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After the collapse of its steel industry, the western Pennsylvania city reinvented itself as a centre for robotics, life sciences and self-driving cars with a growing tech start-up scene fed by its universities. The challenge is to build on this transformation, while also helping the sidelined black community to become part of the city’s success

Hackers are increasingly using indirect routes to attack companies, spreading malware through IT supply chains and ecommerce platforms. New cryptocurrency investors, too, have become a target

Chinese ecommerce companies are becoming some of the world’s most valuable brands, growing at twice the rate of their US rivals. Telecoms companies, on the other hand, are seeing their brand standing slip as tech companies capture more consumer attention

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A snapshot of the best RIAs across the US, listed by state. Plus: the trouble with bitcoin; millennials’ influence on ESG investing; and how regulatory limbo confuses clients

The country is enjoying a calm between political storms, with a president focused on securing his legacy through expensive infrastructure projects. This report considers the prospects for the economy, how devolution is faring in rural counties and what policymakers want from external investors

Special Report Innovative Lawyers

We highlight 25 general counsel who demonstrate the importance of the corporate legal department. Plus: Trump-era in-house lawyers face tough choices; diversity in the workforce; sustainability as a business strategy; and demand for cyber security

In this edition: Rachel Ara on how the market determines the value of an artwork. Also: Edwina Grosvenor’s prison philanthrophy; Larry Silverstein on revitalising lower Manhattan; debentures — an ace with Wimbledon tennis fans

How the Fed’s ‘quantitative tightening’ affects bondholders; the boom in collateralised loan obligations; big buyers pull back on US investment-grade corporates; appetite for bond ETFs grows; what leverage managers have to raise governance standards

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