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
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins