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    1. Material World

      February 21, 2014

      Rebekah Brooks dresses to take the stand

        Getty Images Rebekah Brooks has finally taken the stand to speak for herself in the British phone hacking trial, now...

    2. November 29, 2013

      Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson puts redemption on the menu

      A decade ago on a British chat show, Nigella Lawson was asked how she would depict herself if she were still a journalist....

    1. November 28, 2013

      Review: Carrie

      Carrie is superfluous but fun. Brian De Palma’s film of Stephen King’s telekinesis chiller said and did it all 37 years ago:...

    2. MBA blog

      October 21, 2013

      FT MBA Challenge judges announce shortlist

      Earlier this month, the judges of our Global Fund for Children MBA Challenge met at the Financial Times. The challenge...

    3. Material World

      July 1, 2013

      Follow me to the couture shows

      There has been some confusion in the e-verse after the news that last week I joined Twitter (@VVFriedman). I’d like to clear...

    4. June 13, 2013

      Master of putting in a good word on sentences

      Herbert Hoelter feels sorry for Bernard Madoff, the disgraced New York financier who orchestrated the $65bn Ponzi scheme...

    5. June 9, 2013

      Wake up! Time for a good night’s sleep

      Ihave just started a movement. It’s called YAWNS, which stands for Yes! A Wonderful Night’s Sleep. The goal of YAWNS is...

    6. April 8, 2013

      JC Penney: strategy in store

      Enter private equity. Hopefully. Ron Johnson is out at JC Penney. The board, which is reinstating the man that Mr Johnson...

    7. March 8, 2013

      Martha Stewart Living: chain reaction

      Contract disputes are a bore, except when they land Martha Stewart back in court. Macy’s is suing the namesake company of...

    8. November 23, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Martha Stewart

      Pity poor Martha Stewart. Every time she goes out to eat, America’s dom­estic goddess/dictator (depending on your point of...

    9. October 23, 2012

      Karmazin to step down from Sirius

      Mel Karmazin is leaving his post as chief executive of Sirius XM Radio in February as John Malone’s Liberty Media closes in...

    10. May 31, 2012

      Liberty steps up battle for Sirius

      Liberty Media, John Malone’s holding company, has ramped up its battle for control of Sirius XM, the satellite radio...

    11. March 13, 2012

      Panama boom evokes memories of 1970s

      By John Paul Rathbone in Panama City She could not resist the self-promotion. “The president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli,...

    12. FT Tech Hub

      February 11, 2012

      No Burning Man ticket? Blame Facebook

      At the exact same time Facebook filed for its IPO last week, Burning Man, the iconic counter-culture art festival held...

    13. February 5, 2012

      A lawyer finds his perfect match

      Greg Blatt is talking fast and loud. So loud that, after a while, your ears begin to hurt. It is as if he’s at a sports...

    14. January 8, 2012

      Pioneer of patents and palates

      Nathan Myhrvold; founder, Intellectual Ventures Nathan Myhrvold is on a whirlwind trip to New York and has a packed...

    15. December 7, 2011

      JC Penney takes $38m stake in Martha Stewart

      JC Penney, the US department store, has struck a $38m deal to take a stake in lossmaking Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia,...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 15, 2011

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - On Europe: Bill Gross vs Mohamed El-Erian. - On North America: Paul Krugman vs Larry Summers. - More...

    17. FT Tech Hub

      August 23, 2011

      HP's PC retreat causes supply chain jitters

      Reverberations from HP’s announcement that it intends to shed its PC business, the world’s biggest by volume, is being felt...

    18. August 10, 2011

      High-end retailers thrive despite US weakness

      Macy’s and Polo Ralph Lauren reported strong profit growth in quarterly results on Wednesday, proving that high-end apparel...

    19. July 22, 2011

      At home with the stars

      At the end of last year, Gwyneth Paltrow received a plaintive e-mail. It was from a reader of, the lifestyle portal...

    20. May 25, 2011

      Stewart shares surge on sale speculation

      Martha Stewart, the US television lifestyle guru, is considering a sale or a strategic partnership for the media business...

    21. beyondbrics

      May 24, 2011

      Taiwan: slowing down?

      For the past year and a half, Taiwan’s export-oriented economy managed to surpass nearly all expectations, most...

    22. May 2, 2011

      Benefits of a showroom bypass

      Built-to-order: the BMW X3 in production in Spartanburg, South Carolina Last November, Mike Romano went to BMW’s website...

    23. March 18, 2011

      How to court the courtroom

      What is the best dress for a courtroom appearance? This is not to be confused with best-dressed, and is something I’ve been...

    24. March 13, 2011

      Business leaders are worse than they think

      Martha Stewart says her three greatest character flaws are impatience, being too forgiving and not being forgiving enough....

    25. March 11, 2011

      For whom the bell tolls

      News that the London Stock Exchange is to mimic the NYSE and Nasdaq with the introduction of an opening bell ceremony raises...

    26. February 4, 2011

      Courtroom confidential

      Marilyn Church When the Mafia mobster John J. Gotti went on trial in New York for murder and other charges in 1992, he...

    27. January 28, 2011

      Free range

      The kitchen of designer Charlotte Crosland, where her family often eats, has open dish storage and an old fashioned, walk-in...

    28. December 10, 2010

      Howard Stern renews Sirius XM contract

      Howard Stern will bring his colourful brand of entertainment to Sirius XM for another five years, extending a lucrative...

    29. November 26, 2010

      Old media tackle the challenge of tablets

      Donald Trump, Mike Bloomberg and Martha Stewart were among the regulars of the New York Post’s waspish Page Six gossip...

    30. November 1, 2010

      CFTC appoints new head of enforcement

      David Meister, a partner at Skadden Arps, has been named head of enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission....

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2010

      Wyly brothers accused of MASSIVE insider scandal

      Yes, MASSIVE. Knocks Martha Stewart, Galleon, etc into a cocked hat… The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2010

      Aussie loses to fresh yen for safe havens

      Amid fresh bouts of currency volatility and speculation about Swiss intervention in the euro on Thursday, the “safe haven”...

    33. FT Tech Hub

      May 4, 2010

      Pure evokes internet radio for US listeners

      Pure, the market leader in internet radios in the UK, has just announced its British invasion of the US will begin with the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2010

      Carry trades and reverberations Down Under

      Australia might be a long way from Europe and the US, but the impact of events in those far-off regions has added to...

    35. November 21, 2009

      The narrow divide between pinstripe and prison stripe

      "Blue horseshoe loves Anacott Steel." Budding masters of the universe who were barely out of diapers when Charlie Sheen...

    36. November 17, 2009

      Regulator fines broker over market abuse

      A former broker has been fined £24,000 by the City regulator for market abuse for using inside information to persuade...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 27, 2009

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Fixed rates and protectionism. - Why are big banks even bigger? - Maybe insider trading is okay… -...

    38. October 23, 2009

      Officer on white-collar crime beat sees case as wake-up call

      The US attorney for the southern district of New York has long been the justice department's senior officer on the...

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