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It is two weeks since the US women’s football team shut down midtown Manhattan on their World Cup victory parade and Megan Rapinoe, the team’s co-captain and most visible member, is still trying to come down from the high. We are in Los Angeles, where the US national team is...

General Electric’s stock is tanking after the release of a report claiming the company has been misleading investors. Investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE Thursday of engaging in accounting fraud worth $38bn. He said GE is heading for bankruptcy and is hiding $29bn in long-term care losses. GE says Markopolos’ claims are unsubstantiated...

Berkeley this week became the first city in the United States to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings. The landmark ordinance was passed into law on Tuesday, after being approved unanimously by the city council the previous week amid resounding public support. Although Berkeley may be pushing the vanguard, the...

Mark Esper, an army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, was sworn in as the US secretary of defense after receiving Senate confirmation on Tuesday. Esper’s confirmation, by a vote of 90-8, comes after a seven-month vacancy in the post. He was sworn in hours later at the White House...

Protesters from the climate crisis group Extinction Rebellion have brought disruption to Capitol Hill in Washington, superglueing themselves to doorways to block politicians and staff. Just after 6pm, six activists stood in doorways to a tunnel connecting the Cannon office building to the US Capitol in an attempt to prevent members...

11.09am EDT11:09 Trump to address Turning Point USA Trump will soon address the summit of Turning Point USA, a conservative youth organization. Watch his remarks live at the link below. 11.04am EDT11:04 Bernie Sanders slips in the 2020 pack Bernie Sanders’ polling and fundraising numbers are starting to dip, as other presidential candidates co-opt...

Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. It’s a beautiful day in the City of London, with many investors in a sunnier mood as they settle down at their computers too. Signs of progress on two...

Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday that they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid a politically dangerous tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or the first-ever federal default. The deal, announced by Trump...

A US firm run by two billionaire entrepreneurs is being paid €62m (£55.7m) in “financial inducements” as part of the Brexit-enforced relocation of the European Medicines Agency from London to Amsterdam. WeWork, a $47bn (£37.7bn) property company founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, secured the cash from British and European...