes William Ackman

George Washinton, Dollar

Debate begins on US negative rates

The Federal Reserve will need to play an astonishingly canny hand in coming weeks

DoJ sues Ferguson over its justice system

Action comes after rejection of negotiated agreement

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Puerto Rico creditors make counter offer

Investors seek to avoid haircut while providing debt relief

Obama climate strategy left up in the air

Court decision removes deadline for states to lodge carbon plans

Advantages of living in a decent time zone

What matters for flight, unlike finance, is that hardly anyone lives south of the equator

Tech entrepreneurs cut charitable donations

Finance and investment elite edge out Silicon Valley in philanthropy

US eyes bad conduct in education sector

New enforcement unit to examine marketing and inappropriate loans

US immigration: Workers wanted

Builders try to fill labour gap through US citizenship schemes

Trump, Sanders and American rage

The yearning for leaders from the fringes will have profound implications for the US and the world

Obama requests $1.8bn to fight Zika virus

Alarm in the US and elsewhere grows over illness’s spread

Broncos take Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning leads team to 24-10 victory over Panthers

US tech companies in data sharing talks

Negotiations with Britain to handover suspicious emails and chats

Clinton needs some music in her message

The Democrat’s challenge is to create progressive anthem

Super Bowl haunted by ghosts at the game

The NFL and its audience seem in denial about the impact of head injuries on the future of the game

Obama proposes $10 per barrel oil tax

Plan is unlikely to be enacted but could influence Clinton and Sanders to change energy policies

New York tram stages an unlikely comeback

Mayor follows US light-rail trend to manage rapid economic growth