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  1. August 27, 2014

    Airlines fight for the right to recline

    A high-altitude row between two United Airlines passengers on Sunday has brought into focus one of the lesser known parts of...

  2. MBA blog

    August 27, 2014

    Looking through the rearview mirror

    The great rollercoaster ride at Lancaster is coming to an end. The weather is still cold, windy and rainy, or exciting...

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  1. Exchanges, Clearing and Transaction Services 2013

    Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this special report looks at how mar...
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  1. August 22, 2014

    The List: how big buildings are cleaned

    This week, a specialist team ascended London’s Houses of Parliament to clean the clock faces of the Elizabeth Tower – home...

  2. August 22, 2014

    Mapping crime – or stirring hate?

    Six years ago, a long-serving FBI official named Jody Weis was appointed head of the Chicago Police Department. He faced a...

  3. August 15, 2014

    Divergent – DVD review

    Neil Burger, 2014 Entertainment One Another day, another dystopia. This time it’s Chicago, long after some vague future war,...

  4. August 14, 2014

    Death stokes fire of US racial tensions

    Long-simmering tensions are boiling over in suburban St Louis, drawing international attention to the racial disparities...

  5. August 6, 2014

    Walgreens presses ahead with £10bn Alliance Boots deal

    Walgreens is to press ahead with the acquisition of the remaining 55 per cent of Alliance Boots that it does not already...

  6. July 24, 2014

    Builders slide as profits and home sales dip

    US homebuilders slumped on Thursday as two of the sector’s largest companies reported second-quarter profits shy of Wall...

  7. MBA blog

    July 21, 2014

    Counting down to Wharton

    While going through the MBA admissions process, I was keen to find out about others’ perspectives on everyday life as an MBA...

  8. July 16, 2014

    US corn price rebounds from 4-year low

    US corn prices rebounded from a four-year low on Wednesday but analysts said this did not mean the market had bottomed after...

  9. July 11, 2014

    Record crop forecast hits soyabeans

    Soyabean markets went into freefall after a government report lifted supply estimates for the world’s most widely grown...

  10. July 11, 2014

    Shire in talks with US drugmaker AbbVie over £30bn bid

    Shire has opened talks with AbbVie, the US drugmaker, over its proposed £30bn takeover bid for the UK-listed speciality...

  11. July 11, 2014

    ICE at pains to take cotton global

    Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

  12. June 20, 2014

    Shire tops FTSE 100 after AbbVie approach

    Shares in Shire strode to the top of the FTSE 100 on Friday, as it became the latest name to enter the spate of dealmaking...

  13. June 19, 2014

    Scalise wins role to unify Republicans

    A staunch conservative from Louisiana was elected to the third most powerful position in the US House of Representatives on...

  14. June 6, 2014

    Michelin-starred chef Grant Achatz

    There is no sous vide machine, no dehydrator, not even a liquid nitrogen tank in Grant Achatz’s kitchen. Instead, it looks a...

  15. June 2, 2014

    Gene & Georgetti, Chicago

    Where: 500 N Franklin St, WiFi: No Plug sockets: Yes, but this is no place for laptops Espresso: $5.75 Open: Mon-Thurs...

  16. May 30, 2014

    AstraZeneca’s resistance efforts rely on cancer drug advances

    After spending weeks defending itself against a near-£70bn takeover approach from Pfizer, AstraZeneca hopes data to be...

  17. May 30, 2014

    Trade is not about winners and losers

    From Prof Sungjoon Cho. Sir, Clyde Prestowitz made an intriguing analogy of a “game” when he described some of the current...

  18. May 25, 2014

    AstraZeneca shifts focus back to drugs pipeline

    AstraZeneca will this week attempt to show investors why it rejected Pfizer’s near-£70bn takeover offer as its chief...

  19. May 22, 2014

    Minimum wage gets minimal attention at McDonald’s meeting

    Even as 400 protesters rallied outside McDonald’s headquarters for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers, the chain’s...

  20. May 9, 2014

    The Diary: Joshua Ferris

    Bad news for America from the state of Georgia, where Governor Nathan Deal last month signed a law easing restrictions on...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    May 8, 2014

    Samsung replaces its head of mobile design

    Samsung Electronics has replaced its head of mobile design just weeks after the launch of its latest flagship Galaxy S5...

  22. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Tensions in Ukraine and jitters ahead of this week’s US central bank meeting weighed on Asian bourses, pushing...

  23. April 24, 2014

    Bill Daley to join hedge fund

    Bill Daley, the former White House chief of staff, is to join the hedge fund Argentière Capital, which was founded last year...

  24. April 14, 2014

    Lawsuit claims CME gives HFTs unfair advantage

    A group of traders has sued CME Group, operator of the world’s largest derivatives exchange, for allegedly selling market...

  25. April 8, 2014

    Illinois legislature passes Chicago pension fund reform

    The Illinois legislature has passed a plan to overhaul two of the funds in the Chicago pension system, by far the most...

  26. April 3, 2014

    Russia-linked Ukrainian oligarch indicted in US

    Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with close ties to Russia, has been indicted in Chicago for money laundering,...

  27. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Virus fear for Mexico's pork producers

    Montezuma’s revenge is now no longer just for tourists visiting Mexico. The nation’s pig industry has caught it, too. The...

  28. April 1, 2014

    BP warns of regulatory hit to commodities prices

    The head of one of the world’s biggest energy trader has said some of the regulation being imposed on financial markets...

  29. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The highest-ranking American airport (Cincinnati) is 27th in the world. - High-frequency traders...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Yellen: four pieces of evidence of slack in the US labour market

    From her speech in Chicago: One form of evidence for slack is found in other labor market data, beyond the unemployment rate...

  31. March 31, 2014

    Janet Yellen says US jobs market still weak

    Janet Yellen said there was still considerable slack in the US economy and labour market, implying the Federal Reserve would...

  32. March 30, 2014

    The ‘Gray Lady’ harbours global aspirations

    Frederick Waddell, chairman and chief executive of Northern Trust, projects serenity and politesse, but this belies his...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    Indonesia elections: the first-timers offering hope for change

    With Indonesia’s parliament and political parties having earned a popular reputation for corruption, waste and venality,...

  34. March 19, 2014

    Chicago confronts dirty bonanza of Canadian tar sand boom

    A bulldozer rumbles over a mountain of fine black powder amid the abandoned shells of long-shuttered steel mills in a poor...

  35. March 13, 2014

    In a tech bubble with a twist, the big danger is bonds

    Seth Klarman, the publicity-shy manager of the $27bn Baupost hedge fund, has given investors a slap. In his quarterly...

  36. March 10, 2014

    George Saunders wins Folio Prize with ‘Tenth of December’

    A US short story writer has won a new literary prize that sparked a fierce debate over the “dumbing down” of the UK’s best...

  37. March 6, 2014

    Robert Ray, Chicago exchanges veteran, dies

    Robert Ray, head of the CME’s planned European futures business, has died after a short illness, the US group confirmed on...

  38. February 28, 2014

    Soluble chips promise medical solutions

    John Rogers is a magician of materials science, particularly when it comes to combining electronics with biology. His latest...

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