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Obama and Modi set a new course

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Obama's visit to New Delhi is set to provide the US-India relationship with a fresh sense of purpose.

Canada cuts rates. Can the US really hike?

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As other central banks either slash rates or print money to stimulate their economies, and with US inflation already soft, the Fed might want to rethink its timing for lifting rates.

Obama puts hope back on the agenda

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama offered a a vision of post-recession liberalism that was at once hopeful and limited.

US deficit smallest since 2007

US Treasury posts smallest calendar year deficit in seven years after December surplus.

Romney mulls run for US president

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Republican Mitt Romney could make third attempt at claiming presidency in 2016.

The Democrats must vote 'yes' on trade

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Deals currently in negotiation will be good for the economy, good for workers and good for President Obama.

Boehner elected for third term as House speaker

House Republicans re-elect John Boehner over objections of frustrated conservatives lobbying for a new leader.

Republicans take control of Congress

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Republicans assume control of both chambers of US Congress for first time in eight years.

The 'divergent’ world of 2015

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Veronica Roth’s novel offers a useful way of viewing global politics and economics. Let’s hear it for Dauntless America.

US considers relisting North Korea as state sponsor of terror

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Obama administration mulls response to cyber-attack on Sony.

EU launches new trade dispute with US

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Subsidies for Boeing's new 777X jet program at centre of dispute.

The US and Cuba take the first step towards reconciliation

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Havana has much to gain from reopening to the US, especially as Venezuela teeters on the edge.

US announces thaw with Cuba

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Historic thaw in US-Cuba relations after a prisoner exchange between the two countries.

Sanctions depend on Putin's choices: Kerry

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Top US diplomat says sanctions could be lifted within days if Russia backs down.

Jeb Bush explores presidential run

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George W Bush's brother throws hat into ring for 2016 US presidential race.

Congress averts govt shutdown

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US Congress belatedly passes key $US1.1 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015.

Jeb Bush eyeing US presidency

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Speculation swells that George W Bush's brother will join 2016 presidential race.

IMF's Lagarde disappointed by US inaction

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As the IMF's largest shareholder by far, Congressional approval remains critical.

US House approves spending bill

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Deal reached amid government shutdown pressure.

US risks govt shutdown with spending bill

Republican leaders still looking for numbers amid risk of imminent govt shutdown.

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