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    1. July 10, 2015

      Postcard from . . . Louisiana

      Turning off Interstate 61 towards Tunica in West Feliciana Parish, some 130 miles northwest of New Orleans, we...

    2. July 1, 2015

      An Evening With Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Scott’s, London — review

      “I’m here for the songs I wrote — performed by other people,” said Allen Toussaint at the back end of his two-hour solo...

    1. June 5, 2015

      The Life of a Song: ‘The House of the Rising Sun’

      Surging with idealism, 22-year-old archivist Alan Lomax set off on his 1937 tour of Kentucky with high hopes. His aim...

    2. June 2, 2015

      Chevron forced to delay flagship oilfield project

      Chevron has been forced to delay a flagship project in the Gulf of Mexico after suffering equipment failure, in the...

    3. May 27, 2015

      Court puts Obama immigration plan on hold

      President Barack Obama suffered a significant blow in his efforts to overhaul immigration policy after a court ruled...

    4. March 29, 2015

      Catching March Madness and the Japanese college connection

      On Monday, March 29, 1982, I woke up in the wrong city. Nothing against Columbia, South Carolina, but that night...

    5. March 7, 2015

      BP ends bid to oust oil spill claims boss

      BP has abandoned its attempt to remove the administrator of compensation for its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,...

    6. January 20, 2015

      Value of BP’s Gulf of Mexico operations plunges

      The value of BP’s operations in the US Gulf of Mexico has dropped more than two-thirds in the past five months as a...

    7. January 16, 2015

      BP faces up to $13.7bn civil penalty for Gulf spill

      BP is facing a possible civil penalty of up to $13.7bn for its 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a court...

    8. November 7, 2014

      Acker Bilk, bandleader and clarinettist, 1929-2014

      Bedecked in bowler hat and waistcoat and brandishing a clarinet, he seemed an unlikely figure to help lay the...

    9. October 24, 2014

      The Diary: Jesmyn Ward

      I lug my suitcase and backpack down an alley created by an imposing Tulane University campus building – where I teach –...

    10. September 24, 2014

      BP loses ‘excess’ compensation ruling

      BP’s attempts to reclaim what it describes as excessive compensation payments for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster...

    11. September 8, 2014

      BP and the Supreme Court

      More than four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is still wading through the legal...

    12. September 7, 2014

      UK wades into BP fight over US payouts

      Britain has for the first time waded in to BP’s legal battle over payouts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying US...

    13. September 5, 2014

      BP prepares for long battle over oil spill negligence ruling

      BP is digging in for a long legal battle that could defer for several years the financial impact of Thursday’s court...

    14. September 4, 2014

      BP: Banana Peels

      Some companies just cannot get it right. In the oil sector, companies that consistently make mistakes on investment...

    15. September 2, 2014

      BP tries to remove oil spill claims chief

      BP has tried to remove the administrator of compensation payments under its settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

    16. July 22, 2014

      Jerry Dammers’ Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra (and Reggae Ensemble), Barbican, London – review

      Jerry Dammers’ sweeping tribute to bandleader Sun Ra and Jamaican roots music was a grand-scale epic whose four-hour...

    17. July 11, 2014

      Interview: director Benedict Andrews

      Open a copy of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and you will find the playwright’s lyrical description of...

    18. June 27, 2014

      BP fights for spill compensation repayment

      BP has launched legal action against “a vast number” of businesses that it claims were wrongly awarded hundreds of...

    19. May 30, 2014

      Mary Gauthier’s late-flowering music career

      The advantage of coming to music at a comparatively late age is that the songwriter will have led a life that she can...

    20. May 20, 2014

      US court rejects BP appeal to limit Deepwater Horizon costs

      BP has suffered a decisive setback in its court battle to limit the cost of its settlement for victims of the 2010...

    21. May 16, 2014

      ‘Old school’ editor Dean Baquet to lead New York Times’ digital push

      Dean Baquet has addressed more than one stunned newsroom over the years. In November 2006 he gathered reporters...

    22. FT Tech Hub

      April 23, 2014

      Growing a greener Apple

      A cheeky Apple advertisement appeared in several newspapers on Tuesday. Above a vast array of solar panels, it read:...

    23. April 20, 2014

      Deepwater Horizon: Cleaning up

      After the disaster “We’ve now killed the Gulf of Mexico.” That assessment of the Deepwater Horizon disaster from...

    24. April 15, 2014

      Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

      Allen Toussaint joked at Ronnie Scott’s about needing a translator when he leaves New Orleans because no one...

    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...

    26. March 19, 2014

      BP signals US return with $42m Gulf of Mexico bids

      BP was one of the most active bidders in the latest auction of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, taking advantage...

    27. March 13, 2014

      Ban lifted on BP bids for US federal contracts

      BP has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow the energy company to resume...

    28. March 10, 2014

      Supermarket pricing made merger of Chiquita and Fyffes necessary

      The deal to create the world’s largest banana company was first discussed amid multicoloured fruit and flower displays...

    29. March 7, 2014

      BP seeks trial on harm from Macondo spill

      BP is calling for a trial to hear arguments about the environmental harm caused by its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of...

    30. March 7, 2014

      The Lockhart, London

      My one and only trip to the southern states of America left very strong and very happy memories. There were breakfasts...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 4, 2014

      Mardi Gras in New Orleans

      Jonathan Bachman/Reuters Members of the Krewe of Zulu parade down St Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans,...

    32. February 14, 2014

      BP fights US government for release of gulf spill ‘evidence’

      BP is trying to force the US government to release evidence that the company says shows its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf...

    33. January 31, 2014

      ‘Five Days at Memorial’, by Sheri Fink

      Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sheri Fink, Atlantic, RRP£14.99 / Crown, RRP$27,...

    34. January 17, 2014

      Pigfoot, The Vortex Jazz Club, London – review

      The UK quartet Pigfoot re-visit the drags, rags and moaning blues of classic jazz with a mix of healthy respect and...

    35. Business Blog

      January 13, 2014

      The Louisiana judges are right about BP's mistake

      Ah, well. It was nice while it lasted for BP. Having gained one legal victory from appeals court judges in Louisiana in...

    36. January 13, 2014

      BP vows to fight on against ‘fictitious’ compensation claims

      BP has said it will fight on against “inflated, exaggerated or wholly fictitious” compensation claims over the 2010...

    37. January 11, 2014

      Appeals court upholds BP Deepwater Horizon settlement

      BP has suffered a significant setback in its legal fight to limit the cost of its compensation settlement for the 2010...

    38. January 1, 2014

      Securitisation: Regulatory insecurity

      One regulator says it is not a bogeyman. Another has likened strong regulation of it to requiring flood insurance for...

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