US economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
06 May, 2009

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke tells US politicians the recession should be over by Christmas, barring any unforeseen setbacks

30 Apr, 2009

Last-minute negotiations to save the US car giant from bankruptcy appear to have failed, reports from America suggest

Tokyo Stock Exchange
30 Apr, 2009

Investors flocked to buy stocks worldwide yesterday after signs that American consumers are starting to spend again

Barack Obama
17 Apr, 2009

From the economy to foreign policy the new president has little between here and the horizon but a sheet of very thin ice, which is already starting to crack

27 Mar, 2009

While the Treasury Secretary gets pelted with mouldy cabbages, especially by Paul Krugman, the President charms the nation

23 Mar, 2009

Accusations that he was a Wall St ‘shill’ mean that Jim Cramer, the embodiment of the ‘greed is good’ era, is finished

20 Mar, 2009

The president is dancing on the edge of a volcano with denials of knowledge about bonuses at AIG – and he’s already been burned

13 Mar, 2009

Like Roosevelt before him, Barack Obama will be forced to lurch to the left to save the country from wider economic desolation

04 Mar, 2009

Leaders around the world see the worldwide slump as an opportunity to spend billions on creating ‘green-collar’ jobs as a way of kick-starting their economies

13 Feb, 2009

As the country goes into meltdown and California prints IOUs, Americans are already questioning if the president can save them