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.
Not a filibuster, just a 21-hour speech: Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, rails against President Obama's plans for US healthcare
25 September 2013 07:08 PM
Tea Party star holds court for almost a whole day... thanks in part to Dr Seuss and Ashton Kutcher
25 September 2013 12:00 AM
The revived US car giant has filed papers for a share sale as owners Fiat and United Auto Workers battle over merger plans
Blackberry deal: $4.7bn sale to Fairfax-led consortium sees $75bn wiped from firm's value in five years
24 September 2013 12:00 AM
Once-great mobiles firm was worth $80bn five years ago, now going for a song as sales vanish
20 September 2013 05:39 PM
Opponents say regulations will 'write off our huge, secure, affordable coal resources'
19 September 2013 12:00 AM
Shares surge, bond yields plummet as Fed wrongfoots Wall Street; Central bank slashes its growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014; Governor needs 'more evidence' of economic revival to ease stimulus
18 September 2013 06:40 PM
The famous skyscraper will form the centrepiece of a real estate investment trust that is being lined up for a listing
17 September 2013 02:01 AM
The decision by Larry Summers to back out of the race to replace Ben Bernanke at the helm of the US Federal Reserve when he steps down next year, has boosted expectations of a dovish outlook for the monetary policy in the world’s largest economy, driving up stocks and bonds.
14 September 2013 01:35 AM
Global Outlook: No action next week will certainly throw off the markets
14 September 2013 01:23 AM
Goldman Sachs likely to be the big winner from social media’s hotly anticipated IPO
13 September 2013 12:00 AM
One of the largest leveraged buyouts of the pre-crisis era is about to come full circle, after the private-equity group Blackstone yesterday gave notice of plans to bring Hilton back to the stock markets as it looks to take advantage of the revival in the hotel industry.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats