US blizzard: Guide to travel and closures

US east coast braced for storm

Northeast braced for ‘crippling’ winter battering

Bharara hunts top New York politicians

Fraud and extortion charges brought against Sheldon Silver

Amazon backs Obama on net neutrality

Rare intervention comes amid Republican opposition to FCC’s role

Obama stakes claim to a liberal legacy

President’s boldly progressive agenda marks a turning point

Oxfam presses Davos forum on inequality

Richest 1% to own more than rest of world population

Silk Road suspect hunt started at Mt Gox

Bitcoin exchange’s Karpèles says he is not Dread Pirate Roberts

Dread Pirate’s story unravels in library

Undercover agent tells how he snared alleged Silk Road founder

Students hit by California budget row

Governor Brown leads high-profile fight against rising tuition

Donohue warns over ‘economic populism’

US Chamber of Commerce chief fires back on anti-business rhetoric

Obama calls for broadband competition

President wants to end state laws that limit internet competition

US military Twitter account hacked

Attack on Centcom social media sites by parties claiming links to Isis

Weiss withdraws from US Treasury role

Banker faced opposition from Warren-led wing of Democratic party

Festive cheer for US retailers

Same-store sales rise 5% in November and December

Obama calls for free community college

Programme would waive tuition for ‘responsible students’

California steams as new rail line begins

Ground broken in Central Valley on ‘train to nowhere’

Five issues facing Republican Congress

Party hopes to move quickly with control of both chambers

Cold weather fails to lift US gas market

Prices tumble as peak season begins amid record shale supply

Time to put a proper price on carbon

Fall in energy prices makes the case for a tax overwhelming

Wise bet is on happier year for economy

Optimism is more likely to prove correct than fashionable pessimism