US economy

Is Clinton the right candidate for the Democrats?

While Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy credentials are impressive, where she stands in domestic terms is rather less clear.

Could liquidity dry up in US Treasuries?

Declining liquidity in US Treasuries – the global ‘safe-haven’ asset – could have unpredictable consequences.

Obama’s Americas summit is good for our investments

The recent historic Summit of the Americas is great news for long-term investors in Latin America. James McKeigue explains why.

Dollar debt: a game of Russian roulette

A stronger dollar, and the higher interest rates that go with it, is bad news for emerging markets.

Investors beware: the masters of the universe are making deals again

A frenzy of companies buying and merging with other companies is underway. As John Stepek explains, that should tell you a thing or two about the state of the stockmarket.

Are we heading for another financial crisis?

Try as it might, the Federal Reserve can’t keep the coming crisis at bay forever.

Chart of the week: the return of inflation

While official data shows inflation has turned negative in the US, a more up-to-date online reading suggests prices are set to rebound.

Yellen hints at a US interest rate rise

The dollar and Treasury yields dipped following Janet Yellen’s upbeat assessment of the US economy.

How the Tootsie Roll became America's favourite sweet

Austrian immigrant Leo Hirshfield came up with a novel solution to the problem of melting chocolate 119 years ago – the Tootsie Roll.

US earnings crumble

US stocks have hit new record highs despite the deteriorating earnings outlook for American companies.

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