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  1. 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 span...

  2. 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 the...

  1. 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 millions...

  2. 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 draw...

  3. 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 Deepwater...

  4. 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 together at...

  5. 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: “There...

  6. 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 Matthew...

  7. 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 understands a...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 of...

  10. 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 bidding...

  11. 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 at...

  12. 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 Mexico...

  13. 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 in...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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 of...

  16. 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, 576...

  17. 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 focused...

  18. 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 its...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 Madrid...

  22. December 26, 2013

    BP to appeal over compensation order

    BP is appealing against a ruling ordering it to pay compensation under its settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

  23. December 18, 2013

    Ex-BP engineer guilty of obstruction

    A former BP engineer faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after becoming the first person from the energy company...

  24. December 17, 2013

    BP accuses US lawyer of ‘brazen fraud’

    BP has accused a leading US lawyer, who is an important fundraiser for President Barack Obama, of “brazen fraud” in his...

  25. December 17, 2013

    BP lawyers accused of misleading court

    Lawyers for BP attempted to mislead the court hearing the company’s legal battle over compensation for the 2010 Deepwater...

  26. November 10, 2013

    BP in fresh attempt to curb oil spill payouts

    A clinic where the main doctor had his licence revoked, a mobile phone shop closed by a fire, and a car dealership that sold...

  27. October 28, 2013

    Denys Baptiste, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London – review

    An 80-voice choir and a string quartet served notice of the ambitions of saxophonist Denys Baptiste’s reworked celebration...

  28. October 13, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin lashes eastern India

    India’s most severe tropical cyclone for 14 years made landfall on the country’s east coast at the weekend, uprooting trees,...

  29. Business Blog

    October 3, 2013

    BP's unexpected and gratifying victory in New Orleans

    Score one for the Louisiana legal system. BP has gained a notable, and rather unexpected, victory in the US appeals court in...

  30. October 3, 2013

    BP helps lift FTSE 100 after US ruling

    BP shares gained after the oil group won a victory in its legal battle to limit the amount of compensation paid out over its...

  31. October 3, 2013

    BP wins spill compensation appeal

    BP has secured a first victory in its legal campaign to limit its compensation settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

  32. October 2, 2013

    Sealing well too soon was ‘too risky’, says BP

    Pushing ahead too quickly with an attempt to seal BP’s leaking Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico would have risked causing...

  33. October 1, 2013

    BP had tools to end spill sooner, court told

    BP had equipment available that could have sealed its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico within a month of it blowing out in...

  34. September 30, 2013

    BP staff ‘not prepared for blowout’

    BP was unprepared to respond to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, in spite of decades of warnings that an underwater well...

  35. September 7, 2013

    Ex-FBI head hits out over BP spill claims process

    The administrator’s office paying claims for compensation under BP’s settlement for victims of the Deepwater Horizon...

  36. August 30, 2013

    BP argues Gulf payouts are ‘inequitable’

    BP has stepped up its fight to curb payments under its compensation settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster,...

  37. August 6, 2013

    BP presses judge for pause in Deepwater compensation payments

    BP has asked a federal judge to halt compensation payments under the settlement it agreed last year over the 2010 Deepwater...

  38. July 26, 2013

    Halliburton to plead guilty over Gulf spill

    Halliburton, the oilfield services company that supplied cement for the Macondo oil well that blew up in 2010 in the Gulf of...

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