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    1. November 25, 2014

      German business hits AO World as sales rise

      AO World, the white goods retailer that floated in February, has reported revenue growth of a quarter in its first half,...

    2. November 14, 2014

      How some good came of the AO flotation

      Readers may remember that I was unimpressed by the spate of flotations this year, many of which came to market at valuations...

    1. June 23, 2014

      Supreme Court limits shareholder lawsuits

      The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to overturn a landmark decision that permitted certain class action investor...

    2. June 5, 2014

      AO World sales growth fails to stave off shares downturn

      Strong sales growth in AO World’s maiden results were not enough to stop another drop in the online retailer’s share price...

    3. April 25, 2014

      All eyes on AO World’s European expansion

      AO World’s flotation on the stock exchange achieved a lot in a short time. It made the founder of the domestic appliance...

    4. April 22, 2014

      US Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

      The US Supreme Court has upheld a Michigan law that allows the state to ban the use of affirmative action, or racial...

    5. April 6, 2014

      AO flotation boost for northern charities

      The flotation of Appliances Online resulted in millions of pounds for investors, but it has also given millions more to...

    6. April 4, 2014

      A decision right in principle but wrong in practice

      The US Supreme Court is reshaping election law based on principles that are distant from most Americans’ idea of common...

    7. February 27, 2014

      Personal touch gives edge in broker tussle for listing business

      When John Roberts began preparing AO.com for its stock market debut, he knew it would be a hard sell. The chief executive of...

    8. FT Long Short

      February 26, 2014

      Uh-oh, AO

      Appliances Online is now AO, and it’s a hit with the market. Shares leapt 40 per cent as it floated in London today. The...

    9. February 26, 2014

      AO shares surge on London debut

      Shares in AO.com surged on debut on Wednesday, jumping as high as 44 per cent above the offer price in a move that recalled...

    10. February 7, 2014

      AO.com founder John Roberts’ rise began with pub bet

      John Roberts founded AO.com, the online electricals retailer, after a bet in a pub. Fed up with his job as head salesman at...

    11. February 7, 2014

      AO.com hires Asos chairman as it confirms IPO plans

      AO, the appliances website, will cap off its journey from a tiny Bolton-based white goods retailer to an online giant with a...

    12. October 7, 2013

      White goods retailer offers same-day delivery

      “Sorry we missed you!” The four words every consumer dreads when waiting for an online order could become a thing of the...

    13. June 28, 2013

      Political gridlock empowers US justices

      Antonin Scalia, the US Supreme Court’s most colourful conservative, issued a furious dissent from the bench on its ruling...

    14. June 26, 2013

      Court rulings reflect a sea change in US

      The plaza in front of the Supreme Court was awash with rainbow flags and “marry who you love” signs on Wednesday, as...

    15. January 20, 2013

      Obama sworn in for second term

      Barack Obama was sworn in on Sunday for a second time as the 44th president of the US, ushering in a second term expected to...

    16. November 23, 2012

      Something for the weekend

      Employees across much of the industrialised world struggle with the work-life balance. Now research into flexible working...

    17. July 3, 2012

      Romney under fire from conservatives

      Prominent conservatives are grumbling that the Romney campaign may not have what it takes to defeat Barack Obama, and are...

    18. July 2, 2012

      The DC gossip bazaar silenced

      The nine judges on the US Supreme Court are not Trappists, adhering to a vow of silence. Several of them, both liberals and...

    19. July 2, 2012

      Total confirms big gas find in Azerbaijan

      Total, the French oil group, confirmed it had discovered huge reserves of natural gas in the Caspian Sea, underscoring...

    20. The A-List

      June 28, 2012

      Bipartisan move won't take sting out of Obamacare

      On Thursday a majority of the US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as...

    21. The World

      June 28, 2012

      Obamacare survives, but economy is what matters

      So primed was everyone for an iconoclastic Supreme Court ruling that it took a few moments to realise Obamacare had emerged...

    22. June 28, 2012

      Chief justice’s vote defies expectations

      When in 2005 Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, decided to vote against the confirmation of John Roberts to be...

    23. June 28, 2012

      Healthcare verdict hardens political positions

      Barack Obama got his first news about the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision like most Americans, staring anxiously at two...

    24. June 25, 2012

      Justices uphold key part of Arizona law

      The US Supreme Court has upheld the most controversial provision in Arizona’s tough immigration law, in the first of two...

    25. June 24, 2012

      Tense wait for court ruling on Obamacare

      When John Roberts was being confirmed as chief justice of the Supreme Court in 2005, he famously said that the nine judges...

    26. March 30, 2012

      US health reform

      This has been a week of high politics and theatre in the US, but not in the usual Congressional arena. The drama that has...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2012

      The Closer

      Round-up US equities closed very slightly down on the day after a decline in the last hour of trading (Bloomberg). The...

    28. June 27, 2011

      Supreme Court overturns campaign financing law

      The US Supreme Court has overturned an Arizona law that sought to create a level playing field for political candidates...

    29. June 21, 2011

      Walmart discrimination win highlights claims of court bias

      The US Supreme Court’s decision in favour of Walmart in a sex discrimination suit has highlighted what many lawyers see as a...

    30. May 26, 2011

      Supreme Court backs Arizona workers’ law

      The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona state law that penalises companies which hire undocumented workers, opening the door...

    31. April 29, 2011

      View from the streets: ‘A celebration of Britishness’

      Central London was swamped with well-wishers from around the world on Friday as the long-awaited royal wedding finally got...

    32. February 2, 2011

      Democrats block healthcare repeal

      Medical complications: 142,000 elderly beneficiaries of Medicare have already been sent cheques to help pay for prescription...

    33. May 27, 2010

      Obama's Supreme Court choice reflects policy of 'restraint'

      Conservatives paint Barack Obama as a radical in sheep's clothing. Nowhere is this more at odds with reality than in the...

    34. May 26, 2010

      Court choice reflects policy of ‘restraint’

      Conservatives paint Barack Obama as a radical in sheep’s clothing. Nowhere is this more at odds with reality than in the...

    35. March 23, 2010

      Engyco seeks to raise up to €1bn in 'green' tech listing

      One of the boldest flotations of a "green" company in years is planned for next month, when the solar energy company Engyco...

    36. March 22, 2010

      Engyco flotation seeks to raise up to €1bn

      Engyco wants to buy existing solar farms in Spain, where there has been development of large-scale projects using...

    37. September 10, 2009

      Supreme Court on case over campaign spending

      The Supreme Court was yesterday urged to give companies and labour unions the same rights to political free speech as...

    38. September 9, 2009

      Supreme Court considers campaign financing

      The Supreme Court was on Wednesday urged to give companies and labour unions the same rights to political free speech as...

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