US economy

Corporate America’s share buyback binge

American companies have been busy buying up their own shares – investors should take note.

Obama’s offensive against the jihadists

Is America making a mistake in its plans to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant? Emily Hohler reports.

A winning streak for the dollar

The greenback’s rally has gathered pace as the Federal Reserve reins in its stimulus programme.

Share buyback boom subsides

The bull market in stocks looks set to lose one of its drivers as companies buy back fewer shares.

Central banks diverge

Monetary policy in the world’s two biggest economies looks set to go their separate ways.

Burger King tie-up sparks tax row

Burger King’s takeover of Canada’s Tim Hortons coffee and doughnut chain has drawn flack from tax critics.

S&P 500 index hits a milestone

America’s S&P 500 has crossed the 2,000 mark against a backdrop of uncertainty.

Can Obama curb police militarisation?

President Obama has pleaded for calm after police in Ferguson, Missouri deployed heavy weaponry to quell rioting.

Jeffrey Gundlach: QE will return to American by 2020

The so-called ‘King of bonds’ Jeffrey Gundlach warns of trouble down the line for the US economy.

Buzzfeed gets fed another $50m

Popular website Buzzfeed has been given a huge cash boost to take on the online media sector.

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