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D.M. Levine

Lawsuit Claims CME Group Favors High-Frequency Trading Machines Over Humans | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

A small band of humans is fighting what it warns is the rise of the machines in financial markets. A group of two dozen brokers and traders has sue...

Floor Traders Upset Over CME Group's Changes

Gino Vicci | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

Amid pressure from the nation's largest grain association and "significant feedback," the CME Group Inc. backed off a proposed plan to extend trading hours in grain futures and options, but only by one hour.

Deal With It: A Veteran Trader's Take on High-Frequency Trading

Gino Vicci | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

The high-speed trades driven by computers are in the cross-hairs of regulators in Washington. In spite of the controversy, some in the industry say high-frequency trading should be allowed to run its course.

Occupy Chicago Takes the Spring

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Saturday, April 7, 2012 marked Occupy Chicago's official reemergence after a milder than expected winter with a citywide day of action, known as "Take the Spring."

Occupy Chicago Ready for a Spring of Discontent

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

A confluence of events will make Chicago the national and perhaps worldwide hub of the Occupy Movement through the spring. Welcome to the Chicago Spring.

Jen Sabella

CME Group's 'Golden Toilet'? Budget Cuts Renew Anger About Chicago TIFs | Jen Sabella | Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- On Tuesday morning, a group of about 50 protesters gathered at the Board of Trade -- home of the CME Group -- to deliver a "golden toilet" ...

McDonald's Job Applications Dumped On 'Occupy' Protesters

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

On top of cold weather and logistical pains, "Occupy" protesters in Chicago last week dealt with an embarrassing stunt. Dozens of photocopied McDo...

Occupy Chicago: Tent City Raid Leads to 175 Arrests

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Demanding their constitutional right to free assembly, the crowd of about 150 non-violent demonstrators waited patiently for the slow moving police procession to reach them.

Occupy Chicago Protests Gaining Momentum

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

This movement has potential to unite communities in Chicago that have been estranged since the early 70s, but its student leaders will have to reach out to citizens who have never set foot on a college campus or who have never heard of the Federal Reserve.

Emanuel Approves New Surveillance Cameras

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago is already home to at least 10,000 private security cameras which, combined, account for the most extensive and integrated camera netwo...

Board Of Trade, Merc Threaten To Leave Chicago, But Are They Serious?

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

The executive chairman of CME Group, the parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, has threatened to take the ...

Chicago Board Of Trade Action Down 53%

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Trading volume at the Chicago Board of Trade was 52.7 percent lower in November at 52,269,007 contracts, compared with 110,483,289 contracts traded in...

What Is Volatility? Meet The VIX, Or Volatility Index

New York Times | Michael M. Grynbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fear is running high on Wall Street. Just look at the Fear Index. With all those stomach-churning free falls and sharp reversals in the stock market ...

During Frantic Trading, Rick Santelli Finds Toupee On Trading Floor (VIDEO)

CNBC | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CNBC reporter Rick Santelli found(?) a toupee on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade during one of the most eye-popping days of trading in history...