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    1. November 11, 2014

      Datawatch: US minimum wage laws

        Alongside the congressional midterms, four US states had initiatives on the ballot to increase the minimum wage: Alaska,...

    2. November 5, 2014

      US voters back minimum wage rise

      Americans voted to raise the minimum wage and legalise marijuana in ballot initiatives in several states, advancing liberal...

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    1. November 5, 2014

      Recriminations fly over Democrat defeat

      US midterm elections 2014 Recriminations immediately broke out among Democrats after Republicans recorded sweeping victories...

    2. November 2, 2014

      Obama’s energy past hurts Democrats in midterms

      President Barack Obama’s environmental policies are boosting Republicans’ chances of winning the Senate as the party attacks...

    3. October 28, 2014

      Shell seeks US Arctic lease extension after drilling delays

      Royal Dutch Shell has asked the US government for a five-year extension to its drilling leases in the Arctic waters north of...

    4. October 24, 2014

      Democrats battle sour economic mood

      The US economy has grown but incomes have not – creating a mood of sour populism directed largely at Barack Obama that...

    5. October 24, 2014

      Go slow on pot, says Colorado governor

      The governor of Colorado, which pioneered the legalisation of cannabis in the US, has warned policy makers elsewhere that it...

    6. October 23, 2014

      Democrats feel Senate is slipping away

      Democrats fear Republicans are on the verge of regaining control of the US Senate and with it command of both houses of...

    7. October 6, 2014

      Oil hits lows as market chokes on oversupply

      Oil tankers have been charting some uncommon courses. An ever-expanding armada is ferrying US shale oil from the Gulf of...

    8. September 26, 2014

      A sub-Arctic cruise via Russia’s Kamchatka

      A sub-Arctic cruise via Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula I am on a voyage to the edges of the earth. Our ship travels across...

    9. August 29, 2014

      Google tests drone deliveries in Australia

      Google’s experimental X lab has been quietly testing drone deliveries in Australia, the search company revealed on Thursday,...

    10. August 28, 2014

      Royal Dutch Shell seeks fresh Arctic drilling permits

      Royal Dutch Shell has asked Washington for permission to drill in the Arctic, off the coast of Alaska. The move keeps open...

    11. July 11, 2014

      Norway’s Arctic oil prospects lure explorers

      There is not a polar bear or iceberg on the horizon, but the Island Innovator drilling rig is well and truly in the Arctic....

    12. June 10, 2014

      BP lands breakthrough deal to operate commercial drones in US

      Amazon’s dream of delivering millions of parcels using mini-helicopters may still be some way from coming true, but the...

    13. May 9, 2014

      No one trusts Washington on climate change

      The 841-page National Climate Assessment released by the US government this week has been described as “sobering”, but...

    14. May 4, 2014

      Vulnerable Democrats back Republicans in pipeline push

      Democratic senators in vulnerable seats are joining forces with Republicans to back legislation to press President Barack...

    15. April 20, 2014

      Deepwater Horizon: Cleaning up

      After the disaster “We’ve now killed the Gulf of Mexico.” That assessment of the Deepwater Horizon disaster from Matthew...

    16. April 7, 2014

      Rio Tinto donates Alaska copper mine stake to charities

      Rio Tinto has taken the unusual step of donating its stake in an American copper deposit to two charities, completing its...

    17. April 4, 2014

      Shell faces probe over Alaska rig accident

      A US Coast Guard admiral has promised a thorough investigation into potential breaches of the law and safety regulations...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      March 3, 2014

      Getting ready for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

      Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters Justin Savidis dogs await line-up in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod dog...

    19. February 28, 2014

      EPA stalls Alaska copper mine plans

      A controversial plan to mine the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposit in Alaska is facing action from the US...

    20. February 12, 2014

      Alaska gas exports face crucial decision

      One of the world’s largest energy projects, which would export liquefied natural gas from Alaska to Asia, is facing a...

    21. January 30, 2014

      Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling plans

      Shell pulls out of Arctic Royal Dutch Shell is to suspend its controversial drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska as part of...

    22. Nick Butler

      January 29, 2014

      Shell – what went wrong?

      Later this week the management of Royal Dutch Shell will finally explain why it has issued a profits warning only 12 weeks...

    23. January 23, 2014

      US court delays Shell Arctic drill plans

      Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska face further delays after a US appeals court said the...

    24. January 7, 2014

      Alaska senator calls for end to curb on crude exports

      A senator from oil-rich Alaska has called for the US to lift decades-old curbs on crude exports as growing output from shale...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asia’s markets have continued to show nervousness ahead of China’s Communist party meeting that begins Saturday....

    26. November 6, 2013

      Shell moves to resume Arctic drilling

      Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday filed a formal exploration plan for the Arctic waters north of Alaska, marking an important...

    27. October 30, 2013

      Statoil chief casts doubt on Arctic oil production potential

      Statoil’s chief executive played up the Norwegian oil company’s positions in what he called “the workable Arctic”, in Norway...

    28. October 28, 2013

      Alaska takes fight over seafood eco-labelling to Washington

      Many of North America’s biggest seafood purchasers, including Walmart, Sodexo and the US government, are rethinking their...

    29. October 6, 2013

      Peter Voser says he regrets Shell’s huge bet on US shale

      Peter Voser said the failure of Royal Dutch Shell’s huge bet on US shale was a big regret of his time as chief executive of...

    30. September 30, 2013

      A squeeze on federal spending that could last for years

      The toll from so-called sequestration has ranged from slashed federal funding for scientific research to six days of unpaid...

    31. September 25, 2013

      Conoco in landmark Alaska drone flight

      The first commercial drone flight in US-controlled airspace has been carried out by ConocoPhillips, the oil and gas group,...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      September 24, 2013

      Alaska Welcomes Solo Rower

      James Sebright / Reuters British adventurer Sarah Outen arrives in Adak in the Aleutian Islands, September 23, to become the...

    33. September 16, 2013

      Anglo American takes $300m charge on Alaskan copper venture

      Anglo American has withdrawn from a plan to develop a copper deposit in Alaska in a sign of its new chief executive’s desire...

    34. August 18, 2013

      America’s last frontier shows the need for government

      Standing in an Alaskan river, casting a fly-fishing line into waters teeming with salmon, can lead to unexpected...

    35. August 9, 2013

      The Diary: Martin Dickson

      I once narrowly escaped being mauled by a bear, an experience which has left me anxious at the thought of another close...

    36. August 2, 2013

      Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

      Hertfordshire Laura Ashley, the textile company that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has opened its first hotel....

    37. Nick Butler

      July 30, 2013

      The world in 2040

      Can anyone really predict what the world’s energy market will look like in 2040? Many certainly try – including companies...

    38. Nick Butler

      July 16, 2013

      Can Shell keep the benefit of the doubt?

      Congratulations to Ben van Beurden, the new chief executive of Shell. We are moving into a period when gas is the dominant...

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