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Expectations of three or even four hikes this year rise as growth worries persist


Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit

Policy aims to boost defence sales and counter competition from Russia and China

US president remains opposed to TPP unless offered ‘a deal we could not refuse’

The US is doing serious diplomatic groundwork for president’s meeting with Kim Jong Un

US president’s second U-turn on Pacific trade adds to pressure on Japan’s Shinzo Abe

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The investment bank’s loan book has risen tenfold since 2012 but, as consumers struggle with rising interest payments, will it be punished for piling in to credit so late in the cycle?

In the president’s world, as in the Mafia, disloyalty is the unforgivable sin

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The career of the former FBI boss was studded with success — and one big mistake

Crushing student debt, massacres and underfunded public education are causing fury

Matriarch of formidable political clan was known for her sharp tongue and strong character

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