The FTs Robert Wright reports on the memorial service held on Monday for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. President Barack Obama delivered a defiant message to the perpetrators of the attack and also paid tribute to the victims and the city of Boston itself. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
FT markets editor Michael Mackenzie reports on frustration in the markets over the US debt ceiling and spending cuts, and he sees some rocky weeks ahead for markets as politicians tough it out in Washington. But he suggests investors have become less pessimistic about an eventual deal
For those on the receiving end of federal money, the fiscal discussions in Washington are nothing short of alarming. Already operating under tighter budgets following last year's Budget Control Act, the discretionary programs funded by the federal government will certainly face some kind of cut — deal or no deal. The FT's Christopher Booker reports from New York City where housing and community development programmes are bracing for the worst.
While Obama lost ground among white male voters, his 2012 victory was the product of perhaps the most diverse electoral coalition in American history, leaving the Republican party with some serious questions about its future. The FT's Christopher Booker speaks with voters about how they interpret the president's re-election and what it says about the future of American politics
Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber discusses US president Barack Obama's re-election with Washington correspondent Stephanie Kirchgaessner amidst the celebrations in front of the White House. Related Articles: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/dfdbf0d6-28d4-11e2-9591-00144feabdc0.html http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/53cd9d90-2836-11e2-afd2-00144feabdc0.html For more on the 2012 US Presidential Election visit: http://www.ft.com/intl/indepth/us-presidential-election-2012
Lex's Stuart Kirk and Nikki Tait discuss the gloomy outlook for the European telecoms sector as fierce competition and regulatory pressure continue to hinder profitability. Big players such as KPN and France Telecom have announced today a significant drop in revenues and a cut in dividends
It took the whole of Black Monday for the Dow to fall 23 per cent, as brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looked in vain for buyers at lower and lower prices. In today's high-speed world, crashes can come and go in moments, and trading firms can be taken to the brink of collapse by an errant piece of computer code
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has won significant poll gains following Barack Obama's poor debate performance. Ed Luce discusses Obama's attempt to regain lost ground. Related Article: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/83a47852-12fd-11e2-bca6-00144feabdc0.html For more information on the 2012 US Presidential Elections visit: http://www.ft.com/intl/us-presidential-election-2012 http://www.FT.com/video
In the first debate of the US presidential election, the republican candidate Mitt Romney was the clear winner over the incumbent Barack Obama. Lionel Barber, FT editor, discusses with economics leader writer Martin Sandbu, what the debate tells us about the likelihood of resolving the US's looming fiscal cliff.
Highlights from day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, included speeches from US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and former president Bill Clinton.