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      Theaster Gates: artist or activist?

      Theaster Gates is explaining why innate talent should never be stifled. “You shake what your mama gave you,” says Chicago’s...

    2. May 20, 2015

      High Court rejects ‘flash crash’ trader’s bail appeal

      Navinder Singh Sarao, the trader accused of playing a role in the so-called “flash crash” of 2010, remains in custody after...

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    1. May 20, 2015

      Muni risk rises as pensions are put first

      A low hum of anxiety has surrounded the issue of public pensions in the US municipal bond market for years. Now, that hum is...

    2. May 15, 2015

      The drugs to watch in fight against cancer

      About 30,000 doctors and scientists will arrive in Chicago in two weeks for the annual meeting of the American Society of...

    3. May 13, 2015

      ‘Flash crash’ trader Sarao’s case heads for High Court

      Navinder Singh Sarao, the trader accused of playing a role in the “flash crash” of 2010, is set to go before the High Court...

    4. May 13, 2015

      Moody’s downgrades Chicago to junk

      Moody’s has stripped Chicago of its investment grade rating over its yawning pension plan deficit, potentially triggering up...

    5. May 12, 2015

      A shrine to the community-organiser-in-chief

      The epic search for a home for Barack Obama’s presidential library has encapsulated all that is good and bad about his...

    6. May 12, 2015

      Barack Obama chooses Chicago for presidential library

      President Barack Obama has chosen the south side of Chicago as the site for his presidential library, ending more than a...

    7. May 12, 2015

      Illinois bond yields rise amid worry over credit rating downgrade

      Illinois’ bond yields have jumped sharply after the local Supreme Court last week ruled that measures aimed at narrowing a...

    8. May 11, 2015

      Dangers in economy run by Cuba’s revolutionary in a business suit

      Both leaders wore business suits at the Panama summit last month. Raúl Castro, the one-time guerrilla from the Sierra...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Comment: SEC should make spoofing focus of markets meeting

      Until recently US regulators had one story about the 2010 flash crash. It was in a report Securities and Exchange Commission...

    10. May 7, 2015

      Odds not in favour of UK trader winning US extradition fight

      When Navinder Singh Sarao appeared at a London criminal court this week, he told the judge he had “done nothing wrong.”...

    11. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions on...

    12. May 6, 2015

      UK court refuses to reduce ‘flash crash’ trader’s bail

      Navinder Singh Sarao, the trader accused of playing a role in the 2010 flash crash, protested to a London court that he had...

    13. May 1, 2015

      CME suspends two gold futures traders

      US futures exchange CME Group has suspended two traders based in the Middle East that it says colluded to use manipulative...

    14. April 29, 2015

      ‘Flash crash’ trader remains in jail after second court appearance

      The trader accused of playing a role in the “flash crash” of 2010 has appeared for a second time before a London court after...

    15. April 28, 2015

      Uber expands food delivery service

      Uber is making a broader push into the on-demand food delivery market, taking on the likes of GrubHub, Seamless, Just Eat...

    16. April 28, 2015

      One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works, Museum of Modern Art, New York — review

      Billie Holiday’s centennial fell on April 7, the same day that the world first saw the video of a white police officer in...

    17. April 28, 2015

      Kimberly-Clark competition helps to boost online engagement

      US-based consumer goods company Kimberly-Clark has invested in a number of start-ups in an effort to discover technology...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 22, 2015

      Saving Trader Sarao

      Picture the scene in the London borough of Hounslow on Tuesday lunchtime, as police moved in to arrest one Navinder Singh...

    19. April 21, 2015

      How futures trading could crash stocks

      The US equity market ‘flash crash’ of May 6 2010 has long highlighted the pronounced link between futures exchange contracts...

    20. April 20, 2015

      $5.9bn deal fuels hot property M&A market

      Prologis, one of the world’s largest industrial property landlords, has agreed to buy KTR Capital, a real estate focused...

    21. April 14, 2015

      Lack of vocational education stifles US mobility

      If Torres Hughes had grown up in his part of the west side of Chicago in the 1960s or 1970s, manufacturing would have been a...

    22. April 10, 2015

      Olsen the cement needed to join Lafarge and Holcim

      The Chicago-born Eric Olsen has lived in France for 11 years, but only became a citizen one year ago and his French accent...

    23. April 8, 2015

      Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral run-off

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has defeated a union-backed challenger who had forced him into a surprise run-off election for...

    24. April 7, 2015

      Chicago: entrepreneurs like big city thinking and cheaper rents

      Population 2.7m Student population (metro area) 625,000 Start-ups 2,200-plus Start-ups are drawn to the third most populous...

    25. April 5, 2015

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel softens his edges as election looms

      In the closing ad of a re-election campaign in which he has raised $20m, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — no shrinking violet —...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - So you wanna be a professional Russian troll? Well, the quota is 135 comments per 12-hour shift. -...

    27. March 26, 2015

      Kraft’s sticky problem: American cheese

      One of the reasons that Kraft Foods is combining with Heinz is to sell its products outside the US. But, as an American who...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2015

      The changing geography of US employment

      In a previous post we looked at which US states were the best for job growth in 2014. (North Dakota was best overall,...

    29. March 12, 2015

      SocGen invests in swap futures exchange

      Société Générale has joined other banks in making an investment in Eris Exchange, a fast-growing futures bourse,...

    30. March 10, 2015

      Outsourcing: Trading places

      Anshuman Mishra’s working day inside Bangalore’s Diamond District office building began when the sun rose over the City of...

    31. March 8, 2015

      Blackstone eyes $1.5bn Willis Tower deal

      Blackstone, the world’s biggest real estate investor, is set to buy one of the world’s best-known buildings, Chicago’s...

    32. March 5, 2015

      Dreamcatcher — film review

      Titles and topics are chasing each other’s tails in Kim Longinotto’s work. If the British documentarist’s last film was all...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Brazil's economy implodes; Rousseff pops to the supermarket

      Another week goes by and the outlook for Brazil’s economy gets gloomier still. The consensus on GDP is now for a 0.58 per...

    34. March 1, 2015

      Jesus García cannot save Chicago

      Hillary Clinton beware. People thought Rahm Emanuel’s re-election as Chicago’s mayor was inevit­able. He spent vastly more...

    35. February 26, 2015

      CBOE sees Vix term curve return to shape

      Trading patterns on a key futures contract of CBOE Holdings are returning to normal after political and economic uncertainty...

    36. February 25, 2015

      Morrison needs Bruise Brother Potts to banish its discounter blues

      When Jake and Elwood were getting the band back together in the movie The Blues Brothers, they found themselves 106 miles...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 25, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. US Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen laid the groundwork for the end of zero interest...

    38. February 25, 2015

      Rahm Emanuel faces run-off in battle to remain Chicago’s mayor

      In spite of a last-minute push from President Barack Obama and a campaign war chest many times bigger than that of his four...

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