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The large auctions are part of the treasury department’s plan to borrow an additional $2.2 trillion by the end of the year in order to fund a new fiscal programme currently being debated by White House and Congress. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/via Getty Images

The US government faced lacklustre demand for its latest record auction of long-dated treasury bonds, marking one of its first missteps in funding his(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

The US government proposed rule changes on Wednesday that would allow shower heads to boost water pressure, after president Donald Trump repeatedly co(...)

 Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the United States. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP via Getty Images

Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the United States, according to a people familiar with the matter. A deal would give t(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans of the OECD, who is leading a global initiative on tax reform.  Photograph: Conor Mulhern

In the 1920s my grand-aunt Emily Brenan studied economics in Cambridge where, though successfully completing her studies, as a woman she was never awa(...)

People gather to protest the resumption of federal executions near the US Penitentiary and execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, US. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The US government has carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who killed an Arkansas family in the 1990s(...)

Commuters queue to cross Mexican border towards the US at the Otay commercial crossing port in Tijuana. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty

As he campaigned for the presidency, Donald Trump promised to build a “big beautiful wall” along the US-Mexico border, claiming it would keep migrants(...)

An electron microscope image of Sars-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Photograph: National Institutes of Health/AFP via Getty Images

US biopharma company Regeneron, which employs more than 1,000 people in Limerick, has been awarded $450 million by the US government to develop a Covi(...)

The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, published today by the US Department of State, placed Ireland on its ‘tier two watch list’. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been criticised for “major failings” in its treatment of human trafficking victims after the State was downgraded in a major annual US gov(...)

United plans to offer airport landing slots,  gates and routes as collateral for the $4.5bn loan from the US government. Photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

United Airlines moved to shore up its balance sheet on Monday with a plan to sell new shares, tap $4.5 billion in US taxpayer-backed loans and borrow (...)

Cardboard figures of US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping   outside  a souvenir shop in downtown Moscow on June 3rd, 2020. Photograph:  Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images

With race riots raging across the US and the country’s coronavirus toll continuing to soar, China is gleefully leading a chorus of disapproval at US p(...)

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