US economy

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.

Three ways to profit from a stronger US dollar

America’s impressive recovery can only mean one thing – it’s time to raise interest rates. John Stepek reveals three ways to play the rising greenback.

How Jim Koch turned a family recipe into a $500m industry

Budweiser, Miller and Coors dominated the American beer market before Jim Koch came along with his nineteenth-century family recipe.

Will an interest-rate rise hit US stocks?

American stocks have hit new all-time highs, but things could get tricky from here.

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