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    Schooled to lead in the footwear of rebel rock stars

    Amid the mementos and bric-a-brac of a well-travelled life in Jim Calhoun’s office in North Andover, Massachusetts, is a...

  2. September 18, 2014

    The tree that recharges your phone

    Milena Ristovic, a secondary school teacher in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, suffers from a complaint common to millions...

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  1. September 15, 2014

    Technology drives US midterms battle for small donors

    A non-profit organisation pulling in donations averaging just $28 a time has become one of the Democratic Party’s most...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Five of the best: Boston brunches

    The Salty Pig Chef Kevin O’Donnell’s brunch favourite is stuffed French toast, delicious and surprisingly light fried bread...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Record $350m donation for Harvard

    Harvard University has received the largest single donation in its 378-year history, with a $350m pledge to support the...

  4. September 5, 2014

    Alibaba eyes valuation of up to $163bn

    Alibaba, the ecommerce giant that in 15 years has transformed China’s retail landscape, is seeking a valuation of as much as...

  5. September 3, 2014

    Fed survey points to robust recovery

    All twelve districts of the US Federal Reserve reported growing economic activity through the summer in the latest sign of a...

  6. September 3, 2014

    Ghana to raise up to $1bn in debt sale

    Ghana is seeking to raise money from international bond investors weeks after it opened talks with the International...

  7. FT Data

    September 1, 2014

    Ukip do like to be beside the seaside

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage (left) and Conservative MP for Clacton-on-Sea Douglas Carswell who has announced he is defecting to...

  8. August 29, 2014

    Biz Stone: Making big money from the little bird

    Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, 40, co-founded Twitter in 2006 with Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams. From under 200 tweets a...

  9. August 19, 2014

    In praise of the late arrivals

    At the age of 58 William Agush was told by the five-year-old Boston technology start-up where he was working as a contractor...

  10. FT Alphaville

    August 13, 2014

    US regional inequality

    Readers should check out this fascinating piece by the FT’s Anjli Raval on the growing gap in average incomes and home...

  11. August 12, 2014

    Record income gap fuels US housing weakness

    The income gap between America’s richest and poorest metropolitan regions has reached its widest on record, shaping an...

  12. July 24, 2014

    The House of Magic – film review

    If you have minds and eyes, prepare to have them boggled. The opening 3D scenes in The House of Magic, a...

  13. July 16, 2014

    London start-up turns smartphones into tickets to ride

    Smartphones have become a lot of things that have nothing to do with making a phone call. Thanks to innovative tech...

  14. June 27, 2014

    Nomad at heart of Shire’s defence

    Born in Denmark and commuting between his office in Boston and his home in Zurich, Flemming Ornskov is the ultimate global...

  15. MBA blog

    June 12, 2014

    MBA Jobs Clinic 2014

    Welcome to the Financial Times Ask the Expert MBA Jobs Clinic 2014. Are you an MBA graduate seeking careers advice, perhaps...

  16. June 8, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – June 9 Meet some students Current students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are inviting...

  17. June 3, 2014

    Chief of French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi moves to US

    Sanofi scrambled to ease concern over its commitment to France on Tuesday after it was revealed that the company’s chief...

  18. June 3, 2014

    Amtrak chief warns over key Hudson River tunnels

    The chief executive of Amtrak, the US passenger train operator, has criticised top politicians’ “insufficiency of...

  19. April 30, 2014

    US unemployment: A long-term trap

    Lalanya Tevyaw has been looking in vain for a job since last June, when she lost her $2,500-a-month position at a recycling...

  20. April 23, 2014

    Primark in pursuit of the American dream

    Oasis and Robbie Williams failed. Adele and One Direction cracked it. The music industry is divided between those British...

  21. April 23, 2014

    AB Foods heads FTSE after Primark move

    Corporate news set the pace at both the top and bottom of European equity markets on Wednesday, leaving most of the region’s...

  22. April 23, 2014

    Primark plans US venture as part of wider expansion

    Primark, the fast growing discount fashion chain, is launching an assault on a terrain that over the years has defeated many...

  23. April 8, 2014

    Boris Johnson launches MedCity to boost UK life sciences

    Boris Johnson says London and the southeast can become the world’s life sciences capital after launching a body to help the...

  24. March 31, 2014

    Former Citigroup co-chief John Reed warns of ‘managerial turmoil’

    John Reed, the former co-chief executive and architect of the modern day Citigroup, said “managerial turmoil” at the...

  25. March 28, 2014

    Feast your eyes: upmarket homes for foodies

    Seafair, 254 Ocean Avenue, Rhode Island, US, $19m Where In Newport, Rhode Island, 42 miles from Providence and about a...

  26. March 17, 2014

    Guinness withdraws from New York St Patrick’s day parade

    Guinness became the latest brewer to drop sponsorship of St Patrick’s day celebrations in the US amid growing criticism of...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why recovering assets from deposed kleptocratic politicians isn’t easy. - A new IMF paper on EM...

  28. February 27, 2014

    Midwives to a happy retirement

    People should not think of themselves retiring but “re­firing”. It is the “sunrise” not the “sunset” of life. No references...

  29. February 25, 2014

    Toronto: loyal locals make the difference

    Toronto is not generally considered the most interesting city on the planet, although mayor Rob Ford recently proved he was...

  30. January 23, 2014

    Stripe valued at $1.75bn after funding round

    Stripe, an online payments company founded and run by two Irish brothers in their mid-20s, said it had been valued at...

  31. January 22, 2014

    Biting cold sends US natgas futures to highs

    US natural gas futures leapt to the highest level in two and a half years as biting cold returned to major cities. A...

  32. January 21, 2014

    US northeast hit by fresh winter blast

    Fresh winter blast hits US northeast The US east coast was battered by a winter storm on Tuesday that grounded thousands of...

  33. January 3, 2014

    US northeast hit by severe winter weather

    Snowstorm batters northeastern US The first big winter storm of the year pummeled the northeastern US with heavy snow and...

  34. January 1, 2014

    Migrant influx divides Lincolnshire town

    Stretching across the ancient dockyards in Boston, Lincolnshire, is a sign that has the Union Jack on one side and the...

  35. December 27, 2013

    Five of the best: Boston bars for farm-to-glass cocktails

    Henrietta’s Table Henrietta’s has long been a staple of farm-to-table dining in Boston, so it’s no wonder the ethos has...

  36. December 8, 2013

    The importance of bridging the cultural divide

    As a graduate student in the late 1990s, Andy Molinsky worked at an agency in Boston helping Russian immigrants find jobs in...

  37. December 6, 2013

    UK storm surge pitches homes into the North Sea

    At 7pm on Thursday night, Steven Connelly was sitting at home with his wife Jackie. By 8pm, half of his house had...

  38. beyondbrics

    November 18, 2013

    Guest post: why big business should support small business

    By Alan Clark of SABMiller Whether you are in Bogota, Brazzaville or Boston, micro and small businesses are vital to...

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