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  1. September 12, 2014

    The billionaires bending American politics to their will

    The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Review: Sons of Wichita by Daniel Schulman

    Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty by Daniel Schulman, Grand Central...

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  1. North American Energy

    The energy industry is facing a new set of challenges as the United States prepares fo...
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  1. June 8, 2014

    Maize price decline and export rise fire optimism of ethanol refiners

    For a sector on the defensive, US ethanol producers are remarkably sanguine. Motor fuel consumption is stagnating inside the...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Chicago confronts dirty bonanza of Canadian tar sand boom

    A bulldozer rumbles over a mountain of fine black powder amid the abandoned shells of long-shuttered steel mills in a poor...

  3. October 11, 2013

    US eyes cutting ethanol usage

    The US would ratchet back its ethanol consumption mandate for the first time under a proposal that would ease costs for oil...

  4. September 23, 2013

    E85 hopes up as US refines biofuels needs

    The US ethanol industry is reaching for a stronger brew in a last, best hope to avert a looming quandary in federal biofuels...

  5. September 9, 2013

    Dual-share structures: against oligarchy

    If only all oligarchies were as benign as Molex’s. The maker of electronic connectors has a three-class share structure. The...

  6. September 9, 2013

    Koch Industries to buy Molex for $7.2bn

    One of the world’s largest makers of electrical connectors, Molex, is to sell itself to the holding company of the...

  7. June 9, 2013

    Worry over scarcer credits propels US carbon market RGGI

    A pioneer US carbon market is climbing after an intervention meant to grapple with a surplus of credits that has also dogged...

  8. February 18, 2013

    Pressure exposes hedge fund within Hess

    A campaign to break up the Hess oil group has exposed for the first time one of the world’s least known – and until...

  9. October 10, 2012

    Moderates lick wounds in ‘bleeding Kansas’

    It is half-time at the high school American football game between St James Academy and Eudora and Emma Beck is crowned...

  10. March 13, 2012

    Think-tank battle highlights US political divide

    Charles and David Koch, the billionaire US industrialists who have donated tens of millions of dollars in support of...

  11. February 29, 2012

    Occupy protesters look to regain momentum

    Bank of America and Pfizer were among the targets of a renewed push by Occupy Wall Street activists to protest against the...

  12. beyondbrics

    February 16, 2012

    Polar puts the freeze on Chávez

    Might Polar, Venezuela’s biggest and certainly best-loved private company, be taking Hugo Chávez’s government to court? It...

  13. November 4, 2011

    Harassment claims leave no mark on Cain

    On any measure, Herman Cain should have had a rough week. Each day has brought new details of sexual harassment allegations...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 3, 2011

    New York headlines

    * AgBank shrugs off early rights issue fears * Koch brothers flout law with secret Iran sales * China group’s eye on Yahoo...

  15. beyondbrics

    October 3, 2011

    London headlines

    * AgBank shrugs off early rights issue fears * Koch brothers flout law with secret Iran sales * Burma dam disruption...

  16. June 14, 2011

    Senate blocks cut to ethanol subsidies

    The US Senate blocked a move to cut subsidies for ethanol producers in a vote that highlighted a bitter Republican rift on...

  17. March 4, 2011

    Spotlight focuses on activism of Koch brothers

    Amid a bitter stand-off with political opponents and his legislature surrounded by tens of thousands protesters, Wisconsin’s...

  18. February 24, 2011

    Wisconsin governor shows hand to prankster

    Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, told a man pretending to be a big political donor that the state...

  19. November 10, 2009

    US derivatives crackdown hangs over commodities

    Energy and commodity groups are bracing themselves for US legislation that would regulate their little-known sideline...

  20. January 15, 2009

    Invista to close Teesside plant

    Invista Textiles is to close its nylon intermediates and polymer plant at Wilton, Teesside with the loss of 300 jobs. The...

  21. August 20, 2008

    Cargill says grain prices to stay volatile

    Cargill, the US agribusiness conglomerate, said yesterday it expected US grain prices to remain volatile for the coming...

  22. August 19, 2008

    Cargill expects US grain volatility to persist

    Cargill, the US agribusiness conglomerate, said on Tuesday it expected US grain prices to remain volatile for the coming...

  23. May 30, 2007

    Cargill chief in warning over biofuels boom

    Cargill's new chief executive has warned that the boom in renewable fuels could be derailed by a succession of poor...

  24. May 25, 2007

    Lunch with the FT: Charles Koch

    Charles Koch does not need to look at the menu before lunching with the FT. The billionaire has chosen a restaurant he knows...

  25. May 21, 2007

    Sabic to acquire GE unit for $11.5bn

    Saudi Basic Industries Corporation is set to buy GE Plastics for about $11.5bn in what will be the biggest acquisition by...

  26. May 20, 2007

    Sabic to acquire GE unit for $11.6bn

    Saudi Basic Industries Corporation is buying GE Plastics for about $11.6bn in what will be the biggest acquisition by an...

  27. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2007

    Sabic makes final offer for GE Plastics

    The battle to acquire General Electric’s plastics division intensified Monday night after four bidders submitted final...

  28. May 15, 2007

    Sabic makes final offer for GE Plastics

    The battle to acquire General Electric's plastics division intensified last night after four bidders submitted final offers...

  29. May 15, 2007

    Sabic makes final offer for GE Plastics

    The battle to acquire General Electric’s plastics division intensified Monday night after four bidders submitted final...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2007

    Saudis line up bid for GE plastics division

    In a move that underlines the appetite of Gulf state investment funds for investments outside home markets, Saudi Basic...

  31. March 26, 2007

    Saudis line up bid for GE plastics division

    Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, the largest public company in the Middle East, is lining up a bid for General Electric's...

  32. March 25, 2007

    Saudi group eyes GE plastics

    Saudi Basic , the largest public company in the Middle East, is lining up a bid for General Electric’s plastics division in...

  33. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2007

    Georgia-Pacific shelves European sale

    Georgia-Pacific has shelved plans to sell its European tissue business after concluding that potential buyers, notably...

  34. January 22, 2007

    Georgia-Pacific shelves European sale

    Georgia-Pacific has shelved plans to sell its European tissue business after concluding that potential buyers, notably...

  35. December 14, 2006

    Private equity industry

    For many years, analysts and commentators have pointed to Koch Industries, the Kansas-based industrial conglomerate, and...

  36. November 28, 2006

    Georgia-Pacific to sell unit

    Georgia-Pacific has decided to put its European tissue business up for sale, potentially unleashing a $3bn auction among...

  37. August 24, 2006

    BP's troubles in US deepen with chemical plant lawsuit

    BP is embroiled in a legal battle in Illinois that, against the backdrop of a big spill in Alaska and a fatal explosion in...

  38. August 23, 2006

    BP’s US woes deepen with lawsuit

    BP is embroiled in a legal battle in Illinois that, against the backdrop of a big spill in Alaska and a fatal explosion in...

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