The US Capitol dome is seen from the House side on Capitol Hill in Washington after the US Government shut down yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

Nothing stuns an audience like a cliffhanger ending, but suspense is the last thing investors and the US treasury want from Washington. Yesterday’s ma(...)

Private industry in the euro zone expanded for the first time in more than a year in July, which was also a good month for US factories, but the massi(...)

A sign relating to jobs from US investment in Ireland at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland annual Independence Day lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dubin. US jobs data showed 195,000 new posts were filled last month. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

US job growth increased more than expected in June, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massi(...)

A file photograph of US jobseekers standing in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City. Photograph:  Mike Segar/Files/Reuters.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to resilience in the labour mar(...)