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    1. November 26, 2014

      Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York – review

      The basement gallery at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, is wallpapered, right now, with black women in bikinis....

    2. November 20, 2014

      Protean artist who was constantly on the move

      The career of Mike Nichols proved the old artist’s adage that one way to remain critic-proof is to be continually moving....

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    1. November 19, 2014

      Tractor makers feel the pinch as farm commodity prices fall

      Matt Burgener has just finished harvesting a record maize crop, and a near-record soyabean crop on his 2,200-acre central...

    2. November 19, 2014

      US farmers tap short-term loans to offset falling crop incomes

      US farmers are turning to bankers for short-term loans as lower income from falling crop prices has depleted their working...

    3. November 7, 2014

      Commodities concerns voiced in Chicago

      This week Chicago hosted FIA Expo, a giant gathering of the futures industry. A kind of a geek fest for traders, it offered...

    4. November 5, 2014

      Asia futures focus takes wind from Chicago’s sails

      Trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange hit a record high last month, but few in the Windy City are popping the champagne...

    5. November 4, 2014

      Start-ups making waves in Chicago’s derivatives industry

      Last month, the world’s largest futures exchange played host to a meeting of tech workers, venture investors and traders....

    6. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2014

      Blindfolded daredevil

      Jim Young/Reuters Daredevil Nik Wallenda performs his blindfolded walk along a tightrope between two skyscrapers suspended...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2014

      Your extended Abe put

      Earlier on Friday, we noted that one of the most interesting things coming out of Japan on the day was the rumour that the...

    8. October 30, 2014

      Illinois woes leave governor race wide open

      If history is a guide, whoever wins the tight race to be the next governor of Illinois stands a good chance of ending up in...

    9. October 28, 2014

      NY bike scheme expands under new boss

      One of the world’s most experienced senior public transport managers, Jay Walder, is to take over as head of Alta Bicycle...

    10. October 23, 2014

      Interest rate turmoil leads to Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading record

      While Wall Street watched with trepidation as markets whipsawed violently last week, 800 miles away the mood at the Chicago...

    11. October 21, 2014

      Rail boss says worst ever gridlock looms

      North America’s rail industry cannot continue on its current path and avoid unprecedented gridlock, Hunter Harrison,...

    12. October 20, 2014

      Canadian Pacific ends railroad merger talks with CSX

      Canadian Pacific on Monday said exploratory talks with CSX about the two railroads merging had ended. CP said a combination...

    13. October 17, 2014

      Short cuts: Updates from Copenhagen, Chicago, Lanzarote

      Copenhagen Christian Puglisi, a former sous chef to René Redzepi and one of the architects of new Nordic cooking, has opened...

    14. October 16, 2014

      Singapore’s United Overseas Bank targets Dubai in futures push

      United Overseas Bank, Singapore’s third-largest bank by assets, has become the first bank in the Asian city-state to expand...

    15. October 14, 2014

      CME cuts 150 jobs in company rejig

      CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange operator, said it would cut 150 jobs, or 5 per cent of its global workforce,...

    16. October 8, 2014

      Traders cut bets on fast Fed rate rise pace

      Speculative investors are liquidating derivative bets that favour a faster pace of policy tightening by the Federal Reserve...

    17. October 8, 2014

      Chicago prosecutor gets tough on ‘spoofing’

      For professional traders in financial markets, the potential consequences of “spoofing” are not funny. Variants of spoofing,...

    18. October 6, 2014

      Chicago’s real estate market is booming

      In 2017, for the first time in eight years, Chicago will see tenants move into two brand-new office buildings. The launches...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 30, 2014

      Matthew C Klein

      Hi! I first got into economics and finance while working in the woods of Westport, CT for Bridgewater Associates in...

    20. September 26, 2014

      A selection of upcoming sales

      Decorative Arts from 1860 October 1 Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London bonhams.com Bonhams in London offers up some demure...

    21. September 26, 2014

      Fire grounds flights in Chicago

      Passengers using Chicago’s two main airports faced severe disruption on Friday with more than 40 per cent of flights...

    22. September 21, 2014

      US infrastructure crisis drives toll road bankruptcy

      One of the highest-profile US private toll road concessions is to seek bankruptcy protection, the latest sign of how a...

    23. September 15, 2014

      A company’s headquarters should be aligned with its heart

      Every time I hear about a company relocating its headquarters I think of the Marvin Gaye song “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s...

    24. September 12, 2014

      US rate traders dust off their playbooks

      Another US football season has begun, and like quarterbacks and coaching staff, interest rate traders are also dusting off...

    25. September 5, 2014

      Neuroscience: how magnets can power memory

      Carefully targeted magnetic stimulation of the brain can improve memory, according to a study at Northwestern University in...

    26. September 3, 2014

      Fed survey points to robust recovery

      All twelve districts of the US Federal Reserve reported growing economic activity through the summer in the latest sign of a...

    27. August 29, 2014

      Five of the best: Pizza spots in Chicago

      Coalfire Behind an unassuming storefront tucked away on a stretch of the West Town community once populated by Italian...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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