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    1. April 20, 2015

      Investors must look beyond US assets

      Over the past six years investors have been rewarded for adopting a consistent and simple strategy: overweight the US. For...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Lack of vocational education stifles US mobility

      If Torres Hughes had grown up in his part of the west side of Chicago in the 1960s or 1970s, manufacturing would have been a...

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    1. FT 400 Top Financial Advisers

      Top US financial advisers have seen their assets under management jump. Large numbers ...
    2. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
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    1. April 12, 2015

      US and eurozone growth rates seem to converge

      At the beginning of 2015, the US was thought to have embarked on a vigorous upswing, with economic growth of at least 3 per...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Momentum to stall as profits talked down

      “You just haven’t earned it yet, baby, You must suffer and die for a longer time.” — The Smiths, 1986 Earnings season is...

    3. April 8, 2015

      America’s female labour force needs a new deal

      It is not often that companies as dissimilar as Walmart and Apple sing from the same corporate hymn book. When they do,...

    4. April 6, 2015

      Bill Dudley says US economy hit by ‘temporary factors’

      The US economy probably grew by a weaker than expected 1 per cent in the first quarter of this year but growth should...

    5. April 3, 2015

      Federal Reserve wary over US jobs but will wait to study trend

      The US job-creation engine has faltered. After a year-long streak of monthly gains exceeding 200,000, payroll growth dropped...

    6. April 3, 2015

      US companies cut back sharply on hiring

      US companies scaled back hiring sharply last month, adding to evidence that the economy has lost momentum since the start of...

    7. April 3, 2015

      US equity bulls face tough earnings test

      Staying bullish on US equities has become a lot harder lately. Lofty valuations, a strengthening dollar and sharply lower...

    8. April 1, 2015

      Good Friday shutdown will not be total

      This is a rarity. The US non-farm payrolls report will be released at the end of the week but most markets will be closed...

    9. April 1, 2015

      Value investors suffer during steady QE rally

      Cheap stocks have an annoying habit of staying cheap these days. The “value” style of investing — buying companies that look...

    10. March 30, 2015

      US jobs report crowns active week ahead

      For investors the focus this week will probably switch from blockbuster corporate deals to economic and political...

    11. March 27, 2015

      US growth slows despite robust spending

      US growth slowed in the fourth quarter despite robust spending by consumers, official figures confirmed today, amid signs of...

    12. March 26, 2015

      Dow Transports puts shadow on US equities

      Investors are shunning US transport stocks and this barometer of the economy and overall equity sentiment on Thursday...

    13. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

    14. March 25, 2015

      Battered energy set to harm S&P earnings

      It’s almost the end of March, which means the market will soon have to deal with the first-quarter corporate reporting...

    15. March 25, 2015

      Key trends scrutinised as US braces for lower growth

      The US economy recorded its strongest performance of the post-financial crisis era in 2014. With a 2.4 per cent rise in...

    16. March 24, 2015

      Supreme Court to rule on underwater loans

      When George Long lost his job in 2010, he faced the threat of losing his Florida home. But he managed to save his house...

    17. March 23, 2015

      Fed ‘lift-off’ is to destination unknown

      The Federal Reserve has prepared the way for “lift-off” in policy rates, yet the trajectory and destination for US interest...

    18. March 22, 2015

      Exchange rates: Transatlantic divergence

      Angry protesters surrounded the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt last week, saying its response to the...

    19. March 19, 2015

      US struggles over severe bank risks

      America’s struggle to decide which banks pose grave threats to the financial system was laid bare on Thursday as Republicans...

    20. March 19, 2015

      Fed’s ‘Moonwalk’ sparks bets on low rates

      Bond investors are betting that US rates will remain near historic lows following mixed signals from the Federal Reserve,...

    21. March 19, 2015

      Stronger dollar sees US trade deficit widen

      A stronger dollar saw the US current account deficit widen in the final three months of last year due to falling exports and...

    22. March 19, 2015

      Fed ‘dot plot’ is latest key to rate rise views

      The Federal Reserve junked its low rates guidance on Wednesday, but another signalling device took on greater prominence in...

    23. March 18, 2015

      US ports: Gridlock on the waterfront

      The MSC Renée, whose sheer black sides loom over the wharf at Pier 400, the US’s biggest container terminal, is an emblem of...

    24. March 18, 2015

      US small-caps raise dividends at vigorous pace

      Smaller US companies focused on the domestic market have initiated and raised dividends at a vigorous pace over the past 15...

    25. March 17, 2015

      Dalio warns Fed of 1937-style rate risk

      The US Federal Reserve risks causing a 1937-style stock market slump when it finally moves to raise interest rates, one of...

    26. March 17, 2015

      Dollar rally needs US growth underpin

      The dollar is on a tear, stirring memories among veteran currency strategists of great dollar bull runs of the past. Not...

    27. March 16, 2015

      Craft versus Kraft

      Andy Warhol knew what he was doing. In the early 1960s, when he was looking to create a stir in the world of modern art, he...

    28. March 16, 2015

      Marketing: Satisfying a craving for authenticity

      In this time of Twitter and stories told in no more than 140 characters, there is something curious about the marketing...

    29. March 12, 2015

      Workers of the gig economy, unite!

      Sara Horowitz is in demand. The founder of the Freelancers Union, which has 250,000 independent contractors on its books, is...

    30. March 12, 2015

      Dollar strength weighs on Fed rate-setters

      When Federal Reserve policy makers gather next week, they are likely to have warnings about the resurgent dollar ringing in...

    31. March 11, 2015

      Bloated valuations arrest US bull run

      Entering its seventh year, the ageing US equity bull market looks vulnerable. Rising concerns about the outlook for US...

    32. March 11, 2015

      Fed rate rise is overdue, warns Bullard

      The end of the Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rate policy is overdue given the rapid pace of improvement in the jobs...

    33. March 8, 2015

      A trade deal must work for America’s middle class

      Over the next few months the question of US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is likely to be...

    34. March 6, 2015

      Landmarks on a journey to uncertainty

      We cannot help it. As humans, we need landmarks to guide us. We love round numbers. Once used to them, we cannot tell when...

    35. March 6, 2015

      Five things to know about US jobs growth

      The strength of America’s labour market recovery continues to defy Wall Street expectations, as February’s numbers showed....

    36. March 6, 2015

      US jobs surge sends dollar soaring

      The dollar soared and bond yields spiked as hiring by US employers smashed Wall Street expectations and sparked heightened...

    37. March 5, 2015

      Stress tests for banks are a predictable act of public theatre

      When the US government announced in 2009 that it was launching stress tests for the country’s largest banks, it seemed like...

    38. March 5, 2015

      Shrugging off a stumble for the US economy

      The dollar index hit a fresh 11-year high this week. That’s because the US economy is in ruder health than many of its...

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