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Regulators Have Missed Three-Fourths Of Dodd-Frank Deadlines So Far

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

When the Dodd-Frank financial reform law became official in 2010, supporters hoped it would herald in a new era of sobriety and transparency for the f...

Jon Corzine Dodges the Fraud Question

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

It seems Jon Corzine would have Congress believe he's hopelessly incompetent, because it is better to have them believe that than the business for which he was responsible was breathtakingly wrong.

Senators Accuse Regulator Of Trying To 'Avoid The Heat' On MF Global

Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Christopher Doering and Sarah N. Lynch) - Republican lawmakers blasted the chairman of the U.S. futures regulator on Thursday for his agen...

MF Global Revelations Keep Getting Worse

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

How long does it take to find more than $600 million to $1.2 billion of customers' money? MF Global's books seem so messed up that one person couldn't have created this chaos alone.

Another Wall Street Win & Main Street Loss

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

With a level-funded budget of $205 million, there is simply no way the CFTC can do their old job, never mind all their new financial reform responsibilities.

The Koch Brothers and MF Global - Friends to the End

Daniel Dicker | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

The most stunning piece of news we're getting in the wake of the MF Global collapse is in the clients of the firm who managed to get away scot-free, with no freezing of accounts or capital -- particularly the accounts of the mega-cap independent oil company Koch Industries.

Credit Derivatives and Leverage Sank Jon Corzine's MF Global

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Ratings downgrades will trigger increased margin calls. This is all business as (un)usual. What isn't usual is diverting money from segregated customer accounts. It's too late to blame "sloppiness, bookkeeping, or accounting."

The Oil Market Plays Casino While the Obama Administration Acts as Croupier

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Cramer interview is breathtaking in exposing the administration's total lack of understanding of the distorted formation of the price of oil and gasoline in today's markets and seemingly impervious to its cost to the economy and its destructive impact on jobs.

Rick Perry President? A Primer on What a Texas Governor's Presidency Can Do For You and the Oil Industry

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.

'Front Running' Against Humanity in the Oil Markets

Stephen Zarlenga | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Stephen Zarlenga

There's no reason to allow wealthy speculators to position themselves between the world's limited oil supplies and those who have to use that oil to keep the world economy functioning.

Breaking the Wall Street Oil Blockade to Recovery

Daniel Dicker | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

We fight like crazy to avoid a depression, pour more than a trillion dollars into stimulus, bail out banks to ensure that credit will continue to flow, and when finally we see some good results, we run into the oil wall.

Stop Oil Speculation Now

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The same Wall Street speculators who caused the worst financial crisis since the 1930s through their greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior are ripping off the American people again by gambling that the price of oil and gas will continue to go up.

Republicans Want You to Pay More at the Pump

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Rep. Bruce Braley

While we pay more and more at the pump, Republicans in the House are looking for new ways to protect Wall Street oil speculators from regulation.

Two Areas Dominate Debate Over Financial Reform's Implementation

Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Kevin Drawbaugh) - Global inconsistencies and industry resistance are clouding the outlook for world financial regulation reform in two ke...

Feds' Oil Manipulation Lawsuits Are 'Rubbish,' Shipping Magnate Says

Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

OSLO (Reuters) - Shipping magnate John Fredriksen said U.S. regulator lawsuits against two of his trading firms for suspected oil price manipulation i...

Janell Ross

Gold Scams On The Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Last year, Brian Gurl spent some time reading about the state of the U.S. economy. He kept hearing about the gargantuan size of the fe...

Time for Financial Regulators to Limit Speculation in Oil Market

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

The big fluctuations in the price of crude oil over the last several weeks gave fresh evidence of the ever increasing influence of speculators on the price every day Americans pay for gasoline. Why isn't the government stepping in?

Zach Carter

Dems Blast 'Wall Street Crude Oil Casino'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A cadre of top Democrats said Wednesday that heavy Wall Street speculation was driving up gas prices and blasted Republicans for pushing...

Goldman Might Be Charged With Improperly Passing Along Tips

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Lauren Tara LaCapra) - Massachusetts securities regulators may charge Goldman Sachs Group Inc with improperly passing along analysts' tips t...

Oil Speculators: Manipulative Evil Masterminds Or Just Savvy Investors?

DailyFinance | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

As the price of oil climbed over the past few months, a growing army of commentators and pundits grimly hinted about "speculators" who were manipulati...

Zach Carter

Obama's Fraud Squad Targets Record Oil Price Plunge

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to the federal agencies involved in the president's new Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Gr...

Preventing the Next Flash Crash

New York Times | EDWARD E. KAUFMAN Jr. AND CARL M. LEVIN | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

ONE year ago, the stock market took a brief and terrifying nose-dive. Almost a trillion dollars in wealth momentarily vanished. Shares in blue-chip co...

Today's Silver Scandal

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

If anyone thinks that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has the right stuff to regulate the commodities markets, look no further than its failure to check manipulation in the silver market.

Big Silver and Oil Moves End All Speculation About Speculators

Daniel Dicker | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

If margin increases could be a tipping lever for a big sell-off in silver, could we do the same to crude oil and slice the costs that people are paying at the pumps?

SEC Chair Says Cuts Could Have 'Profound Impact' On Agency

The New York Times | BEN PROTESS | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

Financial regulators asked lawmakers on Wednesday for more money to enforce dozens of new rules and oversee Wall Street....