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US president Joe Biden addresses his administration’s response to the economic crisis in the state dining room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/CNP/Bloomberg

The article of impeachment against former US president Donald Trump is to be sent to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial that threatens (...)

US president Donald Trump continues to claim credit for market gains. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s warning that a Joe Biden election victory would catalyse a “stock market collapse the likes of which you never had” hasn’t quite panne(...)

 Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, with US vice-president Mike Pence, president Donald Trump and response co-ordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx at a briefing at the White House on April 1st. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence, Dr Anthony Fauci, the US government’s top infectious diseases official, and two other senior leaders in the Trump admini(...)

The blow to the American consumer powering the economy was evident in a 7.6 per cent drop in personal consumption data, which marked the biggest decline since 1980. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The US economy shrank in the first quarter by its fastest rate since the 2008 financial crisis, ending the longest expansion on record as lockdowns ai(...)

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow attends US president Donald Trump’s coronavirus meeting with Florida governor Ron DeSantis in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump was set to sign an executive order on Tuesday requiring meat plants to remain open, amid growing fears that the coronavirus (...)

Kevin Hassett: excluded from a White House meeting last week at which the president decided to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

The chairman of the White House council of economic advisers, Kevin Hassett, will depart “shortly”, President Donald Trump said, winnowing another adv(...)

A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit in Parliament Square in London, England in July. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP Photo

Even by the standards of the Trump presidency, this week’s developments regarding the US president’s visit to Ireland were bewildering. Less than two (...)

Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers: blames former US administrations for multinationals’ decisions to funnel their profits through the Republic. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s rare enough for the Republic to receive a pat on the back for its corporate tax policy these days. Sure, there may be grudging respect paid every(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Chargé d’Affaires Reece Smyth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of US president Donald’s Trump’s top economic advisers has said he expects Ireland will continue to be a “voice of reason” alongside the United St(...)

It’s hard to believe there’s “no bright line level of the stock market that’s going to change policy”, as US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross put it last week. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump isn’t going to abandon his confrontational stance on trade even if the stock market suffers, US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said last (...)

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