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#US Economy

# us-economy - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper
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# Tax Havens

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Jun 25th 2014, 5:06 PM 8,529 Views 30 Comments

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

US economy suffers sharpest contraction in five years
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# US Economy

US economy suffers sharpest contraction in five years

Jun 25th 2014, 3:16 PM 7,152 Views 37 Comments

Severe weather, weak consumer spending growth and higher imports all played a role, according to US Commerce Dept.

# us-economy - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Obama names Janet Yellen as new chairman of US Federal Reserve
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# You're Hired

Obama names Janet Yellen as new chairman of US Federal Reserve

Oct 9th 2013, 9:42 AM 3,287 Views 28 Comments

If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to head a major central bank anywhere in the world.

# us-economy - Monday 14 January, 2013

Obama rules out minting $1 trillion coin to solve US debt woes
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# MintTheCoin

Obama rules out minting $1 trillion coin to solve US debt woes

Jan 14th 2013, 5:37 PM 12,714 Views 47 Comments

“There are no magic tricks here,” says the President, dismissing suggestions that a $1 trillion platinum coin could be minted.

# us-economy - Friday 9 November, 2012

Extract: ‘China looks forward to growth, while the West teeters on the brink’
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# Read Me

Extract: ‘China looks forward to growth, while the West teeters on the brink’

Nov 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 27 Views 32 Comments

Martin Jacques says China’s ascendancy and impact is something that people should pay heed to.

# us-economy - Saturday 28 July, 2012

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable
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# US

100 days ahead of vote: Obama ahead but vulnerable

Jul 28th 2012, 5:57 PM 3,869 Views 67 Comments

President Barack Obama appears to have a slight edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney – but issue of the economy continues to curb his popularity.

# us-economy - Friday 6 July, 2012

Latest US jobs figures show unemployment sticking at 8.2 per cent
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# US Economy

Latest US jobs figures show unemployment sticking at 8.2 per cent

Jul 6th 2012, 2:58 PM 2,084 Views 5 Comments

New data signals that the US economy is still struggling three years after the end of the recession.

# us-economy - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession
# US 2012
# US 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession

Jun 20th 2012, 9:28 AM 3,980 Views 30 Comments

The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.

# us-economy - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Did Obama deliberately refer to his opponent as 'George Romney'?
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# Like Father...

Did Obama deliberately refer to his opponent as 'George Romney'?

Jun 5th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,249 Views 12 Comments

They do call him the ‘Teleprompter president’ – but Barack Obama raised a laugh while stumbling over the name of his rival.

# us-economy - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

'We should get his resume' - Obama offers help to unemployed engineer
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# Hanging With Barack

'We should get his resume' - Obama offers help to unemployed engineer

Jan 31st 2012, 8:56 AM 2,887 Views 3 Comments

The US president took part in an online video chat last night in which he also confirmed that the US carries out unmanned drone strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan.

# us-economy - Friday 2 December, 2011

US unemployment at lowest point since March 2009
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# Unemployment

US unemployment at lowest point since March 2009

Dec 2nd 2011, 3:00 PM 1,437 Views 1 Comment

Unemployment drops sharply from 9 to 8.6 per cent – with 120,000 new jobs being created in the run-up to the holidays.

# us-economy - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Shares continue rally after US records 2.5 per cent GDP growth
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# USA! USA! USA!

Shares continue rally after US records 2.5 per cent GDP growth

Oct 27th 2011, 3:13 PM 244 Views 2 Comments

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 – averting the risk of a second recession.

# us-economy - Thursday 22 September, 2011

US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment
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# US Economy

US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment

Sep 22nd 2011, 11:59 AM 156 Views 3 Comments

The US Federal Reserve announces the purchase of $400bn in 6-year and 30-year bonds, hoping to drive down interest rates.

# us-economy - Friday 9 September, 2011

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan
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# United States

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan

Sep 9th 2011, 8:36 AM 190 Views 4 Comments

An under-fire president demands that Congress get to work on passing an act to tackle America’s growing unemployment.

# us-economy - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears
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# Markets

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears

Aug 18th 2011, 6:32 PM 167 Views 3 Comments

US, Asian and European markets suffered through another hard day as fears of US economic stagnation and concerns about European banks spooked investors.

# us-economy - Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant
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# Shutdown

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

Jul 18th 2011, 5:39 PM 380 Views 3 Comments

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

# us-economy - Monday 18 April, 2011

US debt downgraded to 'negative'
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US debt downgraded to 'negative'

# us-economy - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'
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# State Of The Union

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'

Jan 26th 2011, 2:35 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

In his annual State of the Union address, Barack Obama warns of the global threat to the United States’ economic power.

# us-economy - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

The dollar is sick
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# Dollar

The dollar is sick

Sep 15th 2010, 12:45 PM 138 Views 0 Comments

The dollar weakens as everything else goes up.

# us-economy - Monday 16 August, 2010

China now world's second-largest economy
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# World Economy

China now world's second-largest economy

Aug 16th 2010, 3:47 PM 97 Views 0 Comments

Japan beaten into third place. How long can US remain on top?