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Professor James M Buchanan: Economist who won the Nobel Prize

James M Buchanan, who died on 9 January at the age of 93, was an American economist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for applying the principles of economic self-interest to understand why politicians do what they do. He was a pioneer in the field known as public-choice theory, which views government decisions through the personal interests of the bureaucrats and elected leaders who want to advance in their careers and win campaigns.

US car deaths fall but cyclist and pedestrian tolls rise

Deaths behind the wheel of an automobile fell last year to the lowest level since the Truman administration, but there was an increase in fatalities among bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and big-rig truck drivers, according to federal figures released Monday.

Rangers towed to safer ground

The American owner of a tow-truck manufacturer has been chosen to rescue Rangers after they went into administration three months ago.

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John Daly: 'Wild Thing' turns into father of the year

His eight-year-old son could barely read or write – and his mum was in prison. So the golfer put on his tutor's hat and started to educate his boy... and it's paying off. He talks exclusively to James Corrigan

Ask the traveller: Work in the US

Your last point excludes a couple of the more obvious targets – New York City and San Francisco are fabulous locations, with great connections, but rent costs and other living expenses are punishingly high.