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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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