Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House financial services committee in Washington, DC about Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency libra, how his company will handle false and misleading information by political leaders during the 2020 campaign Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, travelled to Washington to defend a cryptocurrency project that has become the latest target of lawmake(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, testifying before the  house financial services committee   in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Jay Powell gave a markedly bullish assessment of the US economic outlook in his first congressional testimony as Federal Reserve chairman, triggering (...)

Senator Al Franken and actor Sarah Silverman  during the first day of the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Turning Philly green There are plenty of Irish here in Philadelphia, notably Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. She attended a reception for the Irish com(...)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a ‘Ready for Hillary’ rally in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters.

Ready for Hillary has raised $15 million (€14.2 million) and has identified 4 million Hillary Clinton supporters, the group said on Friday ahead of(...)