Neil MacGregor with an African drum taken to America during the slave trade.
What did Britain do in the American Civil War? Louise Welsh investigates.
Congress will trim president's budget despite election promises.
Reagan admits budget deficit much larger than feared.
National debt growing alarmingly, despite Reagan's promises to balance the budget.
Comparing Greece and the Euro with Britain's departure from the gold standard in 1931.
How will Clinton pay for his Mississippi flood relief package during a time of austerity?
Edward Stourton on the history and recent renaissance of American opposition to free trade
Axe falls on government spending as Reagan's budget cuts begin.
President's campaign pledge of 'no more taxes' unlikely to be upheld.
Nobel Prize winner labels Reagan's economic plans as 'a gimmick'.
The English settled in Virginia and Maryland. Slaves from Africa were introduced.
Exports down as strong dollar sees buyers seeking cheaper producers.
Simon Jack asks: Would the financial system be more stable if money was backed by gold?
Balancing the books may mean it's time to increase consumption taxes.
Strong dollar sees trade deficit soar as US shoppers buy Japanese.
Jonathan Freedland on Donald Trump's trade plans and Alexander Hamilton's financial plan.
As a US trade war looms, how far will President Trump go to put 'America First'?
Reagan's economic plans result in massive budget deficit.
Farmers plead for more help as farming subsidies face cuts.