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      July 21, 2016

      GM raises full year outlook as profit surges

      Vroom, vroom. Shares in General Motors jumped more than 5 per cent in pre-market trading on Thursday after the US...

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    1. June 10, 2016

      Goats and the city

      Goats at Amazon Japan’s distribution centre in Gifu enjoy what might seem a herbivore’s ideal terms of employment. In...

    2. June 1, 2016

      Urbanisation is ‘money-printing machine’ for social good

      Joan Clos, one-time doctor and former mayor of Barcelona, is hoping to encourage politicians to see cities not as...

    3. May 4, 2016

      Detroit: The battle for the soul of Motown

      The house on Horton Street had been sitting vacant for years. The roof sagged a little. The porch drooped. In most...

    4. MBA blog

      April 29, 2016

      An elective in South Africa: part one

      Just hours after I finished my accounting exam last week, I was in a minibus on my way to Heathrow airport. The...

    5. April 14, 2016

      Ford and GM split on the right road to self-driving cars

      The cars in the garage at Ford’s research centre in Dearborn, near Detroit, mostly look like any other group of Fusion...

    6. April 11, 2016

      Driving force behind a touring culture bus

      In the past 18 months, a bus emblazoned with the word “Culturunners” has quietly wound its way across the US. The...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. March 18, 2016

      Motown stories

      Motown: The Sound of Young America, by Adam White with Barney Ales, Thames & Hudson, RRP£39.95, 400 pages Once in a...

    10. March 17, 2016

      Flint: timeline of a public health emergency

      25 April 2014: Flint begins using Flint river as an interim water supply. Soon after the switch residents complain of...

    11. March 4, 2016

      Pension fears cloud US municipal debt market

      On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, just across from the hot dog stands and thrill rides on the old Steel Pier, sits the...

    12. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Carson: no "path forward" for Republican prize

      Ben Carson said on Wednesday that he does not see “a political path forward” in his quest to win the Republican...

    13. February 28, 2016

      Philadelphia urged to do more to avoid Detroit bankruptcy

      Philadelphia has been urged to “take all necessary” action to tackle its $5.7bn pension deficit amid fears the city...

    14. February 18, 2016

      Car-sharing concept tests boundaries of the motor industry

      In some ways, Orto is the worst car business in the world. It has sold only half a BMW. But then again, it could be...

    15. January 22, 2016

      Flint water crisis leaves toxic legacy of suspicion

      The cars snake around fire station number 1 in Flint, Michigan, where residents queue for their daily crate of bottled...

    16. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      Alphachat: cyber-security, Detroit vs Silicon Valley, and markets mayhem

      You’ll have a chance to win a Kindle by recommending ways to improve Alphachat at www.ft.com/alphasurvey. Help us out!...

    17. January 15, 2016

      Silicon Valley and Detroit learn to share the road

      When this year’s North American International Auto Show opens to the public in Detroit on Saturday, visitors will be...

    18. January 14, 2016

      Obama plans $4bn boost for driverless cars

      The Obama administration is hoping to accelerate testing of fully autonomous vehicles in the US by creating a...

    19. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2016

      Guest post: Puerto Rico -- debtor, heal thyself

      Mitu Gulati and Bob Rasmussen — members of the law faculties of Duke University and the University of Southern...

    20. January 13, 2016

      GM raises dividend and forecasts on US car sales boom

      Detroit in pictures: images from the 2016 Auto Show General Motors underlined the financial boost from booming US car...

    21. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      GM raises profits forecast as US car industry hums

      General Motors on Wednesday underlined the financial boost from booming US car sales when it raised earnings...

    22. January 12, 2016

      Google steps up hunt for self-driving car partner

      The head of Google’s self-driving car project said the company would “need a lot of help” to bring a vehicle to market,...

    23. January 12, 2016

      US regulators reject VW emissions recall plan

      Volkswagen’s troubles with the US authorities have worsened after regulators rejected the carmaker’s plans to recall...

    24. January 12, 2016

      Carmakers accelerate into US luxury sector

      Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand and Honda’s upmarket Acura brand on Tuesday set out plans to grab a bigger slice of the US...

    25. January 11, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler chief executive warns sector of electric threat

      One of the car industry’s most outspoken figures — Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler — has warned...

    26. January 11, 2016

      VW seeks to rev up US ‘love’ after emissions scandal

      Volkswagen on Monday used the first day of the Detroit auto show to launch a bold attempt to “reignite Americans’ love...

    27. Tech blog

      January 11, 2016

      #techFT - Carmakers go in for service

      Carmakers are driving towards becoming purveyors of mobility services, Apple Music has more than 10m subscribers...

    28. January 10, 2016

      Carmakers take two routes to Detroit Auto Show

      As US carmakers confirmed 2015 as their best year for sales last Tuesday, few of their top executives were actually in...

    29. January 6, 2016

      CES 2016: Barra hails Chevrolet Bolt as battery car for the masses

      Mary Barra, General Motors chief executive, threw down a challenge to competitors on Wednesday when she launched the...

    30. January 5, 2016

      US lawsuit brings Volkswagen back down to earth with a bump

      Just before Christmas, some at Volkswagen dared to believe. “Things look like they are slowly getting better,” said one...

    31. December 10, 2015

      Hope for a new city amid Detroit’s blight

      David Alade and Andrew Colom moved to Detroit from their respective homes of New York and Mississippi this year to take...

    32. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2015

      Alphachat: The future of BlackBerry, the renminbi, and George Lucas’s gift to Chicago

      Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. A segment-by-segment guide of this week’s show: The rise and...

    33. November 18, 2015

      LA auto show highlights carmakers’ market share scramble

      LA auto show A series of carmakers including Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and General Motors on Thursday used the Los...

    34. October 27, 2015

      Marcus Miller, Barbican, London: ‘Ecstatic peaks’

      It’s nearly a year since bass guitarist Marcus Miller premiered his Afrodeezia album at the 2014 London Jazz Festival....

    35. October 20, 2015

      GM-LG partnership brings Chevy Bolt closer to production

      General Motors has taken a significant step towards establishing itself as a competitor in the fast-changing electric...

    36. October 7, 2015

      VW emissions scandal leaves US strategy in tatters

      As US automobile manufacturers contemplated the prospect of deteriorating sales at the 2008 Detroit auto show, one...

    37. October 1, 2015

      GM takes on Google and Apple in race for self-driving cars

      Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, on Thursday laid out plans to take on Google and Apple in self-driving...

    38. September 25, 2015

      Live within your greens

      Since more of us now live in urban sprawl than on cultivated land, separate organisations have been rethinking how we...

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