Topic: Commodity Futures Trading Commission
A new working group with officials from nine federal agencies will monitor oil and gas markets for fraud, Obama announced Thursday at a town hall meeting in Reno, Nev.
04/21/2011 07:28 pm
Bernanke also says rising commodity prices will have only brief, modest effect on consumer prices. Inflation hawks at the Fed disagree with Bernanke.
04/04/2011 11:24 pm
The May 6 'flash crash' of the stock market was set off by a single $4.1 billion 'sell' order, the SEC reported Friday.
10/01/2010 07:46 pm
Wheat prices have jumped about 75 percent since early July. Drought in Russia and, perhaps, speculators in the commodity markets are behind the increase.
08/05/2010 06:37 pm
The financial reform bill passed Thursday by the Senate would create a council of financial watchmen who would act as an early warning system for market trouble.
05/21/2010 06:45 pm
A report on the May 6 stock market 'flash crash' released by regulators Tuesday is thin on answers for why the Dow took a 1,000-point dive.
05/19/2010 05:46 pm
Regulators tell Congress they're moving to erect new stock market 'circuit breakers' to pause trading when individual stocks fall quickly.
05/11/2010 08:57 pm
The film industry is fighting proposals to create a 'futures exchange' for investors speculating on Hollywood box office profits and losses. No word yet on who has the screen rights.
04/10/2010 02:54 pm
A proposed futures commodity exchange, in which investors could speculate on which movies will make money, is opposed by the MPAA as 'legalized gambling on movie receipts.'
03/29/2010 09:26 pm
Investors flood commodity markets even though they know little about oil or wheat. Is more regulation the answer?
07/28/2009 01:00 am