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Record high for US stocks, Dow Jones hits highest-ever close

US equity indices extended all-time highs on Thursday, December 26. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at a record high for the ... tags: American_economyDow_Jonesforhighhighest-everhitsJones

Obama argues for minimum wage increase

In a speech on the economy at a Center for American Progress event, the president said increasing the minimum wage was one of several ... tags: american_economyamerican_exceptionalismbuildingbusinesseconomic_inequalityeconomyemployment

Stock markets soar after the Fed says it will cut its stimulus programme

Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserves decision to slow its bond purchases is a sign of progress and he expects the Fed to take similar ... tags: afterAmerican_economycutFedFederal_Reservesayssoar

Wall Street unhappy with risky trade curbing Volcker rule

There is some unhappiness on Wall Street after US financial regulators approved a ban on banks there making risky investments with their ... tags: American_economyBankingriskyruletradeunhappyUSA

Federal Reserve nominee Yellen defends stimulus

Janet Yellen, the White House nominee to take over at the Federal Reserve stressed there is no set time for the central bank to reduce its ... tags: American_economyBankingdefendsFederalFederal_ReservenomineeReserve

Federal workers return in USA, but fear a repeat soon

It was a beautiful autumn day in Washington where the grand edifices of state were open again after 16 days of closure.It was the same ...

Back to work for US government employees after Congress...

Hundreds of thousands of government employees have returned to work in the US after 16 days of enforced absence.Their return followed a ...

US President Obama criticises political differences

US President Barack Obama has hit out at the political turmoil that dragged his country to the brink of defaulting on its debt. He told a ...

U.S. Senate finally breaks political deadlock over debt...

After protracted negotiations over the last few days, the U.S. Senate finally saw a deal between the Democrats and Republicans over the ...

Fears of global stock market crash and world recession...

Debt disaster planning is the phrase on the lips of the powerful who run the financial institutions in the US. But they could be powerless ...

US: the winners and the losers in the budget battle

A bi-partisan deal has been struck in the US Senate between the Democratic and Republican leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell - to ...

US Congress backs debt crisis deal

The US Congress has approved an 11th-hour deal which ends a partial government shutdown and avoids a government debt default.But it is only ...