US economy

Betting on politics: a Senate battle in Arizona

This week, Matthew Partridge looks at Arizona, one of the key battlegrounds for the control of the US Senate.

Betting on politics: A congressional fight in Texas

The fight over the Texas 31st district is heating up. Matthew Partridge takes a look at the contenders.

Kavanaugh tips Supreme Court right

The US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh amid one of the most bruising political encounters in recent memory.

Sound and fury over Nafta

Little changed despite the ill-tempered negotiations. Matthew Partridge reports.

Ten years on, the debt bubble is bigger than ever

Ten years after a financial crisis caused by too much debt, the world has an even higher debt load.

Trump ups the stakes in China trade war

The dispute over tariffs could be a foreshadowing of something far worse. Emily Hohler reports.

Is the Federal Reserve really worried about inflation?

The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, is slowly raising interest rates. But that doesn’t mean it’s going after inflation, says John Stepek. It may have other targets in mind.

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.

Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.

Betting on politics: the senatorial contest in West Virginia

Senator Joe Manchin will have a tough fight on his hands if he wants to get re-elected, says Matthew Partridge.

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