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    1. April 28, 2016

      Derivatives houses to open accounts with Federal Reserve

      Derivatives brokers choosing where to park their margin money will now have the option of the world’s most powerful...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Falstaff, Symphony Center, Chicago — ‘Superbly prepared’

      It has been more than two years since Riccardo Muti last conducted a staged opera, but his concert presentations are a...

    3. April 25, 2016

      Farmhouse, Chicago

      Where 228 W Chicago Ave Americano $3 Plug sockets/WiFi Yes Privacy 3/5 Open 11am-12am; Fri until 1am; Sat 10am-1am; Sun...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2016

      March to raise the minimum wage

      Demonstrators demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $15-dollars-per-hour prepare to march in the streets on...

    5. April 14, 2016

      CME calls time on New York open outcry options floor

      Another nail has been knocked into the coffin of commodities pit trading in America, as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2016

      Tambrasha Hudson reacts to the fatal shooting of her son

      Tambrasha Hudson (C) is comforted as she joins demonstrators protesting the shooting death of her son 16-year-old...

    7. April 11, 2016

      Canadian Pacific ends Norfolk Southern pursuit

      Canadian Pacific, the rail company backed by Bill Ackman, the activist investor, on Monday accepted defeat for the...

    8. April 10, 2016

      US faces ‘disastrous’ $3.4tn pension funding hole

      The US public pension system has developed a $3.4tn funding hole that will pile pressure on cities and states to cut...

    9. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      PepsiCo North America snacks head Greco exits

      PepsiCo has promoted Al Carey to head all of the conglomerate’s North American divisions in a move that an analyst said...

    10. March 30, 2016

      Pelé sues Samsung for $30m over advert

      Samsung Electronics is facing a lawsuit from Pelé seeking $30m in compensation, after the football legend claimed the...

    11. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Fitch slices Chicago's rating amid pension burden

      Chicago was downgraded to the lowest rung of the investment grade credit spectrum on Monday by Fitch as the third...

    12. March 24, 2016

      Court throws out Chicago pension reforms

      Illinois’s Supreme Court dealt a blow to Chicago’s efforts to plug its $20bn pension deficit when it ruled on Thursday...

    13. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Illinois Supreme Court rejects Chicago pension plan

      Plans to rectify a portion of Chicago’s gaping pension deficit were dealt a blow on Thursday when the Illinois Supreme...

    14. March 21, 2016

      Algo rules could catch commodities trades

      Olam is nobody’s idea of a high-frequency trading firm. The Singapore-based agricultural commodities merchant grows...

    15. March 18, 2016

      The Republicans could be facing convention meltdown

      One of my earliest political memories is watching the Democrats’ 1972 national convention in Miami Beach on a black and...

    16. March 16, 2016

      Super Tuesday 2: Donald Trump’s scorched earth advance

      It keeps going Donald Trump’s way. What began in a spirit of sunny optimism ended on a devastating note in Miami with...

    17. March 15, 2016

      CME Group sells data centre for $130m to CyrusOne

      In the popular mind, the heart of the US futures market resides in the art-deco Board of Trade building at the foot of...

    18. March 15, 2016

      Ride-sharing app Lyft lands deal with GM to rent cars to drivers

      Lyft, the ride-sharing app, will now rent cars to aspirant drivers whose vehicles are not up to scratch, as part of a...

    19. March 13, 2016

      Republican leaders look to Ohio to buck Trump’s populist trend

      As an automation engineer, Steve Terhune stands at the forefront of the modern manufacturing economy, advising...

    20. March 12, 2016

      Trump blames professional agitators for campaign violence

      Donald Trump on Saturday blamed professional agitators for disrupting his rallies and President Barack Obama for...

    21. March 12, 2016

      Trump cancels rally over violence fears

      Trump campaign team calls off Chicago rally Donald Trump was forced to cancel a rally in Chicago on Friday evening...

    22. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Morgan fund amasses $5.8bn for energy and infrastructure assets

      Morgan Stanley’s investment arm has amassed a $5.8bn warchest for energy and transport infrastructure assets, as...

    23. March 1, 2016

      Boom time for exchange options trading

      Investors and traders are increasingly buying and selling options on futures contracts for managing their portfolios,...

    24. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Tribune Media hires advisers to examine options

      Tribune Media, one of the best-known media owners in the US, has hired Wall Street advisers to examine options for the...

    25. February 25, 2016

      Citadel in new attack on IEX application

      Citadel, the Chicago hedge fund, has slammed IEX, claiming it does a “terrible job” handling trades by retail investors...

    26. February 17, 2016

      Cannabis advocates push for hemp exchange

      The cannabis plant’s unsteady transformation from outlaw weed to mainstream commodity is poised for another step...

    27. February 12, 2016

      John Tishman, construction executive, 1926-2016

      “For several days after September 11,” wrote John Tishman, “I went through the motions of an ordinary workday until one...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 11, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Turbulent exit redux. - Of neg rates: “At this juncture the impact upon banks should be fairly...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 8, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Hypothetical du jour: Is the computer running Bridgewater intentionally creating drama and...

    30. February 5, 2016

      Citadel buys NYSE market making business

      Citadel*, the Chicago hedge fund and high-frequency trader, is buying the market making business of fellow HFT KCG...

    31. February 4, 2016

      Trader Navinder Sarao starts fight against US extradition

      The British trader accused of playing a role in the “flash crash” of 2010 while trading from his family home was...

    32. February 3, 2016

      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London — ‘Pitch-perfect’

      There is a very funny moment in August Wilson’s play when two musicians make a bet over the spelling of the word...

    33. January 22, 2016

      Lois Weisberg, Chicago arts administrator, 1925-2016

      As the queen of Chicago culture, Lois Weisberg had as her palace a magnificent Beaux-Arts public building into which...

    34. January 21, 2016

      General Motors launches new car-sharing service

      General Motors has unveiled a new car-sharing brand just weeks after investing $500m in ride-hailing service Lyft, as...

    35. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      No joke: Univision buys stake in The Onion

      Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the US, has taken a 40 per cent controlling stake in The Onion,...

    36. January 14, 2016

      Renault raids drag down European carmakers’ shares

      Shares in European carmakers fell sharply on Thursday as Renault admitted that its offices had been raided by...

    37. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler denies accusation of inflating sales

      Fiat Chrysler has denied claims it offered to pay dealers to inflate its sales figures in the US, which has been a...

    38. January 6, 2016

      America’s ‘eBay for guns’ faces crackdown by Obama administration

      Dmitry Smirnov needed a gun. According to the man who sold him one outside a casino in Washington state, Smirnov, a...

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