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  1. December 22, 2013

    Data brokers outpace regulators as they mine new technologies

    Companies that create data dossiers on consumers are tapping new technologies to unearth ever more intimate information...

  2. December 18, 2013

    Calls for greater scrutiny of consumer data brokers

    US legislators are calling for further investigation of the multibillion-dollar data broker industry for its practice of...

  1. September 25, 2013

    US Senate expands data privacy investigation

    Several companies that are the target of a US government investigation into the data broker industry have refused to reveal...

  2. May 29, 2013

    Search for the Unicorn, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum, New York – review

    At the opposite end of Manhattan from the glass cathedrals of commerce, an austere stone tower broods above the Hudson...

  3. Nick Butler

    March 25, 2013

    The emergence of the Russian Rockefeller

    “We are about to see a new wave of consolidation in the world’s oil and gas business.” The words are not mine – they were...

  4. December 19, 2012

    Newtown puts real heat under virtual guns

    The Connecticut school shooting that has changed America’s discussion about guns has also put a new twist on another old...

  5. August 29, 2012

    Low bond yields drive move to dividends

    John D Rockefeller, the American industrialist and philanthropist, said more than a century ago that the only thing that...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2012

    Murdoch's former editors charged over phone hacking

    In another blow to Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire, it was announced today that two of his most prominent former editors...

  7. June 1, 2012

    Rockefellers’ family office comes of age

    For decades, the Rockefeller billions were quietly run out of room 5600, a suite on the 56th floor of Rocke­feller Center in...

  8. May 29, 2012

    Rockefellers and Rothschilds unite

    Two of the best-known business dynasties in Europe and the US will come together after Lord Jacob Rothschild’s listed...

  9. May 29, 2012

    Old money alliance will attract new wealth

    At 76, Lord Jacob Rothschild has not lost his eye for a deal. RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust that he chairs, is...

  10. May 16, 2012

    Authoritative take on a corporate leader

    If there was ever a company that deserved a proper corporate biography, it is ExxonMobil. As the world’s largest...

  11. FT Alphaville

    May 3, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    The BoE should have “shouted from the rooftops” about risks before the financial crisis, Bank governor Mervyn King said in a...

  12. January 10, 2012

    Let’s talk about the market economy

    The Financial Times is debating capitalism, but what it is really debating is the future of the market economy. Karl Marx...

  13. November 28, 2011

    Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    After 80 years of separation, five Diego Rivera murals have got back together at the Museum of Modern Art in a celebratory...

  14. August 10, 2011

    Apple’s tablet sows seeds for even rosier future

    Whichever way you look at it, Apple’s assumption this week of the title of World’s Most Valuable Company is a milestone in...

  15. July 22, 2011

    US aviation agency braces for shutdown

    The Federal Aviation Administration was bracing itself for a partial shutdown after Congress adjourned without extending...

  16. July 20, 2011

    Hacking case linked to News Corp US arm referred to FBI

    A legal battle over alleged computer hacking of a US marketing company by a News Corp subsidiary has been referred to US...

  17. July 13, 2011

    More US senators call for News Corp investigation

    A growing number of US politicians are calling on Washington to investigate whether News Corp, which is headquarted in New...

  18. July 13, 2011

    News Corp Australia chief defends its conduct

    The head of News Corp’s Australian arm has attacked the country’s media and politicians for attempting to link the...

  19. July 13, 2011

    News Corp abandons BSkyB bid

    Rupert Murdoch has bowed to intense political pressure and withdrawn News Corp’s planned bid to take full control of British...

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 13, 2011

    News Corp considered selling UK unit

    News Corp executives informally discussed selling News International, the company’s flagship UK unit, in order to contain...

  21. July 13, 2011

    US senator calls for News Corp probe

    A prominent US senator has called for an inquiry into News Corp, the first indication that the scandal that hit the media...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 13, 2011

    US senator calls for News Corp inquiry

    The FT says prominent senator Jay Rockefeller, who chairs the Senate commerce committee, has called for an investigation...

  23. June 24, 2011

    Oiling the wheels

    FT 500 The risers and fallers in our annual list of the world’s biggest companies John D. Rockefeller became the most...

  24. May 12, 2011

    Senators quiz US chiefs on $2bn tax deals

    Democratic senators grilled the top five US oil executives at a congressional hearing, dubbing their defence of $2bn in...

  25. May 2, 2011

    Smartphone data anxieties rise

    Recent disclosures about the extent of sensitive personal data collected by smartphones and disseminated to businesses are...

  26. March 22, 2011

    Caution over AT&T and T-Mobile USA deal

    Lawmakers on both sides of Congress have responded cautiously to AT&T’s proposed $39bn acquisition of Deutsche Telekom’s US...

  27. January 20, 2011

    Perhaps the sceptics are right

    From Mr Les Gapay. Sir, Yes, perhaps the sceptics are right when they think Apple will collapse when chief executive Steve...

  28. December 17, 2010

    American Colossus

    American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism 1865-1900, by HW Brands, Doubleday RRP$35, 624 pages Lee Chew, the son of a...

  29. October 4, 2010

    Rockefeller moves to acquire Europa

    The Rockefeller Group, one of the oldest real estate groups in the US, is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in a...

  30. August 17, 2010

    Robber barons of the Rhine

    The phrase “robber baron” is popularly used to describe the titans of late 19th-century US business – men such as John D....

  31. May 6, 2010

    Congress wants tougher regime for ISPs

    Democratic lawmakers are pushing Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to institute a tough...

  32. April 15, 2010

    Rockefeller backs FCC regulation of internet broadband

    A senior Democratic lawmaker yesterday urged the Federal Communications Commission to use "all of its existing authority" to...

  33. April 15, 2010

    Rockefeller backs FCC broadband regulation

    A senior Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday urged the Federal Communications Commission to use “all of its existing authority”...

  34. February 24, 2010

    US health summit attendees

    President Barack Obama , together with vice-president Joe Biden and key administration officials including health secretary...

  35. February 9, 2010

    Cheers for industry's posthuman captains

    Curious how much store people attach to the role of England football captain. In sacking John Terry, Fabio Capello, the...

  36. February 8, 2010

    Cheers for industry’s posthuman captains

    Curious how much store people attach to the role of England football captain. In sacking John Terry, Fabio Capello, the...

  37. December 23, 2009

    US retail

    Thrift, thought John D. Rockefeller, was “essential to well ordered living”. The message from the world’s richest robber...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2009

    Just rip 'em off LLC

    By way of a resuscitated campaign to have Ben Stein sacked from his various writing and promotion jobs, Felix Salmon at...

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