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.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more