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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.

The great corporate tax dodge

President Obama wants America to clamp down on businesses avoiding their taxes. Can he succeed? And how big a problem is it anyway? Matthew Partridge reports.

US economy delivers jobs and pay rise

America created over one million jobs in three months – the first time this has occurred since the late 1990s boom.

Chart of the day: The deepening divide in America

The wealth divide in America has grown since the financial crisis, as middle-class incomes fall behind.

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