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    1. August 28, 2015

      Smith & Wesson: rising demand

      It has been another harrowing week of gun crime in the US. And a good one for gun manufacturers. FBI background checks...

    2. July 24, 2015

      Three dead after Louisiana cinema shooting

      A lone gunman opened fire on cinemagoers in Louisiana on Thursday night, shooting two people dead before killing...

    Special Reports

    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. July 6, 2015

      The rhetorical tools used in Obama’s powerful Charleston address

      Even by his high standards, President Barack Obama’s eulogy in Charleston for Clementa Pinckney — the pastor and state...

    2. June 28, 2015

      Barack Obama’s presidential renaissance

      Sometimes change tiptoes up and surprises you. There could be no better illustration of America’s dramatic week than...

    3. June 26, 2015

      Barack Obama was right to use the N-word

      In the 1970s, George Carlin, the American countercultural comedian, gained fame for his routine about the “seven words...

    4. June 24, 2015

      Charleston’s lesson must start with gun control

      After last week’s Charleston massacre, it is entirely fitting to focus on taking down the confederate flag, starting...

    5. June 21, 2015

      Republicans wary on ‘Confederate’ battle

      Charleston church shooting kills 9 Republican presidential candidates have delicately danced around questions over...

    6. June 20, 2015

      Hillary Clinton vows to keep fighting for common sense gun control

      Hillary Clinton vowed to keep fighting for “common sense” gun control reforms if elected president, denouncing the...

    7. June 19, 2015

      US faces gun stand-off after Charleston

      The front page of Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper on Thursday ran a banner headline that read “Church attack...

    8. June 18, 2015

      Obama calls for gun action after Charleston shooting suspect held

      Nine killed in Charleston church shooting Barack Obama called for action on gun violence in the US after a white gunman...

    9. December 26, 2014

      Why conversation is enduring a very bad time

      How will 2014 be remembered? For me, it was the year of the bad conversation. Most of you reading this online probably...

    10. November 4, 2014

      China takes aim at online gunrunners

      The rise of ecommerce in China has touched almost every sector of the economy – including an increasingly popular black...

    11. September 17, 2014

      Scotland, guns, politics and the companies that do not speak up

      There is a strong case for companies to stay out of politics. First, their top executives are not, in my experience,...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      All about the eurodollars

      Whilst everyone was focused on the ECB on Thursday… … the Fed pulled this little snippet out of its bag: As part of the...

    13. September 5, 2014

      Guns and Chains

      The focus on marketing and product design (oversize iPhones! Celebrity endorsers!) often betrays the unsexy,...

    14. August 29, 2014

      Guns: jammed cylinder

      Don’t bet that the American gun rally is over just yet. This week gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson sharply lowered the...

    15. August 8, 2014

      James Brady, presidential official, 1940-2014

      Fate, in the form of a bullet, meant James Brady lived two lives. The first was as a burly wisecracking...

    16. July 6, 2014

      US companies caught in crossfire on right to carry guns in stores

      Brandon Randall grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where every family home stored licensed guns and most...

    17. May 30, 2014

      Teaching children about school shootings

      Last week, my daughters experienced a very modern American childhood ritual. The teachers at their Manhattan school...

    18. May 9, 2014

      The Diary: Joshua Ferris

      Bad news for America from the state of Georgia, where Governor Nathan Deal last month signed a law easing restrictions...

    19. April 9, 2014

      Obama addresses mental health issues in military

      President Barack Obama called for greater efforts to help soldiers with mental health problems as he visited Fort Hood,...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      The incumbent Congress party published its manifesto on Wednesday, with mentions for low-caste and tribal people,...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2014

      India elections: jumping the gun on Modi

      Equity investors are taking it for granted. Bookies are putting money on it. And even the international media are...

    22. March 20, 2014

      Washington learns to forget Sandy Hook

      How long does it take to forget the deaths of 20 children? For some movers and shakers in our nation’s capital, I would...

    23. March 5, 2014

      Facebook tightens its rules on gun sales

      Facebook has bowed to anti-gun violence campaigners by introducing new rules to regulate the sales of firearms and...

    24. February 17, 2014

      Chicago debates fall in gun crime

      Chicago’s police chief is not claiming victory. Considering more people are still murdered here than anywhere else in...

    25. January 27, 2014

      Barack Obama battles a sense of drift on State of the Union goals

      President Barack Obama has fallen short of the biggest targets he set in last year’s State of the Union address by...

    26. January 24, 2014

      Ukip leader Nigel Farage calls handgun ban ‘ludicrous’

      Nigel Farage has waded into a fresh political row by saying the UK government should lift a ban on handguns that has...

    27. December 13, 2013

      Profits up for rifle-maker Freedom Group on Sandy Hook anniversary

      Freedom Group, manufacturer of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook school shootings a year ago, expects earnings to have...

    28. December 12, 2013

      Gabrielle Giffords

      When she was a child, Gabrielle Giffords played the title role of Annie in a production of the musical in her home town...

    29. December 11, 2013

      MasterCard given credit by investors after dividend spike and buyback

      MasterCard received credit from investors for the decision to launch a stock split and a big jump in its quarterly...

    30. December 9, 2013

      Cerberus offers investors way out of gunmaker Freedom Group

      Cerberus is offering its investors a way to sell their interest in the maker of the gun used in the Newtown school...

    31. November 4, 2013

      Co-operative, with a gun to its head

      The Co-operative Group has lived up to its name by rejigging a proposed recapitalisation of Co-operative Bank. But we...

    32. October 31, 2013

      Cryptoanarchists pull trigger on fight over future of Bitcoin

      The inventor of the 3D printed gun has trained his sights on Bitcoin, fronting a campaign to keep the virtual currency...

    33. October 24, 2013

      The gun that got into Jamie’s bank

      I learnt about the gun a few days ago as I poked around the history section of the JPMorgan Chase website. Among the...

    34. September 25, 2013

      Corporate America’s odd silence on guns

      Iam not an American and have no say in its political process. But I spent a year in the US in my late teens, have...

    35. September 20, 2013

      Three-year-old among 13 shot in Chicago

      Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the head, were wounded by gunfire on Chicago’s South Side...

    36. September 18, 2013

      Business as usual in Washington

      America seems to be getting used to massacres. On Monday, when a gunman went on a killing spree that claimed 12...

    37. September 18, 2013

      Starbucks asks customers to leave their guns at home

      Gun-toting coffee drinkers will have to think twice before visiting Starbucks for their caffeine fix after the US...

    38. 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,...

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