Nikhil Kumar is The Independent's New York correspondent. He was formerly assistant editor on the foreign desk and has also done a variety of jobs on the city desk, where he wrote about markets, commodities and other business and economics topics.
11 December 2013 07:56 PM
Congress to avoid another federal shutdown with bipartisan pact
11 December 2013 12:00 AM
Nearly four years after President Obama first proposed curbs to rein in the risky bets on Wall Street, US regulators have finally ratified a strict new regime aimed at stopping banks from making speculative trades that could cause another meltdown.
10 December 2013 01:17 AM
Legislators are brokering an agreement that will put an end to the threat of another costly shutdown
07 December 2013 12:06 AM
Casino operators are keen to know if New Jersey’s internet foray will restore the sector’s fortunes
06 December 2013 06:49 PM
The accused and a number of unnamed co-conspirators gamed the system to the tune of $1.5m, say US law enforcement officials
05 December 2013 09:37 PM
Bill Bratton, the former New York police commissioner credited with overseeing a sharp drop in crime in the mid-90s, has been named as the city’s next police chief by incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio, replacing Ray Kelley, who was criticised for the department’s stop-and-frisk policies
05 December 2013 06:41 PM
'If this is true... it represents a failure on the part of this faculty and its leadership to maintain our academic standards' says college professor
02 December 2013 02:50 PM
Seasonal bargains enticed a greater number of Americans over the Thanksgiving weekend, with more people shopping compared to last year, but heavy discounting meant that retailers raked in less money over the period.
29 November 2013 07:21 PM
Global Outlook: John Chen will focus on the business buyers that helped the company grow in the first place
Nikhil Kumar: Yahoo’s new direction since Marissa Mayer took charge to revive company by tooling it up for the mobile web is a gamble
29 November 2013 07:18 PM
Global Outlook: Making the most of new technological trends is only one part of the ex-Google executive’s plans
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 2 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 3 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP