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  1. July 11, 2014

    Travel updates: London, Seattle and Arizona

    London The first Mondrian hotel outside the US will open on September 30 in a converted 1970s office block on the south bank...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Amazon presses on with drone plans

    Amazon, the ecommerce group, is pushing ahead with development of drones to deliver packages to consumers and is petitioning...

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  1. July 10, 2014

    Colorado pot market shows a bigger high than expected

    Colorado’s marijuana market, which was legalised in January, is much larger than previously thought, according to a new...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    June 24, 2014

    How Oculus wants to be both the Google and Apple of virtual reality

    Is Oculus, the virtual reality company being acquired by Facebook, going to make its own headsets? Or is it going to rely on...

  3. June 19, 2014

    Amazon eyes online sales boost through ‘Fire’ smartphone

    Amazon has a decent shot at shaking up a smartphone market controlled by Samsung and Apple as well as selling more of...

  4. June 12, 2014

    Kaori Nakamura’s Final Performances, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle – review

    Last Saturday in Seattle, Kaori Nakamura danced a perfect Giselle. Bright, fresh, saucy, she charmed us from the beginning....

  5. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The novel accounting of greenhouse gas regulations. - Seattle misreads Thomas Piketty as its...

  6. May 7, 2014

    Seattle Symphony, Carnegie Hall, New York – review

    It wasn’t business as usual on Tuesday at Carnegie Hall. The concert, after all, was part of the Spring for Music Festival....

  7. May 1, 2014

    Next Goal Wins – film review

    Next Goal Wins is minor but hilarious. Mike Brett and Steve Jamison’s documentary might even dampen your hanky. Who could...

  8. May 1, 2014

    After 15 years at Starbucks, Ben Packard takes up protecting nature

    “The determination is unbelievable,” says Ben Packard. He is referring to one of the photographs decorating his Seattle...

  9. April 18, 2014

    The Syrian who gave up his tech career to open Seattle restaurant

    Eager to challenge the negative stereotypes about the Middle East that he encountered in the US, Wassef Haroun, a Syrian...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    April 5, 2014

    Amazon makes a Dash for your shopping list

    by Barney Jopson Frustrated by not being able to dictate your shopping list to Amazon? Well, even if you weren’t, Jeff...

  11. March 28, 2014

    Seattle in US bounces back after downturn in its property market

    In the aftermath of the housing collapse which affected much of the US in 2008, Seattle’s property market held surprisingly...

  12. March 12, 2014

    Bitcoin needs to grow out of its obsessive adolescence

    Newsweek’s flawed attempt to expose a 64-year-old Californian called Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s mysterious inventor has...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    February 3, 2014

    The Seattle Seahawks win The Super bowl

    Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Seattle Seahawks’ Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver...

  14. January 23, 2014

    The risks and rewards of a newly legal high

    Three years ago Brendan Kennedy sat his parents down to tell them of his career change. After spending almost half a million...

  15. January 22, 2014

    Leasing companies fuel Boeing’s China pipeline

    Boeing sold more aircraft to leasing companies than it did to airlines in China last year, helping to build an order...

  16. January 21, 2014

    Rigoletto, Seattle Opera, Seattle – review

    The Seattle Opera has been a lively oasis of culture in the Pacific Northwest since 1963. Founded by a glitzy visionary...

  17. Business Blog

    January 8, 2014

    Microsoft, Ford and Mulally's "to be or not to be" moment

    Mustang Mulally: the Ford CEO, in a 2015 Ford Mustang (Getty Images) Alan Mulally has a reputation for being decisive, so...

  18. January 5, 2014

    Union vote saves Boeing jet for Seattle

    Boeing’s 777X next-generation airliner will be mainly built in the aircraft maker’s traditional home area around Seattle...

  19. December 13, 2013

    Brewing up a healthy fortune

    Alistair McCallum-Toppin, 46, created AMT Coffee in 1992 with his brothers Allan and Angus, from a street cart outside the...

  20. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    Should the US raise the minimum wage? (That's not a hook. We actually don't know.)

    You can’t turn a virtual corner this week without tripping over a discussion about the US minimum wage. The case in favour...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    November 25, 2013

    Boarding Air Force One

    Jason Reed/Reuters White House staff and press board the rear steps of Air Force One on a foggy morning in Seattle. US...

  22. November 14, 2013

    Boeing work to head south after union vote

    Plants in a number of largely non-unionised states across the US are in line to win significant work on Boeing’s next big...

  23. October 22, 2013

    Starbucks chief defends China coffee prices

    The Starbucks executive who oversees its China business has defended the chain against local criticism over its coffee...

  24. October 20, 2013

    Q&A: EMBA 2013

    Could an Executive MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme?...

  25. September 30, 2013

    Twyla Tharp Premiere, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle – review

    Death’s a-comin’ . . . Are you ready? If not, you might find comfort in Twyla Tharp’s new work, Waiting at the Station,...

  26. September 17, 2013

    Navy Yard killings revive arguments in US gun control debate

    As Washington police worked on Tuesday to establish the motivation of the former navy reservist who killed 12 people, the...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Asian stocks were broadly higher and emerging market currencies strengthened but trading was mixed ahead of policy decisions...

  28. September 5, 2013

    Microsoft wins landmark patent ruling

    Microsoft has won the second stage of a landmark patent case against Google’s Motorola unit, as a jury in Seattle concluded...

  29. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2013

    The WaZos era

    Jeff Bezos knows all about running a business with low margins, where booming profits are merely a distant goal, and where...

  30. June 30, 2013

    Yale School of Management MBAs engage in a joint venture

    The Kennedys, once America’s most powerful dynasty, profited by securing distribution rights for Scotch and gin just as the...

  31. May 24, 2013

    Bridge fall highlights infrastructure fund gap

    Dawn revealed a big challenge facing officials in Washington State on Friday. A tangled mass of girders lay at the bottom of...

  32. May 24, 2013

    Interstate highway bridge collapses in Washington state

    OLYMPIA, Washington May 23 – Part of a four-lane freeway bridge over a river in a rural area north of Seattle collapsed on...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - On Bangladesh, labour standards, and ethics. - The portfolio manager’s strategy cycle. - Four...

  34. May 22, 2013

    Amazon plans giant biosphere in Seattle

    Amazon wants its staff to work in three giant spherical greenhouses in downtown Seattle, as its instinct to keep a...

  35. May 3, 2013

    Apocalypse right now

    Odds Against Tomorrow, by Nathaniel Rich, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, RRP£17.99/$26, 320 pages When superstorm Sandy hit New...

  36. April 25, 2013

    More US cities join push to sell off fossil fuel investments

    A move to turn fossil fuels into the “new apartheid” has gathered pace as a further nine US cities join a push to sell any...

  37. April 5, 2013

    Sustainable in Seattle

    Seattle is the 15th largest city in the US and one of the most remote. Located on a narrow strip of land between the...

  38. April 2, 2013

    Amazon hires smartphone expert

    Amazon has hired a 20-year Microsoft veteran who most recently worked in its Windows Phone unit, fuelling speculation that...

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