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      Storytelling, our oldest art form and a fundamental way of communicating, is finding new life through our newest...

    2. July 27, 2015

      Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

      The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has pulled Boston from the race to host the 2024 Olympics in the face of...

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    1. July 17, 2015

      Market heroes would do well to avoid the madness of crowds

      Markets are easier to explain when there are heroes and villains. The traditional story was of widows and orphans...

    2. July 6, 2015

      Oil options pit empties on eve of CME futures shutdown

      New York’s oil options pit, once a boisterous holdout against electronic markets, has become a sleepy seat of what...

    3. July 2, 2015

      Sprint tie-in will test Dixons Carphone’s tech stamina

      Dixons Carphone’s retail collaboration with US mobile phones group Sprint could be a mad dash or a marathon involving...

    4. MBA blog

      June 26, 2015

      MBA Jobs Clinic: live Q&A

      This Live Q&A session ended at 15:06 on 2 Jul 2015. Are you an MBA student or graduate looking for a job or an...

    5. June 18, 2015

      UK trader to claim he is ‘scapegoat’ in US extradition fight

      The trader accused of playing a role in the “flash crash” of 2010 has indicated the main arguments he will use to fight...

    6. June 14, 2015

      The fading features of trading pit tribes

      It was a language of many dialects, yet in three weeks it will be all but dead, and the tribe that nurtured it almost...

    7. June 5, 2015

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      I have come to Chicago for the inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, organised by Ivo Daalder, a former US...

    8. June 2, 2015

      Kraft’s successors defend wheat trades

      Kraft Foods was acting rationally in the face of a “dysfunctional” wheat market when it made a series of aggressive...

    9. May 29, 2015

      David Sackett, doctor, 1934-2015

      David Sackett was in his final year as a medical student at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1959 when he was...

    10. May 28, 2015

      Chicago’s ‘two city’ tale comes with a warning

      They call Chicago the city of big shoulders. Much like Dubai’s emergence from virtually nowhere in the last 20 years to...

    11. May 28, 2015

      Chicago bond sale attracts $6bn in demand

      Chicago has pulled off a successful $674m bond sale after being downgraded to junk by Moody’s, attracting over $6bn of...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - “A sufficiently large market predicting an individual’s death is also, necessarily, an...

    13. May 26, 2015

      US economic recovery masks tale of many cities

      Nearly half of the biggest US metropolitan areas have yet to recoup all the lost jobs from the Great Recession and...

    14. May 24, 2015

      Junk-rated Chicago to test bond market

      Chicago is this week expected to return to the bond market for the first time since the city was downgraded to junk by...

    15. May 22, 2015

      Theaster Gates: artist or activist?

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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.”...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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