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      July 17, 2015

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      Elsewhere on Friday, - Samsung wants shareholders to have cake and vote, too. - “What market monetarists want you to...

    2. July 13, 2015

      Michigan Ross receives $60m to develop Zell entrepreneurship centre

      The Ross school at the University of Michigan has received a pledge of $60m from the Zell family to extend programmes...

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    1. June 9, 2015

      General Motors spurns Fiat Chrysler’s merger approach

      General Motors’ chief executive has rejected calls for a merger of the world’s third-largest carmaker by sales with its...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. May 1, 2015

      What Detroit can teach us all

      Earlier this week, I was handed a hefty book with photos of classic suburban American family homes. The tome described...

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Bernanke vs the WSJ - “How’s California, my man? Still sunny?” and other questions Pimco’d...

    6. 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...

    7. April 28, 2015

      Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Detroit — review

      In 2010-11 the Detroit Symphony, its endowment hard hit by recession, fell victim to an acrimonious labour dispute that...

    8. April 13, 2015

      General Motors says it has resolved Bolt’s technical challenges

      General Motors has “pretty much resolved” the technical challenges of producing its groundbreaking Bolt electric car,...

    9. March 27, 2015

      Travel updates: Nottingham, Senegal and Melbourne

      Nottingham The world’s first dedicated destination for gaming will launch this weekend in the city’s “Creative...

    10. February 19, 2015

      Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

      On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford stunned his competitors in the burgeoning Detroit auto industry by doing the unexpected....

    11. February 12, 2015

      GM fires Chevrolet Bolt into production

      General Motors signalled its determination to “completely shake up” the electric vehicle market by announcing it would...

    12. February 12, 2015

      Carmakers seek to use carbon fibre in mass-market vehicles

      With its aggressive looks, the 170mph Cadillac ATS-VR racing car stood out from the crowd at last month’s Detroit auto...

    13. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    14. February 5, 2015

      Jeb Bush sketches out economic platform

      Jeb Bush used a speech in Detroit to sketch the broad contours of an economic platform on Wednesday, again emphasising...

    15. January 16, 2015

      Week in Review, January 17

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Carmakers unveil electric and...

    16. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

      The selection of vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit auto show is so diverse as to be...

    17. January 14, 2015

      GM predicts higher core profit margins in 2015 on increased sales

      Surging sales of sports utility vehicles and pick-up trucks would help to boost General Motors’ profit margins and...

    18. January 14, 2015

      BMW sounds alarm over tech companies seeking connected car data

      Technology companies and advertisers are putting pressure on carmakers to pass on data collected by connected cars, BMW...

    19. January 14, 2015

      After years of stagnation, Alfa Romeo aims to rediscover its mojo

      Alfa Romeo’s stand at the Detroit motor show recalled past glories, with the sporty Italian marque showing off models...

    20. January 13, 2015

      Musk looks around corner of China slowdown

      Elon Musk has held out the prospect of Tesla achieving “a few million” in annual car sales by 2025, even as reports of...

    21. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled...

    22. January 13, 2015

      GM fires a Bolt at electric car rivals

      When the curtain lifted on Monday to reveal General Motors’ Chevrolet Bolt concept car, there were few obvious signs...

    23. January 12, 2015

      GM’s Bolt sparks electric car rivalry

      General Motors has made an audacious attempt for leadership of the electric vehicle market, with a “game-changer”...

    24. January 12, 2015

      Volvo brings Made in China to US drivers

      Volvo is bringing Made in China to American drivers. The Swedish carmaker plans to export a roomy, long wheelbase...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      FirstFT

      A show of unity in Paris, an AirAsia black box and Apple’s secret door More than 3.7m marched in Paris and across...

    26. January 11, 2015

      Detroit auto show hails return of power and luxury

      When they turn up the bright lights and loud music at Detroit’s Cobo Center, for the city's annual auto show, it can...

    27. January 8, 2015

      GM says US sales could hit 2001 levels

      Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, has forecast that this year’s US auto sales could reach levels not seen...

    28. January 5, 2015

      Cheaper fuel drives ‘stellar’ US car sales

      Falling fuel prices and an accelerating economy provided a powerful boost to US car sales in December, helping to make...

    29. January 2, 2015

      New Year resolutions for financial services

      Kiss is a popular acronym among hipster Silicon Valley types. It refers not to the hit single by Prince, nor the...

    30. December 12, 2014

      Rules rather than consumers drive fuel-efficiency gains

      When the annual North American International Auto Show starts next month in Detroit, the effect of falling fuel prices...

    31. December 11, 2014

      Dominant holder highlights problems in aluminium market

      For years buyers of aluminium have put the metal in warehouses, borrowed against it, and waited for prices to rise. It...

    32. November 20, 2014

      US report details metal warehouse issues

      The two-year US Senate investigation into banks’ commodities business has thrown a sharp light on the relationship...

    33. November 12, 2014

      Ford in vanguard of aluminium revolution

      Visiting the body shop at Ford’s vast River Rouge site is a disorienting experience. The factory in Dearborn, near...

    34. November 10, 2014

      Bitter history tempers hope in ending decline in Detroit

      This summer Freida Webster called her sister with some exciting news: for the first time in years the city had resumed...

    35. November 7, 2014

      Judge approves Detroit plan to exit bankruptcy

      A federal judge has approved Detroit’s plan to slash $7bn of its more than $18bn in debts, ushering the city out of the...

    36. November 7, 2014

      Watchmaking is alive and well in Detroit

      Detroit was once synonymous with carmaking, but is now a city associated with decline. But efforts to stimulate the...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Digital divide exacerbates US inequality

      The majority of families in some of the US’s poorest cities do not have a broadband connection, according to a...

    38. October 17, 2014

      Frieze week satellite fairs reviewed

      This week, a galaxy of satellite fairs offer art that is more affordable than Frieze and often just as appealing. Now...

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