Higher consumer spending cited for improved figures, but concerns about methodology remain
Shares tumbled, but Ben Bernanke achieved his aim of focusing attention on a 'return to normalcy'
'2014 could be the year when the economy starts to show real acceleration' say experts
'You don’t want to use the progress we are making as an excuse not to fix the problem'
The US President's 'wide-ranging' State of the Union address sets out a bold vision for his second term
The White House wants credit for the deal, but Obama and the US aren't out of the woods
Two weeks after he risked alienating half of US with his '47 per cent' remark, Romney is back in the race
‘Stunningly aggressive measures’ says FT as Ben Bernanke aims to boost US economy
Launch of gadget could add up to half of a percentage point US economic growth in fourth quarter
Opinion Digest: Tory dreams, American hopes and why Britain is falling behind the world in maths
Lower household debt and more flexible labour rules help US economy rally while ours flatlines
needs a New Deal - but Obama
has displayed zero appetite
for big liberal ideas
Football comes first for
one Republican senator as
Obama faces prospect of
empty seats tonight
Pick of the news reports and comment from the Sunday newspapers
First reaction: America
set to avoid debt default
with new deal, but who are
the winners and losers?
the lights go out on Aug 3
as millions fail to get their
Social Security cheques?
of these Republican nutballs
win? Yes, the US has long had
a soft spot for imbeciles
Charles Laurence: Plight
of America’s jobless ‘suits’
raises big questions - like
why would you marry one?
Business digest: UK unemployment could stay at 8 per cent, warns economist Mike Dicks
Business Digest: Fears of a double-dip recession increase after Thursday’s falls