US economy

Chart of the week: Paying a high price for love

While the cost of getting hitched in America has fallen in inflation-adjusted term, nuptial celebrations still cost $25,000 on average.

Bill Gross: Recovery to remain 'puny'

Investors can expect more of the same, according to the ‘Bond King’ Bill Gross.

Steer clear of US assets

Merry Somerset Webb explains why you won’t want to own American assets when the money-printing ends.

How to play the surging dollar

As the Fed prepares to stop its QE programme, the dollar is spiking upwards. John Stepek looks at how you can profit.

The end of the American empire – and what it means for markets

America’s economic power is waning – that makes for a less certain world. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what that means for your investments.

What to invest in as King Dollar retakes his throne

The US dollar has risen sharply as America’s economy recovers. And that looks set to continue. John Stepek explains what it means for investors.

The bull-market in the dollar has legs

The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of major trading partners’ currencies, has leapt to a four-year high.

America's clampdown on tax inversions

The US government has issued new rules making it harder for American companies to cut their tax bill by relocating their headquarters.

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.

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