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    1. August 14, 2015

      What a court ruling on raisins might mean for Fannie and Freddie

      Imagine you are a champion raisin farmer. Every year you produce the ripest, plumpest raisins. Then every so often the...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Supreme Court asked to rule on insider trading

      The US Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to reverse two overturned convictions on insider trading that...

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    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
    2. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. June 30, 2015

      Apple loses appeal over ebooks case

      Apple has lost its latest appeal against a 2013 ruling that said it played a “central role” in a conspiracy with...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Supreme Court tells EPA to consider industry costs

      Business groups won a key victory at the US Supreme Court as it ruled that the Obama administration should have...

    3. June 29, 2015

      US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

      In a fiery end to a term that had already seen the Supreme Court legalise same-sex marriage nationwide and uphold a...

    4. June 28, 2015

      New York Gay Pride marchers revel in same-sex marriage ruling

      The early morning rain clouds parted to let the sun shine on one of the most emotionally poignant Gay Pride marches in...

    5. June 26, 2015

      Republicans wrestle with same-sex marriage

      James Bowman, 20, says he knew he was a Republican before he was even in his teens. Growing up in midwestern US state...

    6. June 25, 2015

      US Supreme Court backs housing bias lawsuits

      Discrimination lawsuits in housing cases do not have to prove intentional bias against minorities to be considered by...

    7. June 25, 2015

      Obamacare ruling ignites health stocks

      US hospital operators surged amid frenzied investor demand on Thursday after the US Supreme Court backed a key...

    8. June 25, 2015

      Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

      The US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a huge victory, upholding a core component of his...

    9. June 1, 2015

      US Supreme Court overturns conviction for Facebook threats

      The US Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man who posted violent messages about his wife and co-workers...

    10. May 31, 2015

      This is not the end of the 401(k) pension as we know it

      Most of us know that we ought to do a financial health check on a regular basis, and shop around to make sure we are...

    11. April 28, 2015

      Supreme Court justices clash over gay marriage

      US Supreme Court justices clashed on Tuesday over the fundamental question of how to define marriage as part of a case...

    12. April 26, 2015

      US companies carry flag for gay rights

      Bob Page still remembers having to scrub the spray-painted “fags” off the buildings housing his dinnerware retailer,...

    13. March 19, 2015

      William Zabel: Lawyer to the rich has a civil rights past still relevant today

      I have barely sat down in William Zabel’s Manhattan office before he tells me he is a bit of a legal Jekyll and Hyde:...

    14. March 4, 2015

      US health reforms head for Supreme Court cliffhanger

      Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation could be heading for another cliffhanger verdict at the US Supreme...

    15. March 4, 2015

      Future of US healthcare law hangs on a single phrase

      Since its passage in 2010, the healthcare reform law known as “Obamacare” has survived unwavering opposition from...

    16. December 14, 2014

      US appeals court ruling could weaken insider dealing cases

      Some defendants who pleaded guilty in an alleged insider trading scheme could be found innocent after a US appeals...

    17. December 8, 2014

      BP fails in US Supreme Court gulf appeal

      BP’s hopes of limiting the cost of compensation for its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been dealt a severe...

    18. December 5, 2014

      AstraZeneca wins ‘pay-for-delay’ ruling

      AstraZeneca has avoided a multibillion-dollar damages claim by winning a US court case about deals that seek to delay...

    19. FT Alphaville

      November 26, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The story of the first painting to sell for over £1m. Simpler times. - The day I lost a...

    20. November 16, 2014

      Healthcare market opens with few hitches

      The Obama administration’s healthcare marketplace opened without a major hitch at the weekend, avoiding the website...

    21. November 7, 2014

      Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obama healthcare law

      President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform is heading back to the US Supreme Court, which agreed to hear a...

    22. October 30, 2014

      US billionaires uncommonly good at beating campaign money rules

      Double-speak is usually associated with totalitarian states, but few countries could match the suppleness of language...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Why inequality is such a drag on economies

      W hen should growing inequality concern us? This is a moral and political question. It is also an economic one. It is...

    24. 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...

    25. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

      By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution...

    26. September 8, 2014

      BP and the Supreme Court

      More than four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is still wading through the legal...

    27. September 7, 2014

      UK wades into BP fight over US payouts

      Britain has for the first time waded in to BP’s legal battle over payouts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying US...

    28. August 20, 2014

      Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

      Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández announced plans on Tuesday to launch a voluntary debt swap aimed at dodging a...

    29. August 14, 2014

      Diller buys youth social network Ask.fm

      Barry Diller, the US media billionaire, has bolstered his portfolio of internet companies with the acquisition of...

    30. August 6, 2014

      US political funding debate switches to selection of judges

      The money-fuelled partisan divide in US politics is spreading into battles to control the selection of judges for...

    31. July 31, 2014

      Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

      It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside...

    32. July 30, 2014

      Q&A: Argentina on the brink of default

      Argentina will default by the end of Wednesday unless it makes a $539m interest payment on its performing bonds. The...

    33. July 28, 2014

      Argentine debt ‘holdout’ deal back on table

      A group of Argentina’s creditors that accepted restructured debt after a 2001 default have offered to waive a clause in...

    34. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on...

    35. July 10, 2014

      Argentina looks to China and Russia for support

      After Argentina’s defeat in the US courts in its decade-long dispute with hedge funds, President Cristina Fernández...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s on Wednesday (Details here) There’s now a comedian on the programme as well. Markets:...

    37. FT Tech Hub

      June 30, 2014

      Google to face US wiretapping claims in StreetView case

      The US supreme court has rejected Google’s bid to limit the legal fall-out from the StreetView spying case. In the...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      June 30, 2014

      Bible basher

      Jonathan Ernst/Reuters A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the US Supreme...

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