US economy

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

Chart of the week: America goes shopping

The banking crisis forced US consumers to deleverage. Between 2008 and 2013 they worked off 12% of their borrowings – having spent the 63 previous years growing them.

A demoralising defeat for the Democrats

Had the Democrats won, it would have been a major blow to President Donald Trump and his Republican allies. Emily Hohler reports.

Trump’s Russia imbroglio – a red herring?

President Donald Trump’s allies fear the investigation is becoming too partisan.

The tug of war between the Federal Reserve and the markets

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates again yesterday. But the markets seem to be concerned that things are moving too fast. John Stepek looks at what’s got them worried.

Trump’s climate call is bad for the US

Donald Trump’s decision to take America out of the Paris climate change agreement is bad news for the US. Matthew Lynn explains why.

How long can this party in US stocks go on?

Nothing seems to be able to slow the relentless rise of US stocks, says Andrew Van Sickle.

How to play Trump’s predicament

Investors don’t seem to be giving much thought to what happens if President Donald Trump is impeached, says Matthew Lynn. That could be a costly mistake.

How the Kremlin duped Kushner

Jared Kushner’s suspected dealings with the Russians has landed him in hot water at the White House. Emily Hohler reports.

Trump sets an audacious target

The US president’s approach to brokering peace between Israel and Palestine is the “latest iteration of his classic deal-making style”.

Betting on politics: Trump's impeachment

Political betting guru Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds on US president Donald Trump leaving the White House early.

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