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Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts  at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/JIM BOURG

White House hopefuls Trump, Sanders capture New Hampshire

Donald Trump’s win solidifies his front-runner status in the race to be the party’s White House nominee

Obama sends congress record $4.1-trillion budget

US President Barack Obama (right), with US Vice-President Joseph Biden, delivers remarks ahead of the release of his record 2017 budget in Washington, DC, the US, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/SHAWN THEW

US leader’s final budget represents his aspirations for curbing climate change, bolstering education and technology while also setting a marker in political campaign to succeed him

US Fed may not be permitted to set negative interest rates

Federal Reserve. Picture: AFP PHOTO/KAREN BLEIER

A 2010 document suggests the law that authorised the Fed to pay interest on excess reserves may not grant it the authority to charge interest

Obama to push for Wall Street reform in 2017 budget

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS

President Barack Obama expected to call for an increase in funding for regulators, but Republican-controlled Congress is likely to oppose these proposals

First emissions-reduction standards for aircraft announced

Picture: REUTERS

The standards are aimed at makers of small and large aircraft and will apply to all new models launched after 2020, the United Nations aviation agency said


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