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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The Closer

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. February 28, 2014

    Reluctant star of stem cell research

    America’s most celebrated bioscientist around the turn of this century was James Thomson. He was the face of the new stem...

  15. FT Alphaville

    February 25, 2014

    Are we there yet: In the passenger cabin being driven autonomously towards utopia

    Philosophers and political writers have waxed on about the dawning of a new utopia since the beginning of history. Few,...

  16. February 17, 2014

    Chicago debates fall in gun crime

    Chicago’s police chief is not claiming victory. Considering more people are still murdered here than anywhere else in the...

  17. February 17, 2014

    Kellogg ties up with Guanghua for Executive MBA in Beijing

    Kellogg School of Management is moving into China through an agreement with Peking University’s Guanghua School of...

  18. February 16, 2014

    Moderate exercise ‘reverses brain shrinkage’ in sedentary elderly

    Even moderate exercise can reverse brain shrinkage in elderly people who have been living sedentary lives. Encouragingly for...

  19. February 14, 2014

    Rahm Emanuel: Mayor America

    Rahm Emanuel When Rahm Emanuel became mayor of Chicago in 2011, he proclaimed: “I will not be a patient mayor.” It was an...

  20. February 13, 2014

    Termite tactics show robots how to build without a plan

    Engineers at Harvard University have shown how small robots inspired by termites can build quite elaborate structures,...

  21. MBA blog

    January 22, 2014

    Ready for a new term after a productive break

    While some of my classmates were able to spend their winter vacations at the beach, I was happy to spend a white Christmas...

  22. January 21, 2014

    Public Bicycle-Sharing Company wobbles into bankruptcy

    The Canadian company that runs the popular bike-sharing schemes in New York, London and Sydney has gone bankrupt, after two...

  23. January 14, 2014

    Economists: there is no such thing as the ‘economic approach’

    Forty years ago, Chicago economist Gary Becker wrote an essay describing “the economic approach to human behaviour”. In his...

  24. January 10, 2014

    Corn climbs on supply weakness surprise

    Corn prices jumped after the world’s biggest grower reported slightly less supply than expected. The publication of several...

  25. January 10, 2014

    America’s Midwest defrosts after a week in the ‘polar vortex’

    There were ducks, swans and sea lions, even a one-winged bald eagle – all outside and braving the extraordinary cold at the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 10, 2014

    December payrolls: +74,000, and unemployment rate at 6.7%

    A curious report. Consensus was for 197k. But the unemployment rate has contracted sharply. At pixel, markets were mighty...

  27. FT Alphaville

    January 10, 2014

    Nothing new under the sun, warehousing edition

    As they say on Battlestar Galactica, “all this has happened before and all this will happen again”. And it’s not just Joseph...

  28. January 9, 2014

    Infinium ex-employees sue over $4.1m loss

    Former employees of Infinium Capital Management have accused six of its leaders of tricking them into sinking their personal...

  29. January 6, 2014

    La Soirée, Union Square Theatre, New York – review

    “Whatever happened to class?” sings Mama Morton in the musical Chicago. After watching La Soirée, the plotless,...

  30. January 6, 2014

    Harnessing the power of extreme consumers

    Micah Melton has strong opinions about ice. The water to make it must be double boiled; small dense cubes are best for...

  31. December 29, 2013

    US public finance: Day of reckoning

    Since the start of this school year, Annie Stoball has been walking her nine-year-old granddaughter Kayla across four blocks...

  32. December 23, 2013

    Tribune buys music data service from Sony

    Tribune has struck an agreement with Sony to acquire Gracenote, a music technology and data service, in a $170m deal that is...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    December 18, 2013

    ZooLights in Lincoln Park Zoo

    Jim Young/Reuters Visitors walk through the holiday lights display “ZooLights” at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. ...

  34. December 11, 2013

    Surge of high-earners triggers US urban revival

    Bill de Blasio’s landslide election as mayor of New York in early November has raised hopes among US liberals of a new era...

  35. MBA blog

    December 9, 2013

    We won the AT Kearney Global Case Competition!

    I’m thrilled finally to be able to share the news about the most intense and rewarding experience of my MBA so far, the AT...

  36. December 4, 2013

    Illinois passes pension reform to address $100bn gap

    Illinois legislators have passed a landmark reform package that will finally address the state’s $100bn unfunded pension...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    November 25, 2013

    Electrifying Chicago

    Kiichiro Sato/AP A nightime aerial view of downtown in the US city of Chicago ...

  38. November 7, 2013

    Rashid Johnson: Dutchman, Russian & Turkish Baths, New York

    Dutchman, playwright Amiri Baraka’s political allegory of race relations, shocked viewers when initially performed at the...

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