US economy

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National debt: critics cry hypocrisy as Republicans oppose Biden spending
The GOP says the $2tn infrastructure plan is too big. Democrats say Trump cut taxes and ‘spent like a drunken sailor’

Dominic Rushe in New York and David Smith in Washington

11, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s audacious spending plans | Observer editorial
If the president pushes through his proposed investments, he will revitalise the economy and make America great again

Observer editorial

11, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Strong trade unions are vital to the UK’s economic recovery | Letters
Letters: Jeff Hyman and Chris Baldry respond to an article on how the US is strengthening its unions. Plus Keith Flett on the role Labour could play


08, Apr, 2021 @5:06 PM

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FTSE 100 gains as UK construction hits six-year high – as it happened
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as US stocks hit record high

Jasper Jolly

08, Apr, 2021 @2:12 PM

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The Covid crisis is doing what the 2008 crash didn’t: ending the old economic orthodoxies | Larry Elliott
After Joe Biden’s stimulus, the era of small states, low taxes and balanced budgets suddenly looks to be over, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

08, Apr, 2021 @10:48 AM

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US to enter post-Covid boom ‘torn by income inequality,’ says JP Morgan boss
Jamie Dimon says in shareholder letter economy on edge of ‘Goldilocks moment’ but upbeat news comes with caveats

Dominic Rushe in New York

07, Apr, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Republicans claim Biden $2tn infrastructure plan a partisan tax hike
President proposes environmental measures and tax rises but Mississippi governor cites Green New Deal, a GOP bogey

Victoria Bekiempis

04, Apr, 2021 @5:46 PM

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The US used to fear federal spending, but Biden knows the mood has changed
To European eyes, the $2tn infrastructure plan may not be exceptional, but for America it seems revolutionary

04, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Don't expect Biden to trumpet lofty aims for his rescue plans – he's simply Mr Fix-it | Robert Reich
Under Trump, every week was infrastructure week but nothing got done. His successor is avoiding the big sell. It’s smart politics

Robert Reich

04, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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US Capitol: police officer and suspect dead after vehicle rams barrier – as it happened
Attack by man driving car at officers ‘does not appear to be terrorism related’, police say – follow all the latest

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

03, Apr, 2021 @12:47 AM

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US economy adds 916,000 March jobs as vaccine rollout fuels hiring boom
Unemployment rate drops to 6% as businesses reopen and hire workers, with data showing that 30% of Americans have had at least one vaccine shot

Dominic Rushe in New York

02, Apr, 2021 @2:06 PM

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The Guardian view on the US infrastructure plan: Joe Biden's bold bet | Editorial
Editorial: The president is trying to show America – and the world – that government is still capable of doing big things


01, Apr, 2021 @5:59 PM

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