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    1. 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 will...

    2. 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 was...

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    1. 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 between...

    2. 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 Detroit,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 economy...

    6. 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 Financial...

    7. 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 in its...

    8. October 16, 2014

      Detroit settles with final holdout creditor

      Detroit has reached a settlement with its last big holdout creditor, an important step as it seeks to emerge from the...

    9. October 2, 2014

      GM and Ford face challenge to plot course to profitable growth

      The distinctive roar of high-performance car engines filling the air in Milford, Michigan, is emblematic of one aspect of...

    10. September 26, 2014

      Art Market: the fate of Detroit’s art collection

      One of the problems of valuing art is that experts rarely agree: ask four specialists, as the joke goes, and you will get...

    11. September 8, 2014

      Detroit seeks a vision through the blight

      In autumn, after the leaves have fallen, Sandra Turner-Handy can see clear through Wilfred, Glenfield, Lannette and...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      The BLS digs into the cost of housing

      We understand if you missed it given all the focus given to another report published on Friday by the US Bureau of Labor...

    13. September 4, 2014

      Life of Crime – film review

      This week’s 1970s-set American comedy-drama is Life of Crime. Here, though, the polyester and sideburns are justified, this...

    14. August 5, 2014

      Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

      General Motors said it was “struggling” in southeast Asia as the recent political upheaval in Thailand knocked sales,...

    15. August 1, 2014

      Detroit’s big three carmakers rebound on SUV boom

      The US’s big three domestic carmakers all recorded large domestic sales gains for July as strong demand for pick-up trucks...

    16. July 22, 2014

      Detroit retirees back city bankruptcy plan

      Detroit’s regeneration Detroit’s retirees have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the city’s plan to restructure its $18.5bn...

    17. July 20, 2014

      A qualified defence of economic complexity

      The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

    18. July 14, 2014

      Eminem, Wembley Stadium, London – review

      It was more by accident than design that Wembley Stadium ended up hosting its first rap headliner. Eminem originally wanted...

    19. June 25, 2014

      James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, MoMA PS1, New York – review

      Buried deep within the labyrinthine halls of PS1 is a dark, silent void. Walk in, and the blackness hovers menacingly,...

    20. FT Data

      June 13, 2014

      Just what has Elon Musk given away?

      by Henry Foy, ‎Automotive Correspondent Henry Ford, the grandfather of the car industry and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, its current...

    21. May 28, 2014

      US estimates regenerating derelict Detroit will cost $2bn

      Detroit’s regeneration The full extent of Detroit’s blight is finally known, and so is the cost to clean it up. An Obama...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - How ‘competitiveness’ became one of the great unquestioned virtues of contemporary culture. - The...

    23. April 16, 2014

      Detroit strikes major pension deal

      Detroit’s general retiree pension board, representing one of its largest groups of creditors, has agreed to a landmark...

    24. April 15, 2014

      Detroit agrees to full pension deal with retirees

      Detroit has struck a deal that will keep whole the pensions of most of its retired police and fire fighters – among the...

    25. April 14, 2014

      A map, a car, 8,000 miles and four MBAs

      Casey Gerald and Michael Baker have a great deal to do. The two Harvard Business School MBAs are talking to me from their...

    26. April 11, 2014

      Orr hopes to steer Motown out of the blues

      Kevyn Orr, the man charged with leading Detroit out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, likes to say he is...

    27. April 9, 2014

      Bankruptcy battle heats up over offers for Detroit art collection

      Battle over Detroit’s art collection The battle over Detroit’s art collection heated up on Wednesday when the bankrupt...

    28. March 26, 2014

      Watchmakers turn to new product ranges

      Luxury fashion brands have been diversifying into other categories, such as jewellery, sunglasses and shoes, for a long...

    29. March 21, 2014

      New General Motors chief passes her first public test

      There was no doubting the star of this year’s Detroit auto show. On January 12, the evening before the show’s official...

    30. March 19, 2014

      Chicago confronts dirty bonanza of Canadian tar sand boom

      A bulldozer rumbles over a mountain of fine black powder amid the abandoned shells of long-shuttered steel mills in a poor...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2014

      Guest post: Argentina and Detroit - different (zip) codes

      By Marcelo Etchebarne Mihanovich of Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly Two cases pending in US federal courts show how sovereign...

    32. February 25, 2014

      Detroit / GOs: go figure

      Once upon a time (before the financial crisis) US municipal bonds formed one big, homogenous market. About 50 to 60 per cent...

    33. February 24, 2014

      Actuaries urge change to pension reports

      A panel of US pension experts has recommended changes to the way that public sector retirement schemes report and measure...

    34. February 21, 2014

      Bondholders hit in Detroit restructuring

      Detroit is putting pension funds ahead of bondholders in a proposed restructuring plan as it seeks to pay $18bn in debts and...

    35. February 20, 2014

      Only Lovers Left Alive – film review

      Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are aeons-old vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive. Jim Jarmusch, the sage and mage of...

    36. February 19, 2014

      Municipal bonds boosted by tax breaks

      Benjamin Franklin declared that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. But while investing in US...

    37. February 16, 2014

      Tough conditions in US auto sector push down wages

      The generally tough conditions for car workers across the industrialised world have been reflected in sharp falls in pay and...

    38. February 15, 2014

      VW workers at US car plant snub union

      US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

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