Obama pushes to strengthen Arctic ice fleet

President wants to close gap with Russia in strategic region

League cries foul at new US Soccer rules

NASL alleges attempts to move to Division I are being blocked

Smith & Wesson: rising demand

FBI checks on buyers were up 10% in three months to end July

Beware passionate preachers of populism

Jeremy Corbyn and his ilk are the Elect, not the electable, writes Simon Schama

US court backs NSA phone data collection

Justices overrule injunction on surveillance programme

The wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function

Fed’s Dudley cools September liftoff talk

Rate rise remarks show policy makers rattled by market turmoil

Republicans line up for potshots at China

Presidential hopefuls chide Beijing ahead of Xi’s Washington trip

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US watchdog faces shale quake legal threat

Call to update rules on wastewater disposal from oil

White House pushes homegrown power

Loan guarantees for renewables part of US climate change efforts

Online media: Small screen, big money

YouTube rivals line up for some of the video advertising market

US women launch assault on ‘brass ceiling’

Pentagon on verge of allowing females into combat after two women graduate from Ranger programme

Please, Obama, don’t build that library

The president ran for office as a different sort of candidate

Productivity dilemma for Fed

Slowdown flies in the face of popular belief that the western world is undergoing a technology boom

No one is forced to work in Amazon jungle

If it treats employees fairly, the retailer can be as spartan as it likes

Fury and finance fuel Republican campaign

Trump has channelled the anger best but it is not just him, writes Norman Ornstein

Anxiety over US student debt heightens

Despite minimal expectation of losses sharp downgrades could spur investor exit

Brewers’ craft poised to tap more of US

Artisanal beers whet mainstream appetites

Google: Letters of intent

Under the Alphabet umbrella, the internet group seeks to distinguish the visionary from the wacky

Deaths of the truth-seekers roil Mexico

Drugs violence undermines confidence in President Peña Nieto’s government