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  1. July 10, 2014

    Colorado pot market shows a bigger high than expected

    Colorado’s marijuana market, which was legalised in January, is much larger than previously thought, according to a new...

  2. July 6, 2014

    Kroger: vitamins and supplements

    Many products are well-suited for sale over the internet. But when it comes to groceries, for which delivery is key, the...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2014

    Colorado steer wrestling

    Greeley Tribune/Jim Rydbom/AP Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, slides in the dirt as he pulls down a steer in a time of 4.3...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2014

    Put the beer down, this bud's for you

    Legal rather than technological disruption this time. Colorado is running an experiment where its voters have made...

  3. June 6, 2014

    Pinterest effect helps Artifact Uprising

    Artifact Uprising, a basement-based startup in Denver, had been producing and selling its minimalist photobooks for exactly...

  4. May 27, 2014

    US finds strife on the final frontier

    In a corner of the exhibition hall at last week’s 30th annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Lynx suborbital...

  5. May 20, 2014

    General warns of US space vulnerability

    The head of the US Air Force’s space command says he is “very concerned” about the state of the country’s rocket industry in...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2014

    Dear stoned investor...

    The SEC on Friday suspended another marijuana-related “pink sheet” stock — its fifth in the space of two months — and issued...

  7. May 12, 2014

    US energy bill caught in Keystone crossfire

    Conflict in the US Congress over energy issues, including the Keystone XL oil pipeline and environmental regulation, has...

  8. April 30, 2014

    Cannabis fund pitches weed at the Waldorf

    It was high times at a high society hotel on Wednesday when a new cannabis-focused private equity fund took its fundraising...

  9. April 24, 2014

    Pace positions itself for video streaming

    The revival of Pace, the maker of television set-top boxes that has overcome a range of problems in recent years, picked up...

  10. March 20, 2014

    Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

    When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

  11. March 11, 2014

    Pot boom prompts US marijuana industry to go on recruitment drive

    Colorado’s budding legal marijuana businesses are starting to sprout jobs and hundreds of people hoping to work in the weed...

  12. March 2, 2014

    Environmental group highlights need for action on methane

    Methane gas emissions from the US oil industry will rise significantly over the next five years unless companies take steps...

  13. February 14, 2014

    US banks cleared to take legal marijuana money

    US regulators gave banks the green light to accept money from legal marijuana businesses but cautioned that they expected...

  14. February 10, 2014

    Pace jumps on ‘hidden gem’ hopes

    Nine months after Pace named former Asda boss Allan Leighton as chairman, shares in the set-top box maker had slumped 80 per...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    February 3, 2014

    The Seattle Seahawks win The Super bowl

    Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Seattle Seahawks’ Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver...

  16. January 31, 2014

    Marijuana debate rages on US Stoner Bowl billboards

    Welcome to the Stoner Bowl. Not only does Sunday’s National Football League championship feature teams hailing from Colorado...

  17. January 26, 2014

    Wild west market springs up around legal marijuana

    Marijuana legalisation in the US has touched off a meteoric rally, and regulatory alarms, in the wild west of public...

  18. January 9, 2014

    Fitch’s China shadow banking guru quits

    Charlene Chu, who as a senior director of Fitch Ratings was among the first to flag the growth of China’s massive shadow...

  19. January 6, 2014

    Demand puts premium on recreational marijuana prices in Colorado

    People looking to buy marijuana in Colorado are facing steep price hikes, long queues and shuttered stores as demand for...

  20. January 3, 2014

    Drugs policy enters a brave new world

    On New Year’s day the US state of Colorado began an experiment in drugs policy that is attracting the attention of policy...

  21. January 3, 2014

    ‘The American West in Bronze’ at the Metropolitan Museum

    Walk around Cody, Wyoming – or Durango, Colorado, or any of the gorgeously situated diorama towns of the Old West – and...

  22. Off Message

    January 3, 2014

    The beginning of the end of 'cannabition'

    When supporters of Colorado’s legalisation of recreational marijuana tried to organise a celebratory party, they called it...

  23. January 3, 2014

    Recreational marijuana sales lift mile-high Denver

    Denver is buzzing over the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in the US, which kicked off in Colorado on New Year’s...

  24. January 2, 2014

    Archives 1984: Thatcher’s bad holidays and good hair days

    When is a holiday not a holiday? For Margaret Thatcher, it seems, downtime was not an option. The release of the former...

  25. January 2, 2014

    Marijuana legalisation: blunt demand

    “I do say it would be a nice thing if we could raise enuff Hemp to pay our rates,” John Adams said in 1763 – before becoming...

  26. December 23, 2013

    US legal marijuana sector strives for legitimacy

    When he left his job developing leadership training for Fortune 500 companies to lead a medical cannabis company in...

  27. December 8, 2013

    Uruguay blazes trail as cannabis looks set to become legal

    Julio Rey’s eyes glow with pride as he shows off the sticky, pungent buds recently harvested from his homegrown marijuana...

  28. November 15, 2013

    Buffett takes $3.7bn stake in ExxonMobil

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has taken a $3.7bn stake in ExxonMobil, handing a vote of confidence from one of the...

  29. November 6, 2013

    Asos in £400,000 Kate Bostock payout

    Kate Bostock received more than £400,000 for her seven months at Asos, the online retailer’s annual report revealed on...

  30. October 25, 2013

    My little secret – six celebrated skiers reveal their favourite little-known resorts

    Chris Davenport Former world extreme ski champion and star of more than 30 ski movies I have always loved remote, forgotten,...

  31. October 25, 2013

    Colorado’s ghost towns reborn as ski retreats

    Irwin, Colorado, has seen better days. In the early 1880s some 5,000 people lived here, and the town, high in the West Elk...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    September 13, 2013

    Floodwater fountain in Colorado

    Michael Ciaglo/AP Floodwater shoots out of a sewer in Manitou Springs, Colorado, as storms continue to hit the Waldo Canyon...

  33. August 18, 2013

    Freepoint extends production assets with $110m oil and gas deal

    Freepoint Commodities, a two-year-old energy and metals trading house, is extending its reach into oil and gas production...

  34. July 31, 2013

    Obama defends Larry Summers to Democrats

    Barack Obama has strongly defended Larry Summers against widespread criticism from the left of his party, who are opposing...

  35. July 25, 2013

    It pays to give the boss a break

    During a 20-year career in the US banking industry, Jim Hemphill did not take a single holiday that lasted longer than 10...

  36. July 11, 2013

    America is at the vanguard of the global metropolitan revolution

    Throughout America’s history, economic shocks have remade governance. The fiscal collapse of state governments in the 1830s...

  37. July 5, 2013

    Gillian Tett: The art of Big Data

    A couple of years ago R Luke DuBois, a New York composer and artist, joined a clutch of American dating sites. He was not,...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 21, 2013

    Paraguay's eye-popping Q1 GDP: more than meets the eye

    Paraguay’s economy is on fire. Gross domestic product surged by a jaw-dropping 14.8 per cent in the first quarter, compared...

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