US economy

Markets 'overreacted' to Fed's warning that QE will taper off

First Reaction
Fri 21 Jun, AT 09:51

Shares tumbled, but Ben Bernanke achieved his aim of focusing attention on a 'return to normalcy'


US economic optimism soars

One-Minute Read
Wed 29 May, AT 13:55

'2014 could be the year when the economy starts to show real acceleration' say experts

US deficit in surprise fall

One-Minute Read
Wed 15 May, AT 12:35

'You don’t want to use the progress we are making as an excuse not to fix the problem'

Obama pledges economic revival and gun control in union address

Talking Point
Wed 13 Feb, AT 12:59

The US President's 'wide-ranging' State of the Union address sets out a bold vision for his second term

President Obama's fiscal cliff 'victory' only defers US woes

Talking Point
Wed 2 Jan, AT 15:31

The White House wants credit for the deal, but Obama and the US aren't out of the woods

Romney poll surge: grim for Obama, or par for the course?

Talking Point
Tue 9 Oct, AT 11:07

Two weeks after he risked alienating half of US with his '47 per cent' remark, Romney is back in the race

Ben Bernanke

US jobless crisis pushes Fed to launch third stimulus round

First Post
Fri 14 Sep, AT 07:23

‘Stunningly aggressive measures’ says FT as Ben Bernanke aims to boost US economy

Apple iPhone 5 launch could boost US economy

Business Digest
Tue 11 Sep, AT 08:23

Launch of gadget could add up to half of a percentage point US economic growth in fourth quarter


Parade's End: why Stoppard's yearning for failed Toryism?

Opinion digest
Tue 4 Sep, AT 10:23

Opinion Digest: Tory dreams, American hopes and why Britain is falling behind the world in maths


The US economy is recovering - so why isn't Britain's?

Talking Point
Thu 9 Feb, AT 11:59

Lower household debt and more flexible labour rules help US economy rally while ours flatlines