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US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren at the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Westerville, Ohio. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP.

Democratic presidential hopefuls took aim at Elizabeth Warren in a televised debate on Tuesday, in the latest sign that the Massachusetts senator is s(...)

Statements from Bernier Sanders and his doctors do not indicate whether his heart suffered any permanent damage, or the extent of any. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders — one of the Democratic presidential candidates — has suffered a heart attack. The 78-year-old was at a campaign event on Tuesday when(...)

The Bank of Ireland building at College Green. After the former parliament building was sold to the  Bank of Ireland, the bank avoided the then wealth tax (on windows) by blocking up the windows. Photograph: Alan Betson

Have you ever wondered why the windows of the Bank of Ireland on College Green in Dublin are bricked up? It is because of the imposition of a wealth t(...)

Democratic senator Bernie Sanders: He has pursued a blistering campaign schedule often characterised by multiple stops a day. Photograph:  Hilary Swift/The New York Times

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who was treated on Tuesday for a blocked artery after experiencing chest pain, will participate in the four(...)

Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, has always argued buybacks make sense if a company is trading below its ‘intrinsic value’. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

US companies, flush with cash following Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, spent a record $930 billion on stock buybacks last year: a similar outlay i(...)

In seeking esteem, do we pretend we’re something we’re not in order to get other people to admire us?

The 18th-century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith has a bit of an image problem. His defence of free markets, epitomised by his coining o(...)

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren on stage during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: should the candidates attack hi(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph:  Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Ten Democratic candidates hoping to become the presidential nominee in next year’s election will take to the stage in Houston, Texas, on Thursday in t(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden: his national lead among Democrats has been fairly durable through the summer, polls show.  Photograph:  Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

New opinion polls show Joe Biden with a significant national lead in the Democratic presidential race as the contest heads into the intense autumn cam(...)

Donald Trump: ‘We’re in a constant state of shock that all of these norms are being broken,’ Maureen Dowd says. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

“My dad emigrated from Ireland and came through the Statue of Liberty, and I just think the Statue of Liberty is weeping,” Maureen Dowd replies when I(...)

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